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A mother and daughter from Virginia who perished in the French Alps plane crash were remembered by fellow Catholic parishioners as “wonderful people” who were active members of Sacred Heart parish in Manassas, Va. more
Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps March 24. The Airbus A320 began to lose altitude shortly … more
The schedule for Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, March 29-April 5, follows: more
Pope Francis has approved a miracle so that, for the first time, a married couple can be canonized together. more
A delegation representing Catholic organizations in Nigeria offered words of comfort and pledged help for Nigerian refugees who fled to neighboring Cameroon because of a violent insurgency. … more
Students at a Hindu-run school for the blind joined a nationwide outcry over the gang rape of a 74-year-old Catholic nun. more
Ten Senate Democrats voted March 17 to filibuster the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act over inclusion of Hyde Amendment provisions, which forbids federal funding for most abortions or abortion-related care. more
You would think that the last place a winter-fatigued New Yorker would want to visit in early March would be Alaska. But Covenant House President and dog lover Kevin Ryan made the trip to take part … more
Pope Francis has called Catholics to “go out to the periphery” to do missionary work among the poor and marginalized. A group of priests and seminarians from New York did just that during a … more