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Pope: Abuse Victims’ Outcry More Powerful Than Efforts to Silence Them

“No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.” more

Nuncio Says U.S. Bishops Committed to Addressing Abuse Scandal

The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up, said the Vatican nuncio to the United States. more

Abuse Letter to Cardinal O’Malley Was Second Priest Sent Officials

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.” more

Eucharist Is a Taste of Heaven on Earth, Pope Says

By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ’s same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said. more

Citizenship Question for 2020 Census Prompts Strong Criticism, Lawsuits

A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question about citizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics and has prompted lawsuits. more

En Washington, Sacristán Recuerda al Beato Oscar Romero

Marcelo Perdomo nunca se imaginó que su encuentro con la santidad ocurriría en su país de El Salvador, junto al párroco. En su juventud, a principios de la década de 1960, Perdomo trabajaba en su ciudad natal de San Miguel, El Salvador, organizando la sacristía y decorando el altar entre sus labores como sacristán en la parroquia de El Rosario. Ahí fue donde trabajó con el “Padre Romero”, un sacerdote minucioso, con una idea de cómo se deben hacer las cosas. more

Far-Flung Anger

Mark Pattison’s article in CNY’s Aug. 2 issue concerning abuse revelations in the Catholic Church contains very relatable quotes from John Carr, director of the Initiative of Catholic Thought and … more

Not the State’s Right

I was pleased to read the front-page story in the New York Times last week that the pope has pronounced that capital punishment is always wrong.  But then the story went on to state the majority of … more

‘Powerful Message’

Blessed Pope Paul VI was a sensitive man with a powerful message “that peace must be invented and created at a speed which keeps pace with urgent events.” His “eclipse” due to widespread … more

Senado Argentino Rechaza Proyecto Legislativo Para Legalizar Aborto

El senado argentino votó en contra de un proyecto legislativo que hubiese legalizado el aborto durante las primeras 14 semanas del embarazo. Los senadores votaron 38-31 en contra de la medida el … more

Fridays Without Charles

Take my word for it: You don’t want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it’s best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper—and I mean newspaper, not online … more

Knights’ Family of the Year Have Made Mark Here

We’re mighty proud of Ryan and Elizabeth Young and their children, the Pleasant Valley family named 2018 International Family of the Year by the Knights of Columbus at the order’s Supreme Council … more

Fortaleza Desde La Debilidad

Cuando estoy débil, entonces es cuando soy fuerte” (2Cor 12,10). Después de los episodios del Monte Carmelo, en los que se narra el enfrentamiento del profeta Elías con los profetas de Baal … more

‘Addiction Mess’ Is Their Family’s Message to Others

Like many of you, I set aside a book or two to take on vacation. In Cape Cod last week, I read one that brought me so much satisfaction and joy that I wanted to share it with you. more

Knights Name Dutchess County Family of 9 Family of the Year

Ryan and Elizabeth Young and their seven children were honored for what they do every day. Parishioners of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie, they were named the International Family of the … more

Ukrainian Major Archbishop Celebrates Divine Liturgy in Sloatsburg

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk discussed the greatest gifts of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in his homily to several thousand Ukrainian Catholics during the Divine Liturgy at the 64th … more

Faith and Fun Ruled the Days at St. Denis Vacation Bible School

Marcello Greco and John Urbanowicz, who are both 11, are giving back to a parish Bible school that has given so much to them. They volunteered four mornings of their summer … more

Students, Staff Get Early Glimpse of Upgrades at Shrub Oak School

Staff and students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School received a jolt of energy Aug. 8 for the start of the 2018-2019 school year in Shrub Oak. “I feel like I’m coming into a new school. I … more

Summer Program Guides Young People Into Call to Service

At the Catholic Charities Kennedy Center in Harlem, high schoolers participated in a pilot project called Revolution of Change, a summer service program sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth … more

Father Daniel Davies, O.P.

Father Daniel Davies, O.P., a former pastor of Holy Rosary in Hawthorne, died Aug. 2 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. He was 90. He was pastor of Holy Rosary, 1990-1996, and parochial … more
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