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Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children. more
The annual unveiling of the Vatican’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene brought some much-needed warmth to people’s hearts as winter approached. more
Pro-life leaders said they were disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined Dec. 10 to hear appeals from Kansas and Louisiana on lower court rulings that have stopped the states from blocking Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood. more
A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said. more
No one should be afraid to turn to God with prayer, especially in times of great doubt, suffering and need, Pope Francis said. more
Seventy years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was lauded Dec. 4 as a seminal, yet imperfect achievement of the nascent United Nations. Speakers at a panel honored the foresight of the declaration’s fram more
Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday—Dec. 8. more
The opportunity for peaceful public assembly is a constitutionally protected hallmark of our American democracy. There are also rules that govern such assemblies. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as … more
Parishioners in the Archdiocese of New York are invited to join in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Parishes in New … more
The College of New Rochelle celebrated the expansion of its Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem during a Nov. 29 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the campus’ new location at 313 W. 125th St. Classes at the … more
The Schola Cantorum of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie performed its annual Christmas and Advent Concert in a packed chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie Dec. 2. more
Joey Canino threw for four touchdowns and ran for one as Archbishop Stepinac High School of White Plains won a second consecutive Catholic high school state championship and third in four years with … more
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will host a panel discussion examining the role religious faith plays in times of war with a program titled “Faith and Duty: The Role of Spirituality … more
Bishop Robert C. Morlino, who led the Diocese of Madison, Wis., for 15 years, died Nov. 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71. The bishop was undergoing planned medical tests when he … more
Sister Patricia Marie Williams, F.H.M., who served at St. Aloysius School in Harlem, died Nov. 11 at Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home in Manhattan. She was 93. Sister Patricia Marie was a member of … more
Sister Alice Madeline Smith, O.P., who served as a chaplain at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx for 20 years, died Nov. 21 at Siena Hall in Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 86. Sister Alice … more
Sister Jane McDermott, O.P., who served at Dominican College in Orangeburg for 19 years, died Nov. 27 in St. Martin de Porres Community at the Motherhouse in Blauvelt. She was 78. She was at … more
Deacon Robert “Bob” Winrow, who served at St. Joseph’s parish in Kingston for 40 years, died Nov. 21 at his home. He was 86. Deacon Winrow had served at St. Joseph’s since his ordination … more
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