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Faith isn’t something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said. more
More than 100 homes—including a Church-run home for disabled war veterans—were forcibly demolished by state officials in southern Vietnam. more
The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association. more
God is a father who never ignores His children when they call to Him in times of suffering, loneliness and despair, Pope Francis said. more
As it did prior to the Second World War, the rise of nationalism in the world poses a threat to peace and constructive dialogue among nations, Pope Francis said. more
As U.S. bishops gathered in early January at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect about the American Church’s sex abuse crisis, reports trickled out about the possible fate of one their own being decided overseas. more
With World Marriage Day 2019 coming up on Feb. 10, the search is under way to find the longest married couple in the Archdiocese of New York. The annual celebration honors the vocation of marriage … more
People find Jesus only through humble love, and once they find Him, they are called to offer Him the gifts of their prayer, their adoration and their care of others, Pope Francis said. … more
The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization is morally unacceptable, but a hysterectomy could be morally acceptable if the uterus could not sustain a pregnancy, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. more
A Jesuit whom former Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sought to oust in 2018 will remain in his post as chaplain of the legislative body as the 116th session of Congress begins. more
The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic cultural icon,” said senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee’s membership in the Knights over its support for Church teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage. more
Father Joseph DiMauro, S.A., who served at Graymoor in Garrison for 22 years, died Nov. 29 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 80. Father DiMauro served for 16 years at Graymoor’s … more
Sister Mary Doretta Leonard, M.M., who served primarily as a catechist in China, died Nov. 27 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 93. Sister Mary Doretta most recently did pastoral … more
The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops. more
The U.S. Catholic bishops are taking part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways to rebuild trust over the clergy sex abuse crisis. more
Sister Wendy Beckett, who gained fame in the 1990s for television shows and books explaining art, died Dec. 26 in Norfolk, England. She was 88. She has been widely described as both an unlikely … more
Brother Harold V. Horne, M.M., who served as a missioner to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, died Nov. 11 at Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was 91. Brother Horne served as a regional … more
Father Gavin Reilly, O.F.M. Cap., who served at Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Manhattan for 20 years, died Dec. 19 at St. Clare Friary in Yonkers. He was 90. Father Reilly served as pastor of Our … more
Sister Marian Bohen, O.S.U., who served in the education program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining for 24 years, died Dec. 9 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was … more
Sister Pauline M. Sticka, M.M., a missioner to Taiwan who taught religious education and provided marriage counseling, died Dec. 7 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 94. Her service … more
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