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The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level. more
A federal judge ruled July 24 that the government’s immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997 over how juveniles in the custody of the immigration agency are treated. more
Pope Francis’ address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24 will be broadcast live to members of the public on the West Front of the Capitol, House Speaker John Boehner announced July 8. more
Catholics will never be effective evangelizers if they are squabbling among themselves, and they cannot show the world how faith in Christ responds to the human yearning for freedom and peace if they … more
Catholic New York won first-place General Excellence honors for the third consecutive year in the annual Catholic Press Awards competition, the first time the paper has accomplished that feat in its 34-year history. more
The parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux will be canonized at the Vatican Oct. 18, during the Synod of Bishops on the family. Louis Martin (1823-1894) and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin (1831-1877) will … more
At St. Lawrence O’Toole parish in Brewster it’s all about renewal, physical, and spiritual. The physical renewal has taken place over the last eight months, a $3.5 million gut renovation of … more
As the New York Archdiocese prepares for the visit of Pope Francis in September, it is taking a joyful look back at another papal visit 50 years ago. On Oct. 4, 1965, Pope Paul VI became the first … more
Timothy Dolan had issued the invitation to Timothy Dolan years ago, while he was in second grade, in fact. So it was indeed a thrill when Timothy Dolan, the graduating eighthgrader, got to meet to … more
Students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Pelham Manor threw a surprise going away party for their gym teacher, Fatima Vasquez, on the last day of school June 17. Ms. Vasquez isn’t just going on summer vacation. A chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she is being deployed to Dubai. “It was more