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On his visit to Romania last weekend, Pope Francis further extended the healing hand of the Catholic Church to the Eastern Orthodox Christians separated for centuries from Rome and long suspicious of … more
An eight-year investigation of nursing homes by the Department of Health and Human Services has come up with conclusions that are not surprising to many people. The care of frail, elderly people in … more
With the state Legislature winding down its 2019 session, we urge the Assembly and Senate not to use their remaining weeks in Albany to take up a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide … more
The May 3 United Nations’ observance of World Press Freedom Day was probably not something that most people marked on their calendars. That doesn’t mean it’s not a vitally important issue, … more
When Detective Steven McDonald, New York's Irish-American hero cop, moved up the aisle of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in his wheelchair carrying the gifts for the Eucharist at the … more
Last weekend Catholics at Mass in 413 parishes heard a pastoral letter from the Archbishop of New York. "As you cast your ballot, I prayerfully urge you to take a stand worthy of the … more
Manhattan College in the Bronx is noted for a number of things, not least enduring among them the invention of the seventh-inning stretch. That goes back to 1882 when the varsity was … more
It seems that this year, more than ever, the Church needs the hope and new life Easter brings forth. Just as the resurrection of our Lord followed a week of persecution, violence and death at the … more
The appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to lead the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was an inspired choice by Pope Francis for an influential U.S. archdiocese that’s been through a rough … more
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has added a prominent voice to backers of legislation to allow federal tax credits for donations to scholarship funds for students at private and religious … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget contains a policy proposal unrelated to the state’s finances, which repeals New York’s long-standing prohibition on commercial reproductive … more
Last week’s unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse did not close with a specific set of rules to end once-and-for-all the seemingly endless abuse crisis, and it did not completely … more
The Book of Proverbs tells us “He who answers before listening—that is his folly and his shame.” (18:3) After a video clip of the unfortunate exchange between Covington Catholic High School … more
After nearly a dozen years, New York’s radical abortion expansion bill is poised to become law—signed, sealed and delivered on Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. … more
Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, marked 75 years of service in December, and we want to join the chorus of supporters and admirers … more
With the fourth Sunday of Advent upon us, the Church calendar gives Catholics another opportunity to make our hearts ready to welcome the Lord. Hopefully our Advent journey has prepared us well to … more
The news that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in two human embryos and then implanted them in a woman sent shockwaves throughout the scientific community. As well it should. The … more
This is the time of year we’re called on to give thanks for the blessings that have come our way. Some of us may be fortunate enough to count a loving family, good friends, good health and a … more
With its newly launched clean energy project at five parishes, the archdiocese has taken another bold step in its commitment to protecting the environment. The pilot program at three parishes on … more
No matter how many times we read or hear that homelessness is rising in New York City, the numbers never fail to shock. Last week, however, a report on a subset of the homeless … more
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