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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
In a remarkable testament to the ministry of a martyred American … more
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
Mother Teresa’s long and holy life, a life spent caring for those she called “the poorest of the poor,” brought her an unlikely measure of fame and, yes, celebrity. Not often in this world do … more
When Pope Francis told a large group of elderly people last week that old age “is a time of grace” he may not have been referring to himself. But he certainly fits the bill, as he turned 83 … more
The vile comments attributed to President Donald Trump about certain countries during an immigration policy meeting have been widely and deservedly condemned. The president is said to have used … more
People of faith will not find much to cheer about in the latest Pew Research Center report on Americans’ religious beliefs and practices. The report, released last week, found that the … 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
The evidence just keeps piling up. Pro football’s head injury problem is real, it’s serious, and the National Football League needs to take a leadership role in addressing it in a way that … more
With poll after poll reporting that a growing number of Americans— especially young people—answer “none” when asked their religion, it’s not unreasonable to assume that churches and other … more
A Vatican announcement made it official early on Monday: Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin has been named the sixth Archbishop of Newark. As neighbors across the Hudson, we want to extend a warm … more
For once, we hope this editorial will be outdated by the time you read it. The topic is the horrendous policy implemented in recent weeks by the Trump administration to separate thousands of … more
Thanksgiving Day, and the entire long holiday weekend, is traditionally a time for families to come together—giving thanks for a festive meal shared with those we love, and relaxing afterward by … more
The people of Puerto Rico seem to have finally reached a boiling point. Taking to the streets of San Juan for nearly two weeks this month, an estimated 500,000 protesters demanded that Gov. … more
A broad and diverse coalition of Christian organizations—including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—is calling for an end to predatory payday lending. The coalition, calling itself … more
The 1917 apparitions of Mary described by three shepherd children at Fatima captured the hearts and imagination of the Catholic world in a special way. From their first vision of the beautiful … more
With Ash Wednesday falling earlier this week, the season of Lent has begun. As we were reminded in the article about Lenten guidelines and practices published in our last issue, Lent is a … more
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in this New Year of 2017—and it’s an important milestone indeed. The archdiocese will mark the opening of … more
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Church, as it continues to struggle with the trauma of clergy sexual abuse amid sickening revelations involving retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who … more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
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