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It’s hard for us to wrap our minds around the idea that New York City’s homeless population is the size of a small city. But with more than 60,000 people in city shelters at the beginning of … 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
Undoubtedly, some people are cheering the nationwide crackdown on immigrant communities last weekend that led to nearly 700 arrests around the country, 41 of which were in New York, including five on … more
With news reports constantly being questioned and “fake news” abounding on the Internet, it comes as no surprise that the Oxford Dictionaries’ choice for 2016 Word of the Year was … more
New York Catholics can be proud of their record of turnout for the annual March for Life each January. It’s a masterful organizational accomplishment to move hundreds upon hundreds of people … 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
Hope is a virtue that seems to be in short supply around the world and even here in the United States these days. News reports highlight one bleak story after another, in almost unrelenting … more
We’re still trying to catch our breath after the stunning climax to one of the most rancorous presidential campaigns in modern times. We have a president-elect. Donald J. Trump, the brash … 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
This won’t be the first time we’ve called for civility in public life on this page. But, frankly, it’s the most depressing time. With candidates seeking the highest office in the land and less … more
Cardinal Dolan’s newly announced Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program is a major step forward in promoting the healing of victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the … more
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has annually set aside October as Respect Life Month, and the celebration traditionally begins on Respect Life Sunday (Oct. 2 this year), often marked … more
As always, the United Nations has a full agenda as it begins its 71st session of the General Assembly this week. And, as always, the Vatican’s mission to the world body—officially the … 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
They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more
In a summer filled with violence and terrorism, the story of the more than a million people who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for the World Youth Day celebration with Pope Francis is a heartwarming … more
The dreadful cycle of violence that has stained the Summer of 2016 has to stop. We know that’s easy to say; we know, as well, that it’s hard to do. But we have to keep saying it, praying for … more
With the death of Holocaust survivor and Noble laureate Elie Wiesel, the world lost a powerful moral voice who, more than anyone else, gave witness to the slaughter of six million Jews during World … 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
We can’t say this enough. When speaking, writing, texting, tweeting or engaging in any other forms of communication, it’s best to take the high road. Shouts, insults, vulgar gestures or words, … more
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