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Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago. more
In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said. more
Pope Francis praised Allied troops who took part in critical D-Day landings in France 75 years ago, while also remembering German soldiers who died fighting under Nazi orders. more
In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” more
Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East. more
Cardinal Dolan made a pitch today for parents and kids enrolled in Catholic schools and in parish religious education programs to meet him at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls for a minor league ballgame between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Lowell Spinners Monday, June 17, at 7:05 p.m. more
Vincent and Patricia Kain met at a party when they were 13 years old and “something just clicked.” They’ve been together ever since. The parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. … more
La misa anual del Desfile del Día Puertorriqueño en la Catedral de San Patricio atrajo a cerca de 1.500 personas, incluyendo a Esther Torres, de 69 años, feligresa de la parroquia de Santa Inés … more
Sister Helen Wacker, F.S.P., and Sister Dorothy DeYoung, F.S.P., were re-elected congregation minister and assistant congregation minister, respectively, at the Franciscan Sisters of Peace Ninth … more
An expected vote from the U.S. Supreme Court on the added U.S. citizenship question in the 2020 census just hit a potential twist with newly submitted evidence that could influence the court’s decision. more
In the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach, Va., the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called for American society to examine why such violent incidents continue to occur. more
At the Mass of Ordination for the six priests he ordained May 25, Cardinal Dolan thanked a litany of people for their presence in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, from bishops, priests and deacons to … more
A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. more
In his first Mass in Romania, Pope Francis recalled the witness of countless Catholics in the country who held on to hope and trusted God amid persecution. more
In an increasingly globalized world where technological and economic developments have both benefited and excluded many, the Catholic and Orthodox churches must learn to listen to each other and walk together, Pope Francis said. more
Suspected Muslim extremists attacked another Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing four people and raising the death toll among Christians to 20 in a wave of violence in the West Africa nation. more
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said he was “deeply disappointed” by the California Senate’s passage of a bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession. more
The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said. more
Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they were “gravely disappointed” with the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Equality Act. more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
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