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Stanford University to Remove Saint’s Name from Some Properties

California’s Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him. more

Faith in Christ Isn’t Professed in Words But in Deeds, Pope Says

True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbors, Pope Francis said. more

Catholic Workers Say U.S. Aid Cuts to Palestinians Could Be Disastrous

The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region. more

Sisters’ Lives Did Not Match Her Preconceptions

For years, I had passed by the grounds of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt. I was always struck by the beauty of the motherhouse, and intrigued by the women who lived there. more

Algerian Martyrs to be Beatified in Algeria Dec. 8

The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country’s bishops announced. more

Archbishop Kurtz Says U.S. Society ‘Much Richer’ When Church, Government Work Together

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty told a Washington, D.C. audience Sept. 12 he is concerned about a “steady movement” in the United States away from religious institutions and an erosion in the view that religious liberty must be valued. more

U.S. Bishops Tell Pope Abuse Scandal ‘Lacerated’ the Church

The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the Church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.” more

After Meeting Pope, Cardinal DiNardo Says He’s Hopeful About Addressing Crisis

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. more

Salesian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen Details Ordeal in New Rochelle Talk

Repeatedly celebrating the Mass in his mind and resolutely praying the Stations of the Cross, the Angelus, the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet by himself while being held in captivity for 557 … more

9/11 Anniversary Marked With Moments of Silence, Prayer, Masses

Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses. Attending a meeting of the U.S. … more

Washingtonville Faithful Welcome New Parish Center

Cardinal Dolan blessed St. Mary’s new, 7,000-square-foot parish center in Washingtonville Sept. 7. “It was terrific. It could not have gone smoother,” Father Jeffrey Maurer, pastor of St. … more

St. Peter’s Honors Past, Highlights Future After 9/11

St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street “isn’t just about the past, it’s about the present and it’s about a future,” Cardinal Dolan said at the Vigil Mass he celebrated there Sept. 8, the … more

Pope Says He Hopes to Visit Japan in 2019

Pope Francis told a group of Japanese visitors to the Vatican that he wants to visit Japan in 2019. more

Pope Francis to Meet With USCCB Officers in Rome on Sept. 13

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced. more

Abuse Crisis Is Church’s ‘Own 9/11,’ Archbishop Ganswein Says

The concern of now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and the promises made by the majority of Church leaders were not able to stop the evil of clerical sexual abuse, which has been the 9/11 of the Catholic Church, the retired pope's personal secretary said. more

Pope to Convene World Meeting on Abuse Prevention With Bishops’ Leaders in February

Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome Feb. 21-24 to discuss the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. more

New York Latest to Launch Probe of Church Sex Abuse Records

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy, and at least two of the state’s eight dioceses confirmed receiving subpoenas seeking access to its records. more

Facing Facts, Coming to Terms With One’s Past Bring Peace, Pope Says

People need to make peace with their lives and anything they are running from, rather than lose themselves to escapism and playful distraction, Pope Francis said. more

‘Catholic Guy’ Radio Host Taps Into Male Zeitgeist

Lino Rulli doesn’t have any children of his own. Married two years ago, the 46-year-old and his wife, Jill, are hoping that changes soon. more

High Court Nominee Highlights His Catholic Charities’ Volunteer Work

During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.” more
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