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With a courtesy and solemnity seldom seen at a gathering of opposing political leaders, Mozambican politicians came together a month before their general election to welcome Pope Francis and pledge to work for peace and the common good. more
El obispo auxiliar Manuel A. Cruz del Arquidiócesis de Newark servirá como celebrante principal y homilista en una misa honrando Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre en la catedral de San … more
Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa. more
Catholic leaders across the United States reacted with sorrow and “heavy hearts” to a mass shooting in west Texas Aug. 31 that authorities said claimed seven lives and wounded 25 others. more
“Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, toward forms of clean energy,” Pope Francis said as he marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. more
Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Oct. 5, choosing prelates from 13 different nations as a sign of “the missionary vocation of the Church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth.” more
The 1919 “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction” was showcased in this year's Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I’s end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers today. more
Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. more
A New Jersey state appeals court allowed a new law permitting assisted suicide to continue, overturning a lower court decision that temporarily blocked the law. more
Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the region’s bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. more
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Aug. 21 welcomed a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations. more
Seventeen priests have been appointed as pastors, administrators and parochial vicars of parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced.   PASTORS Father Levelt … more
Father Donald Timone, a retired priest of the archdiocese, has been removed from priestly ministry after allegations of sexual abuse made against him have been found credible and substantiated by the … more
An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago. more
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is asking donors to assist people in southern India after receiving urgent requests for aid from partners in Kerala. “Raging floodwaters have … more
Stephen F. Auth is used to being taken seriously as a manager of mutual funds. His work in street evangelism has taught him lessons in humility. He is executive vice president of Federated Global … more
Being a Columbiette always was a family affair for Jaclyn Carney. The parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island became the youngest president in the 65-plus year history of the New … more
New York families looking to enhance their prayer life may want to pay a visit to North Easton, Mass. That’s where the soon-to-open Museum of Family Prayer will showcase interactive and inspiring … more
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