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In his first stop of a six-day visit to Cuba, Cardinal Dolan walked into the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in the town of El Cobre, likely the most popular sacred space in Cuba, joining hundreds of citizens and tourists of this island nation who crowd in to visit a statue of the Madonna. more
Though there’s a great distance from New York to Cuba, sharing the Eucharist with other Catholics on the island is a great reminder of the bonds of faith and love and what the church can build even among people who are different, Cardinal Dolan said Feb. 10. more
Cuban Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez gently motioned Cardinal Dolan toward the man quietly sitting in the chair who had recently lost part of his leg due to complications from diabetes. more
Cardinal Dolan is set to meet with the president of the Republic of Cuba during a Feb. 7-12 trip to the island nation, which includes a visit with the cardinal of Havana and other Cuban prelates. more
A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing. more
Catholic leaders said a Trump administration plan to limit the issuance of immigrant visas for people from six African and Asian nations “undermines family reunification” and will make it more difficult to support migrants forced from their homeland. more
Christian funerals outside of churches have been banned in some areas of China as the communist government begins to enforce new regulations on religious practices. more
After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus is pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded its initiation ceremonies in an effort to better showcase the order’s core principles and its drive to help Catholic men become disciples. more
The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people. more
Pope Francis said remembering the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust is a call for the world today to reflect and commit to not repeating the atrocities of the past. more
Proclaiming his successor as “exactly the man our Church needs,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput introduced Bishop Nelson J. Perez, whom Pope Francis named as the next archbishop of Philadelphia, at a Jan. 23 news conference in Philadelphia. more
You never know who you are going to encounter when you start making your way into a crowd, especially when it’s as big as the one in Washington, D.C., last Friday, Jan. 24, for the 47th annual … more
Dr. James T. Carroll, a history professor at Iona College, assumed the presidency of the American Catholic Historical Association during the association’s 100th annual conference in Manhattan. … more
It was a birthday party for the ages, as the Paulist Fathers celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of their founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P. Father Eric Andrews, C.S.P., … more
Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 “in peace, peace in their hearts,” and that families would mark New Year’s by “communicating with one … more
The Trump administration Dec. 20 finalized a rule requiring health insurers to send customers a bill for coverage of an elective abortion that is separate from their premium for health care … more
Two Texas Catholic bishops offered words of condolence and prayers to the members and families of the victims of a church shooting in which two worshippers were killed. Archbishop Gustavo … more
Cardinal Dolan, celebrating Midnight Mass at Christmas at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dec. 25, began his homily with a prayer he said he learned as a boy and has whispered ever since. more
The Archdiocese of New York has opened online admissions for the 2020-2021 school year, and will host six open house events at 120 schools across the archdiocese from January through March. more
As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect … more
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