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 In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.” more
President Donald Trump said Jan. 16 his administration is issuing nine proposed rules to ensure the nation’s faith-based service providers and organizations are not discriminated against by federal agencies’ regulations or in their grant-making processes because of religion. more
Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. more
The March for Life, the annual march in Washington, D.C. to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary … more
President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day. more
A culture of religious freedom “consists of respect for the dignity of others as they seek to live in accordance with the truth about God,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty. more
Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal who was laicized by the Vatican in 2019 after numerous claims of abuse by him were substantiated, moved Jan. 3 from the Capuchin Franciscan friary in Kansas … more
Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and the Storm Theatre will present a new production of Buzz McLaughlin’s drama “Sister Calling My Name” at the Black Box Theater of the Sheen Center … more
Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. The Mass will also serve as … 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
Stella O’Brien, a senior who serves as student council president, has called St. Joseph Hill Academy on Staten Island her “home away from home” since she was a 4-year-old … more
The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word, Pope Francis said. more
Saying that “there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us,” Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops have implemented a national response to months of wildfires. more
Worshipping the Lord as the Three Kings did involves making a journey “from the greatest form of bondage: slavery to oneself,” Pope Francis said on the feast of the Epiphany. To … more
God sent His only begotten Son into the world, where He continues to dwell in the hearts of men and women, “urging them to believe, to hope despite everything, and to love by working for the good of all,” Pope Francis said. 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
Most newborns come into the world topsy-turvy; literally downside-up. Although members of the medical staff are quick to upright all infants' orientation as soon as they're delivered, for … more
It seems sometimes that we are surrounded by bad news. There are so many depressing stories at home and abroad that it can appear we are living in dark times. Additionally, each new report that comes … 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
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