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DNA Match Brings Brooklyn Woman’s War Hero Uncle Home for Burial

Nancy Lewis knew her uncle only through the stories she heard and always had hoped to bring him home for burial next to his parents. She took a DNA test, a match was found, and U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. … more

Archbishop for Military Services Mourns 16 Killed in Marine Plane Crash

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services asked for prayers for the 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman who died July 10 when a Marine refueling and cargo plane … more

Remembering 9/11

The victims and heroes of 9/11 were remembered and honored at the Eve of Solemn Remembrance on Staten Island Sept. 6, and at the Father Mychal Judge Walk of Remembrance in Manhattan Sept. 10. The … more

Diocesan Inquiry on Dorothy Day’s Cause Is Initiated

With an edict published last month, the Diocesan Inquiry on the life, heroic virtues and reputation of holiness and of intercessory power of the Servant of God Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic … more

Lebanese Cardinal Inaugurates St. Sharbel Chapel at Cathedral

Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of Maronite Catholics, inaugurated a chapel to Lebanon’s St. Sharbel in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The chapel is the first of its kind outside Lebanon. “St. … more

New York Capuchin Parishes Celebrating the Beatification Of Father Solanus Casey

Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap., was perhaps best known for his service to the poor and abandoned in the Archdiocese of Detroit, where he will be beatified at a Mass on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 … more

REACHING OUT TO PUERTO RICO

Forty days after Hurricane Maria battered the island of Puerto Rico, Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn brought financial support, prayerful solidarity and the family love of New … more

Events of 9/11 Put Successful Broadcast Journalist on Path to Diaconate

Greg Kandra was a good-enough Catholic, observant and Mass-going, although he admits his wife was by comparison the real lion of the faith as they attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish in Forest Hills, Queens. more

Retired Priests Gratefully Call New Cardinal Egan Pavilion Home

Cardinal Dolan recently blessed and dedicated the new Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion, an expansion of the St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which includes the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, now 13 years old. more

Health Care Prescription? Regroup, Cooperate, Catholic Leaders Say

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix … more

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March for Life Events in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Jan. 18 National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. Confessions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Confessional … more

Idolatry of Wealth, Beauty Demands a Costly Sacrifice, Pope Says

Idolatry is a human inclination that spares neither believers nor atheists and deprives people of life and love in exchange for slavery to unfulfilled dreams, Pope Francis said. more

Discover Holiness Each Day, Pope Says in ‘Rejoice and Be Glad’

God calls all Christians to be saints—not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his … more

Catholic Charities, New York State Make Special Effort for Immigrants

Seeking for all to realize the urgency of the moment, top officials with New York State and Catholic Charities announced the launch of a pro bono legal network to expand services for immigrants … more

House Committee Votes Against D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s assisted suicide law. The day before the vote, Cardinal Dolan sent a letter to … more

‘Heart of Nuba’ Tells of Catholic Doctor’s Service and Selflessness

In the new documentary, “The Heart of Nuba,” an inspiring true story is told about Dr. Tom Catena, an American physician at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. There, the … more

Iraqi Archbishop Seeks Prayers on Mission Sunday

From his residence in Kurdistan, an autonomous region within the nation of Iraq, Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, can hear the bombs of Mosul, a mere 60 miles away. … more

Thornwood Native Is First American-born Syro-Malabar Priest Ordained in U.S.

Father Kevin Mundackal made history in May as the first American-born Syro-Malabar priest ordained in the United States. Ordained for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on May … more
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