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Auxiliary Bishop Peter Byrne, at a Mass opening the Prayer Vigil for Life at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, said, “This is a special night. This is a night of prayer for life.” The Prayer Vigil … more
Dr. Waldery Hilgeman, the Roman postulator for the cause of canonization of Servant of God Dorothy Day, visited New York Jan. 22-26. On Jan. 24, Dr. Hilgeman met with officials working on the inquiry … more
Catholics have a responsibility to look past the noisy rhetoric of the current debate on immigration and answer the “cry of the poor” by engaging with individuals facing deportation. That was … more
The beatitudes are not cheap words for those who think they know it all yet do not commit to faith; they are the fruit of a hopeful heart that yearns for peace and happiness, Pope Francis … more
Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Benito Angeles Fernández of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, told the faithful at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the Blessed Mother is a woman “filled … more
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
Mike Garr hopes to return from his mission in Kenya in 2021 with a better understanding of people living in poverty. The 61-year-old retiree is one of seven missioners in the 50th Maryknoll Lay … more
Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to help determine the greatest needs of survivors of Indonesia’s Dec. 22 tsunami, said Yenni Suryani, country manager for the U.S. agency in … more
The crèche or Nativity scene has been a reverent and popular way to depict the birth of Jesus for centuries. The archdiocese is home to at least two large-scale crèche displays, the first at … more
In a conference, where atrocities past and present and hopes for the future were discussed, Cardinal Dolan said that the Church has been proactive in recent years in helping to address terrorism … more
Parishes and Right to Life groups have chartered buses to travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 19. Contact information appears below; reservations are usually … more
ArchCare caregivers raised more than $8,000 to purchase 15 generators that were flown to Nuestra Senora del Carmen parish Dec. 10 for residents of Humacao, Puerto Rico. Father John Anderson, … more
Well aware he was disappointing some people by not using the word “Rohingya” publicly in Myanmar, Pope Francis said his chief concern had been to get a point across, and he did. “If I would … more
In October 2016, the archdiocese launched the voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP), part of its ongoing effort to renew its contrition to those who suffered sexual … more
Framed and hanging on a wall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a drawing in pen and brown ink depicting a solemn yet serene Virgin Mary and Christ Child sitting before her, gazing lovingly upward … more
Protection of religious and ethnic minorities is crucial to the long-term stability of the Middle East, but time is running out to provide meaningful aid to prevent permanent migration from the area … more
The annual Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral honoring Our Lady of the Divine Providence took on special significance this year because of the continuing suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane … more
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