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The Ohio House for the second time in two years has passed a ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected, which could occur within the first six weeks of pregnancy. more
Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer. more
At the request of various bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis has changed the date of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the last Sunday of September. more
A gunman opened fire at a Chicago Catholic hospital Nov. 19, setting off a frantic scene that ended with three victims killed and the assailant dead, police said. more
By midday Nov. 16 firefighters had gained more ground in trying to contain the Camp Fire in Northern California, which is north of Sacramento and one of the deadliest blazes in the state. more
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor. more
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some disappointment,” but “I end it with hope.” more
A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm. more
Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate. more
The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting. The proposed pastoral … more
With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served in the armed forces. more
Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced. more
In February of my sophomore year, I went on a service trip to the Romero Center in Camden, N.J. I knew a little bit about Archbishop Oscar Romero from my theology class in freshman year, but I never … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a show of solidarity alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis, and numerous other civic and religious leaders of New York, participated … more
Former Congressman Frank Wolf says the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 is needed more today than when it was signed by President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Wolf, author of the act, was … more
At Westchester County Center in White Plains, Janelly Oliveras, 15, took a few minutes from faith formation to share her thoughts about New York Catholic Youth Day 2018. “Being here has … more
En el Westchester County Center en White Plains, Janelly Oliveras, de 15 años, se tomó unos minutos del programa de formación de fe para compartir sus pensamientos sobre el Día de la Juventud … more
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, shared in her keynote address at the 73rd annual Alfred Emanuel Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that she so wanted the … more
Three trusty buddy benches are beckoning students to become friends at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Elmsford. If a child sits on a bench alone, it is a signal to the other students to ask him … more
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