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Grant to St. Raymond for Baseball Field Renovations St. Raymond High School for Boys was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Hyde and Watson Foundation to renovate its baseball field on the grounds … more
Robert Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods Inc., and Peter Unanue, executive vice president of Goya Foods Inc., will be honored at Catholic Extension’s fifth annual Spirit of St. Francis Award … more
Sister Teresa Mary Sheehan, S.H., who served at Incarnation parish in Manhattan for 27 years, died July 7 in Chicago. She was 91. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. … more
Msgr. James J. Dorney will be remembered on Staten Island with a street renaming near his beloved St. Peter’s Church, the mother church of Staten Island. He served as pastor there from 1986 until … more
Pope Francis told a group of Japanese visitors to the Vatican that he wants to visit Japan in 2019. more
Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced. more
The concern of now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and the promises made by the majority of Church leaders were not able to stop the evil of clerical sexual abuse, which has been the 9/11 of the Catholic Church, the retired pope's personal secretary said. more
Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome Feb. 21-24 to discuss the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. more
The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy, and at least two of the state’s eight dioceses confirmed receiving subpoenas seeking access to its records. more
People need to make peace with their lives and anything they are running from, rather than lose themselves to escapism and playful distraction, Pope Francis said. more
Lino Rulli doesn’t have any children of his own. Married two years ago, the 46-year-old and his wife, Jill, are hoping that changes soon. more
During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.” more
People, especially the young, need to live with passion—the passion to persevere and not see life as a burden, Pope Francis said. more
Like St. Maria Goretti, Slovakia’s newest martyr is a model for young people, said Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. more
Water is a gift of God that makes life possible and yet millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water, and rivers, seas and oceans continue to be polluted, Pope Francis said. more
Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said Sept. 3 as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests. more
Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. more
Many high school seniors often feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. more
Echoing what Pope Francis said during a Mass in May, the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said, “The struggle of working people, of the poor” is not first a “social or political question. No! It is the Gospel, pure and simple.” more
Sister Catherine Ryan, F.S.P., who served in the archdiocese’s Catechetical Office for 33 years, died Aug. 16 at Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 87. Sister Catherine served in the … more
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