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The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees said a measure passed by the House July 15 is “the most unjust and extreme abortion on demand bill our nation has ever seen.” more
A report from the Synod listening sessions held across the archdiocese in the spring has been submitted to the Synod team of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. more
The Gospel story of the sisters Mary and Martha, one sitting at Jesus’ feet and the other making sure their guest was served, is a lesson to Christians that every good deed done for others should flow from listening to God’s word, Pope Francis said. more
Asking for prayers ahead of his visit to Canada July 24-29, Pope Francis described the trip as a “penitential pilgrimage” as part of a commitment to healing and reconciliation with the country’s Indigenous people. more
The Jesuits at the Vatican Observatory were wowed like most people by the beauty of the photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, but the director said they also are excited by the scientific information the telescope will reveal. more
The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said it is “deeply disturbing and tragic” that President Joe Biden has chosen to use his power as the nation’s chief executive “to promote and facilitate abortion in our country” than support resources for pregnant women in need. more
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller was still tending to the pain of the community of Uvalde, Texas, reeling from a mass school shooting that in late May left 19 children, many of them fourth graders, and their two teachers dead, when another tragedy landed on the doorstep of his Texas diocese. more
Pope Francis said he plans to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in September at an interreligious meeting in Kazakhstan. more
The president of the Japanese bishops’ conference strongly condemned the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and deplored violence as a means of solving differences of political opinion. more
A national pro-life leader said President Joe Biden’s July 8 executive order on abortion “confirmed the White House is working to appease the abortion lobby to the detriment of women and their unborn children.” more
An official of the New York State Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with a June 23 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturns a century-old law and asserts that there is a constitutional right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense. more
In a post-Communion reflection given at the archdiocese’s annual Mass celebrating the dedicated work of health care workers and caregivers, ArchCare president and CEO Scott LaRue tenderly thanked them for the compassionate service they delivered during the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic. more
The brutal and senseless attack at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria yesterday is another in a growing number of attacks on Christians in Nigeria. Yesterday’s attack was especially horrific, as at least 50 worshippers were slaughtered merely for gathering to celebrate the great Feast of Pentecost, traditionally recognized as the “birthday of the Church.” more
A first-class bone relic of Blessed Michael McGivney, a Connecticut priest and founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be available for public veneration Thursday, April 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. more
During Lent, more than 2,000 people representing the 12 deaneries of the archdiocese gathered in person with fellow parishioners to pray and provide Synodal input at the Synod listening sessions. There was one in-person session per deanery. more
At St. Rita of Cascia Church in the Bronx, Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Mass featuring a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis that will be part of the National Eucharistic Revival in the United States. more
Cardinal Dolan led the faithful of the archdiocese in joining the Universal Church’s consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
The day before Pope Francis and the world’s Catholic bishops offer a prayer of consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a leading Ukrainian Catholic archbishop in the United States called the war in Ukraine “a transformational moment for the world.” more
Whether through mainstream Youth Ministry gatherings or unconventional street-smart get-togethers, many people in the Archdiocese of New York understand newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Joseph A. … more
Shirley Jean Radcliffe Dolan, the mother of Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and the matriarch of the Dolan family, “went home to the Lord” March 12, Cardinal Dolan said. Mrs. Dolan was 93. more
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