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With passion in Cyprus and reason in Greece, Pope Francis continued to articulate and adjust his teaching on migration. more
There were four white candles, each tied with blue-and-gold ribbons, alight in the darkness on the baptismal font at St. Joseph parish in Lake Orion, Mich. Dec. 5. more
Spending a bit of time with young people before leaving Greece, Pope Francis encouraged them to have the courage to hope, to dream and even to question their faith. more
Sympathizing with the Cypriot government and citizens feeling overwhelmed by an influx of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis urged them to remember their history as a crossroads and meeting place of people of different cultures and traditions. more
Father Aroldo Guerra, Sch.P., who served at parishes in Manhattan and Mount Vernon, died Nov. 26. He was 90.A Funeral Mass was to be offered Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Incarnation Church in Manhattan. … more
A Funeral Mass was offered Nov. 23 at St. Peter Claver Church in West Baltimore for Beverly A. Carroll, the founding director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Black … more
Father Dennis W. Cleary, M.M., who served in Venezuela for 16 years, died Sept. 24 at Beechwood Continuing Care Facility in Getzville. He was 73. Father Cleary was a missioner in Venezuela, … more
Sister Patricia Fahey, R.S.H.M., who served at Marymount School of New York in Manhattan, died Nov. 12 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 90. Sister Patricia taught at Marymount School of … more
Sister Mary Alice Howley, O.S.F., who served as an educator and pastoral minister, died Oct. 1 at the Skilled Care Facility at Wartburg, Mount Vernon. She was 86. At St. Francis Hospital, … more
Atlanta Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer said the conviction of three white men for the 2020 murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery “does not bring him back. It does not bridge the racial divide in … more
When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments Dec. 1 for the biggest abortion case in decades, all eyes—and ears—will be on the court. more
Nearly 3,000 innocent people were massacred on September 11, 2001. Here in Manhattan I witnessed the murder of 2,753 people inside the Twin Towers along with injuries to thousands of others in the … more
St. Joseph teaches people to learn to take life as it comes and to accept what God has in mind, Pope Francis said. more
I want to thank you for your wonderful coverage of Most Precious Blood’s 125th Anniversary Mass. Though I live now in Port Jervis, for many years I lived in Walden. I made my First Communion and … more
The Church cannot stay out of politics when politics grants power over people that has moral consequences. The well being and destiny of every person is very much the concern and special competence … more
Three questions on the USCCB statement on the Eucharist: Does Jesus really want us to limit who celebrates the Eucharist? After all, the Last Supper was celebrated with sinners, since all the … more
There’s lots to say about Dorothy Day, whose cause for sainthood continues to advance, but one of the most pertinent for Catholics in New York is that she lived in our world. While she’s not … more
Last Sunday was the start of the holy season of Advent, the annual period of preparation leading to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. It should be a fruitful time, … more
For the longest time, I considered myself more of a Lent person than an Advent person. The journey through the desert felt familiar, the three-prong practice of fasting, prayer and charity was … more
Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree. At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to buy a … more
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