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At a May 26 Mass, the Catholic community of Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde, Texas, comforted the four children of Joe and Irma Garcia. more
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bills May 25, saying he has kept his promise to voters to “sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk.” more
To promote their well-rounded education, a prestigious university in New York encouraged undergrads to enroll in extracurricular activities. These included team sports, study clubs, culturally … more
Several U.S. bishops spoke out against the easy accessibility to guns in the country following a May 24 rampage that left at least 19 children and two of their elementary school teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas. more
Pope Francis and Ukrainian families in Rome will gather May 31 before a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace, to recite the Rosary for peace in Ukraine and in other places at war. more
Seeing all the violence and injustice in the world, people easily grow disillusioned and wonder about the meaning of life, but Christians must fight the temptation of weariness with faith and a passion for justice, Pope Francis said. more
Saying his heart was broken at the news of at least 19 children and two adults being shot and killed at a Texas elementary school, Pope Francis said it was time to say “Enough!” and enact stricter laws on gun sales. more
In a 6-3 ruling May 23, the Supreme Court said two Arizona death-row inmates could not present new evidence of ineffective counsel they said they received in state trials during their federal appeals. more
Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to work together in taking care of creation. more
Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, founder of the Scalabrinian missionaries, dispensing the requirement of a miracle attributed to his intercession, the Vatican announced. more
San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.” more
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will celebrate a Mass marking the 40th anniversary of San Lorenzo Ruiz devotion in the United States at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m. more
Seeing scenes of a war on television is one thing, “touching this reality is another,” Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, said in Ukraine. more
Catholic New York, the biweekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of New York, will publish its final issue Nov. 17, as the archdiocese moves toward unveiling a new digital communications program that will begin in late 2022 or early 2023. more
Sister Anne Barat Corcoran, R.S.H.M., who taught in the New York area and served as a nurse overseas, died May 7 at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown. She was 96. Sister Anne Barat taught at the … more
Father Peter Fiore, O.F.M., who served as director of communications for the Franciscans’ Holy Name Province for six years, died April 17 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was … more
Father Ronald Pecci, O.F.M., who was twice a pastor and also served his religious community in other roles, died April 12 at a hospital in Sharon, Conn. He was 71. He had been living at St. … more
Sister Joan Frances Delaney, M.M., who served as a teacher in Hong Kong early on and later held administrative roles in the U.S. and overseas, died April 28 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. … more
Sister Maryellen Keefe, O.S.U., who taught for eight years at Preston High School in the Bronx, died April 12 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 85. Sister Maryellen was at … more
Sister Frances Lyle, O.S.U., who taught in the Bronx for nine years, died May 10 at the United Hebrew Home of New Rochelle. She was 97. Sister Frances taught in the Bronx at St. Angela Merici … more
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