NYC Isn’t Getting Away With Snubbing St. Frances Cabrini

New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray’s is undergoing intense criticism after deciding to snub Saint Frances Cabrini who won a citywide poll of candidates for the  “She Built NYC” statue program. The city opted to honor other women instead, such as a black jazz singer, an LGBTQ advocate and a Latina desegregation activist.

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Babies’ Remains Found in Abortionist’s Garage To be Properly Buried

Indiana’s Attorney General has promised that the remains of 2,246 aborted babies found in the garage of deceased abortionist Ulrich Klopfer will be given proper burials. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Archdiocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has offered to bury the children in any Catholic cemetery in his diocese.

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French Bishops Say “No!” to IVF for Single Women & Lesbians

As French lawmakers begin debate on a controversial new law that will allow single women and lesbians to have access to assisted procreation, the French bishops are warning that this law places the desire of adults above the welfare of children.

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Rash of Desecrations Target Catholic Churches in Jersey City

The skyline of Jersey City where multiple acts of desecration of Catholic churches have occurred in the past year.

The face of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was found smeared with dog feces outside of a downtown Jersey City, NJ church. It was the fourth act of desecration to occur in the area in the past year.

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Bahamian Catholics Struggle to Cope After Hurricane Dorian

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the tiny island nation of the Bahamas, Catholics are struggling to cope with the massive destruction of their property and lifestyle, but are relying on their faith to carry them through this dark time.

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Bishops Mourn Victims of Texas Shooting

The U.S. Bishops have issued a statement calling the faithful to prayer after the August 31 shooting incident in Midland and Odessa, Texas that left seven dead and wounded 22 others, including a 17-month-old baby. This shooting marks the 18th mass shooting in the U.S. in 2019.

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Our Lady of Knock ~ Silent Messenger of Hope

Our Lady of Knock Chapel of Apparitions, at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland (wikimedia)

This August marks the 140th anniversary of an event of the highest spiritual significance for the people of Ireland, and in fact, for the faithful of the world.

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Three Ways to Restore Faith in the Real Presence

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Once again, the latest Pew Research study has found continued erosion in belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist among Catholics and it has kicked off another round of hand-wringing among the faithful. We’ve been blaming poor catechesis for decades, and nothing’s changed. Maybe we need to take a look at some new ideas.

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