"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of St. Padre Pio Receiving the Stigmata

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Padre Pio receiving the Stigmata of Jesus Christ.
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Take Action: Don’t Make Us Pay for Purchase of Aborted Fetal Organs

Last month, news reports revealed that the Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract to acquire “fresh” aborted fetal organs for research creating so-called “humanized mice” with human immune systems. Yesterday, the U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities joined 44 o
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Understanding the Principles in Theology of the Body

​Over the course of five years, September 1979-November 1984​ Pope John Paul II presented his “Theology of the Body” through short reflections each week. ​
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Religious educators come to learn at Catechetical Congress

The daylong event, presented by the Office of Faith Formation, offered attendees a multitude of instructional workshops.
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USCCB Life Issues Forum: Roe v. Wade

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy—and as the confirmation hearings for his replacement have moved forward—Roe v. Wade has once again found itself at the center of public debate.
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Maternity Act of Kindness Program 2018 – Let Us Help Women in Maternity Homes

Please lend your support to the Respect Life Office’s annual Advent program that helps support young mothers in maternity homes on Long Island who have chosen life.
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Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God

In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".
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Updated Statement Regarding Bishop Barres and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

You might have heard of the media coverage about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Some of that coverage includes statements regarding Bishop John Barres the authors of the Report appear not to have understood the material they were quoting.
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Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

The U.S. bishops urge our participation in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, each Friday from August 3 through September 28.
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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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