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US  Christian leaders urge administration not to cut overseas aid
US Christian leaders urge administration not to cut overseas aid

106 US Christian leaders wrote to the government on Thursday, supporting America's International Affairs Budget - "that every day brings hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced men, women and children around the world", and urging the government not to cut it in the future. Signatories include: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Bishop Gregory J Mansour, Chairman of

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Dorothy Day a step nearer sainthood
Dorothy Day a step nearer sainthood

The Cause for Dorothy Day's possible eventual beatification and canonisation has moved into a new phase on Tuesday as Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, opened the canonical Inquiry on the life of the Catholic Worker movement founder, gathering evidence to determine if Dorothy Day lived a life of "heroic virtue" in the eyes of the Church. The Archdiocese, which is sponsoring her cause, will gather the evidence and present it to the Vatican's Congregation for the Saints and Pope Francis.

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USA: Thousands to join 14-hour National Prayer Vigil For Life
USA: Thousands to join 14-hour National Prayer Vigil For Life

The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 21-Friday morning, January 22, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass during his recent visit to Washington. More than 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will pray there for an end to abortion before the annual March for Life. The Vigil marks the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions legalizing abortion nationwide. Since those decisions, more than 56 million

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Pope leaves New York
Pope leaves New York

Pope Francis left New York for Philadelphia on Saturday morning. He flew by helicopter over the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to get to JFK airport. Fr Federico Lombardi told a press conference in Philadelphia, the Pope was accompanied by the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan who pointed out the famous landmarks. The small island in the bay of New York, was the gateway for immigrants from all over the world who passed through the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.

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New York City faith leaders comment on Eric Garner court decision
New York City faith leaders comment on Eric Garner court decision

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Archbishop of New York and Rabbi Michael Miller, and Executive Vice President and CEO Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City have issue a joint statement in the wake of the 3 December Grand Jury decision not to indict police office Daniel Pantaleo into the death of Eric Garner. Garner died on 17 July, after being held in a chokehold by Pangtaleo. He had been suspected of illegally cigarettes. The incident was filmed by a passerby and broadcast n

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Faith groups join in worldwide climate marches
Faith groups join in worldwide climate marches

From New York to London, Mumbai to Sydney - millions of people across 161 countries took to the streets in 2,700 events on Sunday, to call for strong action at next Tuesday's historic climate summit of world leaders in New York. Prime Minister David Cameron is one of the participants. United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon invited the leaders to help accelerate progress on climate action. In London, organisers said 40,000 marched to the Houses of Parliament. Faith groups held prayers in Embankment Gardens before setting off.

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US Bishops urge Congress to pursue political not military option in Syria
US Bishops urge Congress to pursue political not military option in Syria
On the same day that Pope Francis asked the G20 nations to "lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution" in Syria, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote to every member of Congress, urging them not to resort to military intervention, but instead work to end the violence in Syria through a political solution.
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US Bishops praise Obama's leadership on nuclear weapons, Middle East peace
US Bishops praise Obama's leadership on nuclear weapons, Middle East peace
...“We know both issues remain challenging, appreciate your leadership in tackling them and offer our prayerful support,” wrote Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Pates. They pledged their support to US efforts to achieve mutual reductions in stockpiles of nuclear weapons, to adopt the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation. They also thanked the President for traveling to the Holy Land in March and for charging Secretary of State John Kerry with the task of bringing both parties to the negotiating table.
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US Archbishop urges Congress to include 'conscience provisions' in funding bills
US Archbishop urges Congress to include 'conscience provisions' in funding bills
Congress should incorporate two provisions that strengthen conscience protection in any proposed funding bills in the weeks ahead, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore in a February 15 letter to Congress. Both provisions were part of the House draft of the Labor/HHS appropriations bill. Archbishop Lori, who chairs the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), wrote that he feared "the federal overnment's respect for believers and people of conscience no longer measures up
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US Bishops urge ‘vigorous leadership’ from Obama for peace in Israel - Palestine
US Bishops urge ‘vigorous leadership’ from Obama for peace in Israel - Palestine
The United States is poised to make a real difference in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict and should provide tireless leadership to ensure a two-state solution in the Middle East, said two leaders of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a letter to President Barack Obama. "We affirm your support of the two-state solution, promise our support for strong US leadership for peace, and urge you even to consider appointing a high profile envoy in hopes that as in the past this might advance peace and justice in the region,"
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Dorothy Day - new documentary films online
Dorothy Day - new documentary films online
Three must-watch short documentary films on the life of Dorothy Day have just been published on Youtube by the Catholic News Service. The films include rare archive footage and still images and interviews with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Dorothy Day's grand daughter Martha Hennessy, Robert Ellsberg, her biographer, and Deacon Tom Cornell, co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship and an associate of Dorothy Day.The films are: Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day (4 minutes); Who is Dorothy Day? (5 minutes)
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US Cardinal prays for victims of school shootings
US Cardinal prays for victims of school shootings
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has offered prayers and sympathy for the victims of the shooting in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, yesterday. His statement follows. The shooting tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut wrenches the hearts of all people. The tragedy of innocent people dying through violence shatters the peace of all.
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US Bishops congratulates President Obama on re-election
US Bishops congratulates President Obama on re-election
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated President Barack Obama, November 7, the day after his re-election as President of the United States. Cardinal Dolan promised the prayers of the bishops saying that: "The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America." He added that "In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good,
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New York Cardinal defends invitation to Obama
New York Cardinal defends invitation to Obama
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has written a forthright defence of his invitation to President Obama to attend the Al Smith dinner in October. This following a barrage of angry protests from individuals from individuals urging the Cardinal to withdraw his invitation, because of provisions for birth control and abortion that may be included in the US government's proposed healthcare scheme. Writing in his personal blog, the Cardinal referred to a recent dinner he had attended in which the speaker, had announced a "promising initiative of the Knights of Columbus to foster civility in politics.
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US Cardinal 'saddened' by Obama's comments on marriage
US Cardinal 'saddened' by Obama's comments on marriage
"President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the President on September 20, 2011, the Catholic Bishops stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by the President and the Administration to strengthen marriage and the family. However, we cannot be
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