• Two-time cancer survivor joins NJ bishops in opposing assisted suicide

    • Oct 31, 2016

    While one terminally ill young women made headlines across the country two years ago by advocating for the right to end her life, another, living in New Jersey, decided to begin quietly campaigning for the right to stay alive, saying, “The sanctity of life is deteriorating … Nobody should be telling you that you don’t have rights to medication.”

  • Crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

    Crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

    • Oct 30, 2016

    A newly restored 14th-century wooden crucified Christ, which once hung in the original fourth-century St. Peter’s Basilica, has been “resurrected” from obscurity — once caked over with dark paint and left forgotten behind an elevator shaft, said Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest.

  • Apocalyptic images capture reality of Syrian conflict

    Apocalyptic images capture reality of Syrian conflict

    • Oct 29, 2016

    “The cradle of civilizations and the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Middle East has become the theater of incredible brutality,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, in addressing the U.N. Security Council Oct. 19.