• Catholic U offers free tuition to displaced Puerto Rican students

    Catholic U offers free tuition to displaced Puerto Rican students

    • Nov 6, 2017

    On Monday, the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. announced that it would offer free tuition to students from Puerto Rico displaced by recent hurricanes. While several other institutions of higher education have already set up similar programs to aid the island, this is the first of its kind by a Catholic university.

  • U.S. bishops seek to fight racism at both national and local levels

    U.S. bishops seek to fight racism at both national and local levels

    • Sep 25, 2017

    After the announcement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last month to form a new ad hoc committee to fight racism, many bishops around the country are also engaging in the fight in their own dioceses, launching initiatives and getting involved in local disputes they believe are augmenting racial tensions.

  • Brooklyn bishop makes pitch for vocations at Citi Field

    Brooklyn bishop makes pitch for vocations at Citi Field

    • Sep 11, 2017

    During the first ever Catholic Day at Citi Field, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn used the occasion to promote vocations to religious life. Nearly 2,000 attended the daylong festivities, which included a stadium mass, entertainment, and a Mets game.

  • Racism ‘remains pre-eminent sin of nation, church,’ says Brooklyn bishop

    Racism ‘remains pre-eminent sin of nation, church,’ says Brooklyn bishop

    • Aug 26, 2017

    “Racism remains the pre-eminent sin of not only our nation, but also of our church,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. “We should not tolerate monuments to people who were racists or tried to destroy our democracy. We in the United States have our own particular original sin. It is called racism.”

  • U.S. Catholics urged to use Passion as motivation to change the world

    U.S. Catholics urged to use Passion as motivation to change the world

    • Apr 15, 2017

    Christian leaders across the United States have been using Holy Week liturgies to draw attention to the social issues affecting the country. Los Angeles Archbishop Joes H. Gomez said Holy Week is meant to remind Catholics what it means to be a Christian in today’s world and how they can bring hope and possibility to an uncertain society.