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Pope calls all Catholics to be missionaries of God’s mercy+

"We do not confess to abase ourselves, but to be raised up," the Pope said, and "we -- all of us -- need this badly."

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Holocaust’s ‘righteous’ need to be remembered, too, survivor’s son says+

The number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling but so, too, are those "righteous Gentiles" who saved Jews who were almost certain to perish.

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Easter Vigil celebrated in East Northport+

Slideshow shows scenes from Easter Vigil at St. Anthony of Padua church.

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New Staten Island Ferry vessel to be named for Catholic Worker co-founder+

"How providential that the ferry ... should be named after a brave, loving woman who cherished both those areas of our city and the people who live there"

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Governor signs death penalty repeal at site of 101 executions since 1991+

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chair of the U.S. bishops' committee on domestic justice and human development, welcomed the repeal, calling it "a bold step toward a culture of life."

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Serving the suffering is serving the crucified Christ, pope says+

"It is more important than ever today that Christ's faithful be witnesses of tenderness and compassion."

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In tough times, go to Joseph+

Joseph is not passively resigned, but courageously and firmly proactive.

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Bishops back bill to protect faith-based foster care, adoption providers+

'The Inclusion Act would remedy this unjust discrimination, and maximize the benefit to thousands of children in need.'

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Bishops: Relief will help many; lack of Hyde protections ‘unconscionable’+

The act will provide relief to Americans in need, but lacks "protections for the unborn."

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