See photos from the ordaination of Father Peter Heiskell.
"Families will be forced to make the impossible choice of putting food on the table and staying together legally in the country."
In annual message to ‘Rimini Meeting,’ Francis reminds, “looking at Jesus purifies our sight and prepares us to look at everything with new eyes."
After Mass, worshippers were blessed with water from the Atlantic Ocean. See a gallery of photos.
The work of the Church – of administering the Sacraments, of teaching, healing, advocating, serving, and ministering to the poor and vulnerable – can and must continue, despite the sins of the past.
"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people."
Catholics of Nigerian descent gathered in West Hempstead for a retreat/revival in July.
Group leaders agreed that in this situation people come before politics.
"I hope that whatever happens, we can continue to journey together for peace in Mindanao."
Bishop Barres joined diocesan youth to concelebrate Mass at three-day conference in Queens.