Protecting Newcomers to the City: De Blasio Signs Bill to Protect Undocumented

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Merger Recalls Slain Maryknoll Nuns

Bishops Ask to Meet Obama and Congress

The Search for Tangible Signs

21 November 2014

I live in a great neighborhood. Williamsburg has become an amazing mixture of young and mature, traditional and avant-garde, long-standing and trendy – the old and the new, side by side.

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Vatican II and The Berlin Wall

21 November 2014

by George Weigel History sometimes displays the happy capacity to arrange anniversaries so that one sheds light on another. On Nov. 21, 1964, Pope Paul VI solemnly promulgated the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, which began by proclaiming Christ the “Light of the Nations” and is thus known as “Lumen Gentium.” In […]

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Challenges in Feeding the World’s Hungry

21 November 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) – With projections putting the planet’s population at 9 billion by 2050, the question of how to feed them is taking on ever-greater importance.

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God’s Invitation to Love Is Never Withdrawn

21 November 2014

As I wrote in last week’s column, I have come to think of God’s revelation as an invitation to enter into God’s unfathomable life of love and to think of faith as a saying yes to that invitation. Thinking of revelation and faith this way has marvelous implications for our lives.

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Scranton Offers Doctoral Nursing Degree

21 November 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (CNS) – A degree in doctor of nursing practice designed to accommodate full-time practice will be offered to graduate nursing students at the University of Scranton, Pa., in the fall 2015 semester, the university announced. It is the Jesuit university’s second doctoral degree offering.

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Cutting Down on Nail Biting

21 November 2014

by Dr. Steven Garner, M.D. Dear Dr. Garner, Both my son and my husband bite their nails constantly. I am concerned about what harm this might do to their nails and, more importantly, any possible long-term effects it may have, especially on my son’s nails. It seems like any time I look at them, they […]

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Vatican to Offer Showers for the Homeless

21 November 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The archbishop who distributes charity on behalf of Pope Francis has announced that the public restrooms in St. Peter’s Square will include showers where the homeless can wash.

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Here’s a Reason to Be Thankful This Year

21 November 2014

by Tony Rossi As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think of a TV show I watched over the summer: season two of the documentary TV series “NY Med” (season one won a 2013 Christopher Award). In case you’re not familiar with it, producers took cameras into New York Presbyterian Hospital and Newark’s University […]

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A Night with St. John's Basketball featured, from left, Conrado Gempesaw, St. John's president; legendary coach Lou Carnesecca; Julius Erving; Joe Tartamella, St. John's women's basketball coach; and Steve Lavin, St. John's men's basketball coach. (Photo courtesy St. John's Athletic Communications)

Basketball Legend Dr. J Speaks at St. John’s

21 November 2014

Basketball legende Julius "Dr. J" Erving was the special guest at "A Night with St. John's Basketball."

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McClancy Shines in Soccer Championships

21 November 2014

McClancy's varsity boys' and girls' soccer teams each captured city championships this year.

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