Sister Helen Marie Kenny, M.M.,

who was a Maryknoll Sister for 70 years and who attended high school at St. Agnes Academy in College Point, died on Jan. 4 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, N.Y. She was 88.

Christmas, Freedom And Obedience

On December 17, the day the first “O Antiphon” signaled the intensification of preparations for Christmas, the Church read the genealogy of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel: writing for a predominantly Jewish-Christian audience, the evangelist stresses that the blessings promised to and through Abraham, and the dynastic promises made to King David, are about to be fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth.

Bishop Malone Resigns Following Bishop DiMarzio’s Fact-Finding Mission

Pope Francis has accepted the immediate resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y on Wednesday morning. The announcement comes two months after the Vatican asked Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to conduct a fact-finding mission into the Diocese of Buffalo, which has been roiled with claims that Bishop Malone has mishandled numerous abuse cases.

Bishop Malone Resigns: His Letter to Catholic Faithful

Bishop Richard J. Malone announces his retirement, effective Dec. 4 and the Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, the Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, as the apostolic administrator, pending the eventual designation of the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.

The Three Comings of Christ During Advent

Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, and the violet color that priests wear at Mass during this liturgical season is a symbol of deep longing for the coming of Christ into our lives.

Pro-Life and Uniting the Young and the Old

Persevering in faith through good times and bad, in season and out of season, is something the elderly can teach us a lot about. In what has become a trademark of his pontificate wherever he goes, Pope Francis shares his desire for an alliance between the young and the old — he believes the very future of society depends on it.

The Importance of Respecting Life in All of Its Stages

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The month of October has been designated by the Bishops of the United States as Respect Life Month. This gives us the opportunity as Catholics to remind ourselves of our obligation to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable from the beginning of life and at every point in between until natural death.