A Catholic community of religious sisters who operate a crisis pregnancy center in New York City won a lawsuit against the state’s health department on Nov. 8, with the agency agreeing not to include the community in a probe of other pro-life pregnancy centers.
The clock is winding down to Oct. 7 and final preparations are underway for the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival, in which thousands of people will gather at Maimonides Park in Coney Island to forge a deeper understanding of their faith and of Jesus Christ’s presence in the Eucharist.
Nearly 2,300 members of the Knights of Columbus, spouses and family members gathered together from all parts of the globe Aug. 1-3 in Orlando under the theme “First in faith and charity.”
About 1,500 family members and well-wishers joined bishops, priests, religious brothers and dozens of sisters from the Sisters of Life as seven new sisters took their perpetual vows August 5 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.
While the number of sisters is dwindling in the U.S. overall, there are some bright spots, according to Church leaders.
The Sisters of Life is one such example.
In the kitchen of St. Anthony’s Convent, the Sisters of Life gathered around the stainless steel countertops to discuss a vital issue: How do you cook bison?
The Sisters of Life have been serving for 30 years. The order was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor as a community of women religious who, along with the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, take a vow to protect the sacredness of life.
Theresa Bonopartis can still remember how it felt to be a pregnant teenager with nowhere to turn.
Young people were able to encounter the church in a big way as they prayed with nearly 20,000 teens from more than 100 dioceses at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The Diocese of Brooklyn brought teens from St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Sebastian’s, Woodside; St. Dominic’s, Bensonhurst, and St. Mark’s, Sheepshead Bay.
Sister Virginia Joy is a member of the Sisters of Life, which was founded by the late Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O’Connor. Joy is the Respect Life Director of the Archdiocese of New York. She spoke to Charles Camosy about the pro-life ministry in the archdiocese