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Respect Life Resources

Our Ministries • Project Rachel — a confidential ministry of hope and healing for women and men who have suffered abortion Respect Life Resources • Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life — The 1995 papal encyclical by Pope John Paul II reaffirming the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of human… Read More »

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invites you… On a tour to the Splendors of Eastern Europe, featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau, lasting 11 days: September 14 – 24, 2020, visiting Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Munich. $3,999 per person from New York (Air/land tour price is $3,549 plus $450 government taxes/airline surcharges)… Read More »

Saint John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Saint John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Responding to Bishop Caggiano’s invitation to lifelong formation, we invite you to reimagine faith formation at every level. The Saint John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry is offering grant opportunities to assist your efforts. We… Read More »

Q&A: Can Catholics get married outside a Catholic Church?

Q&A Q. Can Catholics get married outside a Catholic Church? A. The short answer comes from the Code of Canon Law, the law that governs the Catholic Church. Canon 1118 states that: §1. A marriage between Catholics or between a Catholic party and a non-Catholic baptized party is to be… Read More »

A Catechist Conversation

A CATECHIST CONVERSATION Bishop Frank Caggiano recently shared his powerful vision for the future of Faith Formation through his presentation A Catechist Conversation. Each of the two sessions gathered more than 300 catechists and instructors, where Bishop Caggiano pointed out some of the biggest challenges facing catechists in our modern… Read More »

Just Arrogant Enough

Take a look at Monday morning’s Gospel reading and read between the lines. To understand the metaphor, understand the Samaritans: bastard Jews – religiously and biologically. In 581, Babylonians moved into Samaria and intermarry with Jews there. You cannot do this if you want to keep the religion and the… Read More »

Talking To Young People About Violence

TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT VIOLENCE   As the senseless violence in our nation’s schools continues, let us pray for peace. Though details will continue to emerge, it is never too early to hold one another in prayer. Let us also continue to lift our prayers for peace in our… Read More »

Amid Chaos, Hope

An anniversary passes this week that will likely be lost in the news of hurricanes and presidential tweets. With the start of school, open houses, meetings with teachers, and homework, today might just go unnoticed. Since that Tuesday morning sixteen years ago the world has changed in so many ways. We are… Read More »

From Encounter to Accompaniment

The Leadership Institute is collecting stories about the way people encounter the person of Jesus Christ. Do you have a story to share? We all encounter Jesus in different ways: through the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, through nature, music, or even travel. Through joy… Read More »

Marriage Preparation

Marriage Prep | Preparación Matrimonial en español Marriage Prep Checklist | Additional and Post-Marriage Prep Resources The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Class is designed to be an engaging, enriching, and beautiful presentation of the teachings of our faith. Use this page to read more and to register for required classes, offered several times throughout the year…. Read More »