On March 17, 2012, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York unveiled ambitious plans to restore St. Patrick's Cathedral, which he described as "America's parish church and the soul of the capital of the world." The restoration is projected to cost roughly $175 million and to be finished in December 2015. The folks at St. Patrick's were kind enough to give me a behind the scenes (or, rather, up in the rafters) tour of some of the renovation projects inside the church.
The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday Jan 15 nbsp America nbsp spent a lot of time at the movies this year and brings you these reviews And the nominees are for Best Picture are nbsp Up The Mountain nbsp The powerful message of lsquo Selma rsquo John
When President Obama spoke to the nation of Nov 20 making his case for taking executive action on immigration he turned to Scripture ldquo we shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger We were strangers once too rdquo Even those with little familiarity with the Bible
America asked two prominent members of Congress both Catholics with famous names to respond to nbsp Pope Francis rsquo repeated calls to empower the poor Paul Ryan nbsp the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee is an eight-term member of Congress from Wisconsin rsquo s 1st Congressi
The big screen has a strange relationship with abortion. The oft-made claim that Hollywood advances a liberal social agenda doesn’t hold much water when it comes to the prochoice cause. While sex, drugs and alternative lifestyles abound, when it comes to unplanned pregnancies, more often
Refugees are the ldquo first victims rdquo of the ongoing conflict in Syria and ldquo the ones paying the highest price rdquo said Archbishop Francis A Chullikatt at The Humanitarian Response to the Middle East Refugee Crisis a side event to the 2013 High-Level Dialogue held on Oct 4 Chulli