Cardinal Dolan

Editorial & Opinion
Close-Knit Parish Community

In the mid-1990s, a gifted Newsday reporter named Bob Keeler won a Pulitzer Prize for an in-depth series of articles about St. Brigid’s parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Back then, I …

Defying Definitions and Trusting Your Own Story

Everyone has his or her own story. Our history, family, faith, environment—all of it combines to create a background story that runs through our entire life, for better or worse. Through the …

Life and Lent

On the elevator at work one day, I chatted with a woman who was the only other person onboard. Both of us remarked that we were looking forward to Friday—several days away—and the weekend. We …

Auschwitz and ‘Intrinsic Evil’

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 27, 1945, the infantrymen of the Red Army’s 322nd Rifle Division were bludgeoning their way into the Third Reich when they discovered the Auschwitz-Birkenau …

Chekhov and Tolstoy on Stage

In his book “What is Art?” Leo Tolstoy wrote, “The business of art lies just in this,—to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and …

All Stories

Eight Elementary Schools Redesigned, With Room to Grow

Eight regional Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese will take on a new shape in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Office of the Superintendent of Schools announced Feb. 24.

300 Catechumens to Gather for Rite of Election With Cardinal At Cathedral March 1

Some 300 catechumens preparing to enter the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil will participate in the Rite of Election celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral the first Sunday …

Monthly Holy Hour for Archdiocesan Renewal to Begin Friday, March 6

A monthly Holy Hour for the spiritual renewal of the archdiocese will be offered on First Fridays, beginning March 6, at St. John the Evangelist Church at the New York Catholic Center in …

Sister Norma, at Manhattan College, Says ‘Speak Out’ About Immigration

At Manhattan College in the Bronx, Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., urged the 430 guests gathered in Kelly Commons to “speak out” against U.S. immigration policies. “We need to be …

La Hermana Norma, en el Manhattan College, Dice ‘Hablen’ de Inmigración

En el Manhattan College en el Bronx, la hermana Norma Pimentel, M.J., instó a los 430 invitados reunidos en el Kelly Commons a “hablar” en contra de las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos. “Tenemos que estar denunciando lo que está mal; tenemos que hacer algo”, dijo la hermana Norma, una defensora de los inmigrantes y justicia social con sede en Texas, durante su conferencia vespertina el 19 de febrero. “Necesitamos tener una voz más fuerte, una voz más profética. Tenemos qu …
Our Faith

Mediterranean Must Be Crossroad of Peace, Dialogue, Pope Says in Bari

The Catholic communities of every nation on the Mediterranean Sea must work together to promote peace, to aid migrants and refugees and to defend religious freedom, Pope Francis told bishops from 19 Mediterranean countries.

Appeals Court Upholds Trump Administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 24 upheld the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” that enforces the Title X rule banning taxpayer funds from being used to promote or provide abortion as family planning.

Leap Year’s Extra Day Has a Catholic Origin

The extra day we get approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did you know the present system of calculating the leap years was designed …

Pope: Lent Is a Time to Reflect on God’s Love

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Naumann Calls Senate Rejection of Pro-Life Bills ‘Appalling’

By blocking two pro-life bills from going to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote, senators “failed to advance two critical human rights reforms that most Americans strongly support,” the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said late Feb. 25.

Shut Off Cellphone, Open Bible for Lent, Pope Tells Faithful

Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one’s life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said.

El Cardenal Dolan Recuerda Su Viaje a Cuba con Fe y Esperanza

Al principio, el viaje parecía agobiante: un recorrido por auto, manejando 11 horas a través del campo cubano desde la ciudad de Santiago, situada en la parte sureste de Cuba, hacia La Habana, hacia al otro extremo de la isla. Sin embargo, el cardenal Dolan estaba decidido a celebrar Misa en la Basílica del Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, cerca de Santiago, posiblemente el lugar más sagrado de la isla. Para llegar allí, el cardenal esperó seis horas en el aeropuerto de La Habana donde abordó un viejo avión con destino a Madrid, que tenía una escala en Santiago. Esa era la única forma de llegar a esa ciudad debido al impacto de las sanciones impuestas por Estados Unidos en vuelos a algunas ciudades …

Schools Coverage

Eight Elementary Schools Redesigned, With Room to Grow

Eight regional Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese will take on a new shape in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Office of the Superintendent of Schools announced Feb. 24.

Students Find ‘Right Path’ at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School

The school day at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs on Arden Street in the Inwood section of Manhattan begins and ends in prayer in the church on site. What a smart way to navigate the day given the range …

Education Officials Discuss Catholic Identity, School Choice

The education officials sat down in the school library for an interview after they toured Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. As executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the …

Cardinal Blesses New UPK Program of Port Chester School

Cardinal Dolan blessed the new universal pre-k program site of Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School in Port Chester Jan. 31. The cardinal’s visit to learn more about the academic enterprise for …

Cardinal O’Connor School ‘Shows Us What Catholic Schools Are All About’

Evan Breen and Anthony Romeo entered John Cardinal O’Connor School in Irvington with a learning need to enhance their reading skills. Now, the eighth-graders enjoy reading and are waiting to …
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