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Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said. more
With scaffolding receded from the front, and much of the sides, of St. Patrick's Cathedral for the first time since 2008, Fifth Avenue couldn't have looked any finer for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, Dec. 12, as this view from across the street shows. more
The Catholic Church in Pakistan has joined the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Taliban on an army school in Peshawar that has left at least 126 children and others dead and 250 injured. more
No saint was ever known for having a “funeral face,” Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile. more
What do you think? Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas? I get asked that all the time. It’s a fair enough question to ask during Advent. On the one hand, there’s no denying that … more
The recent decision of a Staten Island grand jury not to indict a police officer in connection with the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during a struggle to arrest him last July … more
Since we last published in print two weeks ago, Catholic New York has made some publishing news as our long-planned E-edition made its debut as an app on Apple’s Newsstand. If that sentence … more
Pope Francis will create new cardinals Feb. 14, following a two-day meeting of the world's cardinals that will discuss reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, among other issues. more
Uno de los personajes importantes del Adviento es Juan el Bautista, precursor del Mesías que viene a preparar el camino del Señor. Juan Bautista aparece en escena como un tipo extraño, vestido de … more
La creciente participación de los católicos en la vida eclesiástica en el extremo occidental de Cuba es el resultado de una mayor evangelización y ha motivado planes de construir la primera … more
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