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Sister Marianne Robertson, S.C.

Sister Marianne Robertson, S.C., a former chairwoman of St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Manhattan, died Aug. 2 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 86. She served at St. … more

Sister Máire McQuillan, R.S.H.M

Sister Máire McQuillan, R.S.H.M, president of Marymount College in Tarrytown for nine years, died Aug. 5 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 97. Sister Máire was president of Marymount, … more

Sister Janet Capone, O.P.

Sister Janet Capone, O.P., a New York native who was in her 61st year with the Adrian Dominican Congregation in Adrian, Mich., died July 29 at the Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford, Mich. She was 80. Sister Janet, formerly known as Sister Mary Leonard, served at Marymount College in Tarrytown, 1977-1978, as a teacher and officer worker. She also ministered in elementary and secondary education in Pensacola, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla., 1957-1976. She spent six years in California as vice president of sponsorship at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, 2005-2011. After serving as a counselor at HRS Adult Protective Services in Orlando, Fla., for two years, she served the congregation as the administrator of the Dominican Life Center, 1996-1998, and as prioress of the congregation, 1998-2004. In addition, she served for 13 years in St. Louis as director of Emmaus Community, an inter-congregational center established to assist in the personal growth and development of women religious, 1983-1996. Born in New York, she entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation in 1955 and made final vows in 1962. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French and a master’s in guidance counseling. She is survived by a sister, Carole Frechette. A Funeral Mass was offered Aug. 6 in St. Catherine Chapel at the congregation site in Adrian. Burial was at the congregation cemetery. more

Sister Ellen Marie Keane, R.S.H.M.

Sister Ellen Marie Keane, R.S.H.M., a philosophy teacher at Marymount College in Tarrytown for 41 years, died Aug. 5 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 83. She was at Marymount College, … more

Sister Marie John Jimenez, S.C.

Sister Marie John Jimenez, S.C., who taught Spanish for 28 years at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx, died Aug. 10 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 86. Sister Marie … more

Sister Dorothy Golden, O.P.

Sister Dorothy Golden, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt for 62 years and a long-time child care worker, died July 24. She was 83. A native of New York City, Sister Dorothy … more

CNEWA Sends Emergency Aid to Ethiopia

Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) hurried $40,000 in emergency aid to south central Ethiopia to assist more than 4,000 people running from interethnic violence in the region. more

Cardinal Dolan Addresses Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Cardinal Dolan, in a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese, has addressed the Aug. 14 clerical abuse report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Written Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cardinal said: more

Federal Judge Orders Administration to Restore DACA

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. Aug. 3 ordered the Trump administration to restore a program that helped young adults brought into the country illegally as minors, saying reasons calling for its demise were not justified. more

HHS Urged to Reissue Rules to Enforce Required Notice on Abortion Coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under the Affordable Care Act covers elective abortion and informed they must pay an extra amount for the plan’s abortion coverage. more

Vatican Wants Accountability for Abusers, Those Who Protected Them

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.” more

Closing the Loophole on Capital Punishment

Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning … more

Fear, Uncertainty Lead to a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Religion, Pope Says

Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. more

Pope Prays Blessed Paul VI Will Intercede for ‘Church He Loved So Much’

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb. more

Knights Urged to Join in Novena for Legal Protection of Human Life

Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the law. more

Seattle Catholics Celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, turned 50 this year, with this year’s games held in Seattle. more

Archbishop, Attorney General Address Religious Liberty at Department of Justice Conference

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., gave three reasons why religious freedom is important to the Catholic Church in a speech July 30 at a conference on the issue at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. more

Coming To Jesus

A Mass honoring Divino Nino (Divine Child Jesus) at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bronx July 18 drew 400 people. more

Teens Getting Ready to Perform Blessed Solanus’ Story on Stage

Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of … more

Six Priests of the Archdiocese Retire

Six priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced. All had previously reached the normal priest retirement age of 75, or they will reach it at … more
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