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Sister Verona Harmer, O.P., who served as a child care worker at St. Dominic’s Home in Blauvelt, died Sept. 24 in St. Martin de Porres Community in Blauvelt. She was 89. She was a member of the … more
Dave Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and columnist for the New York Times, died Oct. 4 in Cresskill, N.J. He was 89. Anderson wrote for the New York Times, 1966-2007, and continued … more
The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term: if an inmate with dementia should be executed if he has no memory of the crime he committed three decades ago and if a death-row prisoner with a specific health problem can be executed by a less painful manner because of his condition. more
Listen, don’t lecture, if you want to engage young people in the life of the Church. That’s the advice of bishops and others participating in the Synod of Bishops on “young people, the faith … more
EL papa Francisco expulsó del sacerdocio a un sacerdote chileno que ha sido notorio por abusar sexualmente de jóvenes en su parroquia. El Vaticano dijo en un comunicado emitido el 28 de … more
If you are looking to see a good example of how an active and vibrant parish functions on Sunday mornings, you should visit … more
I stood in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express in Syracuse one recent Saturday morning … more
While we Catholics believe that a church building is certainly not The Church, we still take the building very seriously. more
Escandalizar”, en un contexto religioso, significa literalmente poner tropiezos, obstaculizar el camino de alguien para encontrarse con Cristo, … more
A few months ago, I was at a gathering with brother priests and one of the young men helping at the dinner approached me when he heard that I am the vocation director … more
St. Ignatius Loyola School in Manhattan has been named—for the second time—a National Blue Ribbon School, and the elated principal, Mary E. Larkin, said the secret to the school’s success is … more
Apanel at “Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner” at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan Oct. 1 discussed the life of the first Catholic governor of New York who … more
Jose Puello knew he wanted to be a cop from the time he was a young boy. Today, at age 41, Puello can look back at 19 years with the NYPD. And last year, the native New Yorker made lieutenant. … more
For the third time, pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, this time 300 of them, traveled along with Cardinal Dolan to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. In Mary’s House, there are more than 70 chapels and oratories relating to the Blessed Mother and peoples from around the world. more
More than 700 catechists, catechetical leaders and youth ministers from parishes in the archdiocese attended workshops and came together for Mass and communal prayer at the annual archdiocesan Forum … more
Sofian Massoud is not a fan of the New York Giants, but the quarterback at Cardinal Hayes High School quickly recognized who was strolling toward football practice Oct. 2. “We definitely … more
The Dominican Sisters of Hope have agreed to a conservation easement that will preserve 34 of their 61 acres of land along the Hudson River in Ossining from future development. The sisters made … more
Four pastors, one administrator and one temporary administrator were appointed to parishes, the Cardinal’s Office announced. Also, one administrator was reappointed for one year. Appointed … more
New York Catholic Youth Day, an annual celebration for high school students in the archdiocese, will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Doors will open at … more
A Mass of thanksgiving was offered for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as they marked 60 years of ministry in Pakistan. The liturgical gathering occurred Sept. 15 in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel … more
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