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Cardinal Dolan announced Jan. 9 the formation of a search committee to begin the process of naming a new superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of New York. Dr. Timothy J. McNiff, the … more
Cardinal Dolan delivered his homily on the birth of Jesus from the Gospel of St. Luke at Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan Dec. 25 by sharing his conversation with an … more
Cardinal Dolan addressed the state’s Child Victims Act and abuse allegations against a retired priest of the archdiocese as well as the upcoming retreat of the nation’s bishops in an interview … more
Msgr. Edmund J. Whalen has been appointed vicar for clergy of the archdiocese. The assignment became effective Jan. 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced. Msgr. Whalen succeeds retired Auxiliary … more
Four priests were appointed pastors of parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office announced.Appointed pastors effective Dec. 15 were Father Alexis Bastidas, St. Teresa, Manhattan; … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon is often cited as the official kickoff to the Christmas season in New York, and it sure felt that way to the 810 guests at the 73rd gathering held in the … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for 60 inmates and staff members at Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security state prison housing 660 men in Napanoch Dec. 17. Twenty percent, or 131, of the … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of Holy Cross Church in Middletown Dec. 15. more
Devoted priests and parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Verplanck, at its founding 175th years ago, crossed a river on foot across the ice in the winter and by boat in the summer just to get to the … more
JANUARY•  Bronx Catholics came out in droves to assist with a community-wide clothing and food drive for survivors of a Dec. 28 apartment fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the … more
JANUARY• Cardinal Dolan, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, decried the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child … more
The Daughters of Divine Charity celebrated their 150th jubilee with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan and an awards dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island Nov. 6. The congregation’s … more
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund raised $1.2 million at its annual dinner Dec. 4 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, thanks to the generosity of supporters. The funds help support ICSF in its mission … more
Bishops and priests from France, concelebrate Mass with Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The French delegation was in the United States to study interreligious dialogue, particularly the friendship between the Jewish and Catholic communities, Cardinal Dolan explained to the faithful assembled for the liturgy. more
Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”), Pope St. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on married life and procreation, is winning a new audience among young people who strive to live the Catholic vision of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated a vigil Mass in English and Spanish Dec. 1 during his visit to Our Lady of Good Counsel parish on Staten Island. more
Dr. Timothy J. McNiff is retiring as superintendent of schools of the archdiocese in April. After serving in that capacity for the past decade, Dr. McNiff cited his desire to return to his … more
Father Joseph LaMorte was installed as the archdiocese’s vicar general and chancellor by Cardinal Dolan Dec. 4 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Manhattan. Employees of the archdiocese, who … more
At St. Joseph’s parish in Bronxville, members of the archdiocesan Ladies of Charity gathered in the rectory basement to prepare 20 gift packages, each including a handmade lap robe, a box of … more
St. Joseph’s parish is a slice of Kingston’s rich history. The church building dates back to 1832, and the parish just completed its 150-year celebration with a Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan … more
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