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Head of Their Class

More than 4,000 principals, teachers and staff from schools across the archdiocese gathered for the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day Sept. 28 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. more

Italian Pride, Faith Celebrated at Columbus Mass, Parade

Elena Luongo came to the United States 20 years ago from Italy and now feels a sense of cultural and emotional pride for two countries, especially on Columbus Day. “I’m still very, very deep … more

Q and A With Cardinal Dolan on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program

After the archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program was announced last week, Cardinal Dolan answered questions about how the program would be carried out and the … more

‘Outpouring of Love’ for Hero Fire Chief at Funeral Mass

Michael Fahy is being remembered as a rising star and hero. A deputy chief in the New York City Fire Department died in the line of duty on Sept. 27 after being hit by building debris from an … more

Faith and Leadership Is ‘Business’ of Westchester Dinner

Cardinal Dolan told the 700 guests at the annual dinner of the Business Council of Westchester that the three essentials of “a good, effective leader are soul, mind and heart.” Cardinal … more

Chapel at John A. Coleman Catholic High School Blessed

The Chapel of St. Ursula at John A. Coleman Catholic High School in West Hurley was blessed by Cardinal Dolan on Oct. 3. The chapel was renovated after it sustained damage from a flood earlier this … more

Cardinal Brings Mercy, Joy to College Students in New Paltz

Colleen Thornton left SUNY New Paltz’s Student Union Center with a better understanding of mercy, joy and who Cardinal Dolan really is. “Seeing him in person, he’s very jolly. He seems like … more

Fordham’s ‘Intellectual Wattage’ Cited at 175th Anniversary Mass

When Bishop John Hughes purchased 106 acres of land at Rose Hill in the Fordham section of what was then Westchester County to begin a Catholic college, he didn’t have the money to fulfill his … more

Archdiocese Opens Independent Reconciliation, Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of New York has initiated a voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) to promote healing and serve as a “tangible sign of the Church’s outreach and reparation” by providing compensation to victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the archdiocese. more

St. Joseph by-the-Sea Set For Expansion

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Viking Student Center at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island took place inside the school on Sept. 19, due to the day’s inclement weather. At nearly … more

Presidential Nominees To Speak at Smith Foundation Dinner

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump will be the speakers for this year’s 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, to be held on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Grand … more

Papal Mass Named One of the Garden’s ‘Defining Moments’

In his unforgettably thunderous voice, Cardinal Dolan sang, “Thanks for the memories!” inside Madison Square Garden before the unveiling of the arena’s 21st “Defining Moment.” The … more

You’re Invited to the Pilgrimage of Mercy

Cardinal Dolan will lead parishioners from the Archdiocese of New York on a Pilgrimage of Mercy to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where … more

FDNY 9/11 Faithful Remembered With Reverence at Cathedral Service

American flags—343, one for each fallen member of the FDNY on 9/11—were processed in dignified formation into St. Patrick’s Cathedral at a solemn memorial service in commemoration of the … more

New TV Studio Matches Expanded Audience of Cardinal’s Radio Show

Viewers of the “Conversation With Cardinal Dolan” radio show, which has expanded to reach a growing television audience in recent years, undoubtedly noticed a new looking set last week when … more

Calvary’s Dr. Brescia Honored at Pro-Life Banquet

Dr. Michael J. Brescia, M.D., feels blessed for his terminally ill patients who serve as a source of strength to him as he does to them. Dr. Brescia was one of three honorees at the 2016 People of … more

Faith Outweighs Fear for Pilgrims at World Youth Day

For Elena Worlinsky, a young adult from the archdiocese who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day, the desire to see the universality and beauty of the Church close-up prompted her to make … more

Cardinal Urges Peace, Unity at Cathedral Mass

Cardinal Dolan called on the need for peace and unity in the wake of killings in Texas, Minnesota and Louisiana during his Sunday Mass homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on July 10. “This … more

50-Year Married Couples Point to Faith as Guide

John and Patricia Trzaska celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14—a “golden” occasion. But the proverbial icing on their cake this year was particularly sweet: being among 300 … more

New Deacons Called to Share Their Passion for Jesus, Church With Others

After the Mass at which he was ordained in St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 25, Deacon John Tomasicchio recalled the beginning of his personal journey to the permanent diaconate. Father Michael … more
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