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Timely Conference on ‘Care for Creation’

When the phone call came from one of the organizers of “Care for Creation: Hearing Earth’s Cry and Responding With Hope,” asking if Catholic New York would cover the daylong conference, my …

‘And After This, Our Exile…’

Although I have had a lifelong struggle with the Rosary—I’ve always considered myself Rosary-challenged—I started praying this prayer more frequently of late, thanks to the encouragement of …

Into the Desert

Never forget my brothers, the priesthood is true and good and beautiful because it belongs to Jesus. He is the great High Priest.” These were the words spoken by Father Chris Martin, the …

Seeing the Best at the Worst of Times

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months earlier when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special. She and her husband, …

‘Now and at the Hour of Our Death’

As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed…

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Even Without Vote, Discussing Abuse Protocols Still ‘Productive,’ Cardinal Dolan Says

A Vatican request that the U.S. bishops postpone voting on several proposals to address abuse was a disappointment but they “quickly took a deep breath” and realized they could still have a productive discussion about the measures, said Cardinal Dolan.

Bishop Robert A. Brucato, 87

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert A. Brucato, who served as vicar general and chancellor of the archdiocese, was pastor of three parishes and a military chaplain, died Nov. 7. He was 87.

Bishop Robert Brucato

When he was named a bishop in 1997, my Uncle Bob chose as his episcopal motto, “My heart is ready, O Lord” (Ps 57:8/108:2). The phrase captures the very essence of this good priest, this …

All Saints Day

Cardinal Dolan celebrated an All Saints Day Mass Nov. 1 at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale.
Our Faith

Bishops, at Fall Assembly, Hear Frank Discussion on Abuse Crisis

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some disappointment,” but “I end it with hope.”

Final HHS Rule Confirms Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.

Rome Steps In, Reform Votes Delayed

Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate.

Bishops Consider, Comment on Proposed Pastoral Against Racism

The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting. The proposed pastoral …

Mass, Ceremony Mark 100th Anniversary of World War I’s End

With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Schools Coverage

Blessed Sacrament School to Add Campus for Growing Enrollment

The School of the Blessed Sacrament will operate as one school with two campuses due to increased enrollment, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools office …

All Saints Day

Cardinal Dolan celebrated an All Saints Day Mass Nov. 1 at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale.

Cardinal's Visit

Catholic Schools’ Test Scores Soar for Fourth Year in a Row

Continuing a trend that Catholic schools students’ state test scores in the archdiocese eclipse those of New York State, New York City and most charter school averages, student scores on state …

Organizaciones Se Preocupan por Tensión en La Frontera

A finales de octubre, la Administración Trump anunció planes de enviar más de 5,000 soldados militares a la frontera sur, anticipando la llegada de un grupo de inmigrantes de Centroamérica en rumbo al norte. Uno o dos días después, el …