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Remember the words and admonition of our parents and teachers—“Money is the root of all evil.” Apparently, our Governor has dismissed this valuable lesson in his desire to legalize recreational … more
The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association. more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican … more
A Mass of thanksgiving celebrated the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni and served as an opportunity for archdiocesan officials to thank the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. … more
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed an unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with … more
Sister Margaret Tryon, M.M., who served as a missioner to Hawaii and the Marshall Islands, died Jan. 28 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 90. Sister Margaret was assigned to Hawaii, … more
Sister Marise Barry O.P., who served as a principal of Corpus Christi School in Manhattan, died Feb. 6 at St. Dominic Villa nursing home in Sinsinawa, Wis. She was 87. Sister Marise was principal … more
William Nelan, the brother of Msgr. Kevin Nelan, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Manhattan, died Jan. 30 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion in Manhattan. He was … more
Sister Ann Duggan, O.S.U., a teacher and principal in archdiocese schools for 12 years, died Jan. 28 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 92. Sister Ann was principal of Academy of … more
Sister Regina Rosaire Ruth, O.S.F., who served for 36 years at St. Eugene’s parish and school in Yonkers, died Jan. 16 at Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was 90. At St. Eugene, Sister Regina … more
Sister Antoinette Iorio, M.P.F., who taught at St. Ann in East Harlem for nearly a decade, died Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, in Morristown, N.J. She was 98. She taught at St. Ann … more
Deacon Eugene Burke, who served for 46 years at St. Gabriel parish in the Bronx and was a member of the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the archdiocese, died Jan. 28. He was … more
Sister Helen Scoltock, S.C., who was principal of Our Lady of Angels School in the Bronx for nine years, died Feb. 2 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 92. Sister Helen served at … more
Sister M. Bernardus Dwyer, I.H.M., principal of St. Stephen School in Manhattan for three years, died Jan. 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 93. Sister Bernardus was at … more
Father Bartholomew Minson, O.F.M. Cap., who served for 33 years in Japan, died Jan. 18 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was 80. Father Minson served in parishes in Okinawa, Japan, 1970-2003. … more
An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School issued "offensive or racist statements." more
The Sisters of Charity of New York sadly acknowledge that an allegation of sexual misconduct was brought against Sister Mary Ann D’Antonio, S.C., by a former student at St. Raymond Academy for Girls in the Bronx. The alleged incident is said to have occurred approximately 30 years ago when Sister Mary Ann was a teacher at the Academy; she is currently principal. Sister Mary Ann denies the allegation. This matter was initially referred to the Bronx District Attorney, which could not pursue the complaint due to statute of limitations restrictions, and then to the Safe Environment Office of the Archdiocese of New York, which is investigating. more
I applaud Catholic New York’s editorial opposing the Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law on Jan. 22 (CNY, Jan. 17). Our government leaders have failed us in their duty to promote … more
I am immensely saddened and disgusted with Gov. Cuomo and those New York state legislators who hide behind women’s health issues and vote to accept abortion at any stage and make it a top priority … more
“New York, New York, a helluva town” are the catchy words of the popular New York anthem. Sadly, but truthfully, wouldn’t the words “New York, New York, what a hell-bent town” be more … more
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