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The first reading during the Mass of Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate told of how a great multitude of people “washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev. … more
The Archdiocese of New York Sunday announced the largest restructuring of parishes in its more than 200-year history—one Cardinal Dolan said would provide a sorely needed update to church landscape, allowing the archdiocese and its parishes to move beyond maintenance and toward the mission to which they are called. more
The following parishes will merge. The designated parish church is identified with an asterisk. As of August 1, 2015, Masses and the sacraments will no longer be celebrated on a regular weekly basis at the church without the asterisk. It will remain a church that may be used on special occasions. more
The following parishes of the archdiocese will merge. The designated parish church is identified with an asterisk. Masses and sacraments will continue to be celebrated at the church without the asterisk. more
“This time of transition in the history of the archdiocese will undoubtedly be difficult for people who live in parishes that will merge. There will be many who are hurt and upset as they experience what will be a change in their spiritual lives, and I will be one of them. There is nobody who has been involved in Making All Things New who doesn’t understand the impact that this will have on the Catholic faithful. It will be our responsibility to work with everyone in these parishes so as to help make the change as smooth as we possibly can.” 

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming the first prelate of Opus Dei, was remembered at a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral a month after he was … more
In the heart of the national shrine dedicated to one of the most revered figures in Church and world history, a new exhibit pays further homage to the man who embodied the Catholic Church for more … more
Students at Regis High School in Manhattan celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Jesuit institution. more
During a Mass and “Blessing for a Long Life” ceremony specifically for the elderly last month in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis told those gathered that “a people who don’t take care of … more
“The bishops of Africa are prophetic in reminding us that the role of the Church is to transform the culture—not to be transformed by the culture.” more
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