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The news that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in two human embryos and then implanted them in a woman sent shockwaves throughout the scientific community. As well it should. The … more
This is the time of year we’re called on to give thanks for the blessings that have come our way. Some of us may be fortunate enough to count a loving family, good friends, good health and a … more
With its newly launched clean energy project at five parishes, the archdiocese has taken another bold step in its commitment to protecting the environment. The pilot program at three parishes on … more
No matter how many times we read or hear that homelessness is rising in New York City, the numbers never fail to shock. Last week, however, a report on a subset of the homeless … more
Listen, don’t lecture, if you want to engage young people in the life of the Church. That’s the advice of bishops and others participating in the Synod of Bishops on “young people, the faith … more
The national gathering of Hispanic and Latino Catholic leaders last weekend in Grapevine, Texas, brought a major burst of positive energy to a Church that lately has sorely needed it. V Encuentro … more
It’s been one year since Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic damage and bringing a major humanitarian crisis to an island that was already drowning under a monumental … more
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Church, as it continues to struggle with the trauma of clergy sexual abuse amid sickening revelations involving retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who … more
We’re mighty proud of Ryan and Elizabeth Young and their children, the Pleasant Valley family named 2018 International Family of the Year by the Knights of Columbus at the order’s Supreme Council … more
At the Mass in late June in which he ordained 10 men to serve as permanent deacons of the archdiocese, Cardinal Dolan reminded the congregation in St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the permanent … more
In his fevered push to pass the abortion expansion bill that’s been kicking around Albany for over a decade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted on Monday: “The political games need to end.” Yes, … more
We wish Auxiliary Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro nothing but the best as he begins what we hope will be an enjoyable retirement. He’s certainly earned it. As episcopal vicar of Orange, … more
For once, we hope this editorial will be outdated by the time you read it. The topic is the horrendous policy implemented in recent weeks by the Trump administration to separate thousands of … more
The U.S. Supreme Court took an important step in affirming Americans’ rights to freedom of speech and religious expression in a ruling that sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding … more
Now that the Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting in most states, New York is likely to become one of the first to put the practice in play. Anticipating a … more
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” promises to be the major blockbuster exhibit this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A production of the Met’s Costume Institute, … more
With poll after poll reporting that a growing number of Americans— especially young people—answer “none” when asked their religion, it’s not unreasonable to assume that churches and other … more
With his new apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis delivered an easy-to-read guide to living an authentic Christian life in today’s … more
The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more
Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … more
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