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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget contains a policy proposal unrelated to the state’s finances, which repeals New York’s long-standing prohibition on commercial reproductive … more
Last week’s unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse did not close with a specific set of rules to end once-and-for-all the seemingly endless abuse crisis, and it did not completely … more
The Book of Proverbs tells us “He who answers before listening—that is his folly and his shame.” (18:3) After a video clip of the unfortunate exchange between Covington Catholic High School … more
After nearly a dozen years, New York’s radical abortion expansion bill is poised to become law—signed, sealed and delivered on Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. … more
Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, marked 75 years of service in December, and we want to join the chorus of supporters and admirers … more
With the fourth Sunday of Advent upon us, the Church calendar gives Catholics another opportunity to make our hearts ready to welcome the Lord. Hopefully our Advent journey has prepared us well to … more
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
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