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The end of one year and beginning of next naturally leads people to think about the passing of time and about love, which gives time—and everything else—real meaning, Pope Francis said. more
Families are “a treasure,” Pope Francis said. “They must be safeguarded always, defended.” more
While “it may seem strange” to celebrate the feast of the first Christian martyr on the day after Christmas, Pope Francis said it serves as a reminder that Jesus came to offer His life for the salvation of all. more
Jesus’ birth in a stable, God’s coming to earth in extreme simplicity, teaches Christians that love is more valuable than anything else and is what will change the world, Pope Francis said. more
Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would work for justice and for peace. more
Christians and Muslims in Iraq are called by the same God to rebuild a nation where peace, harmony and justice reign, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during a Christmas visit to Baghdad. more
The Annunciation—the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear God’s Son—was such a tremendous, history-changing event that preaching about it is extremely difficult, Pope Francis said. more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon is often cited as the official kickoff to the Christmas season in New York, and it sure felt that way to the 810 guests at the 73rd gathering held in the … more
Sean Lee didn’t miss his cellphone when he and his teammates worked on a community service project converting a closed 18th-century Quaker church into a two-family house in Chappaqua through the … more
El obispo auxiliar Juan Armando Pérez Talamantes de la arquidiócesis de Monterrey, México, les dijo a los congregantes en los bancos llenos de la catedral de San Patricio que la Santísima Madre … more
Devoted priests and parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Verplanck, at its founding 175th years ago, crossed a river on foot across the ice in the winter and by boat in the summer just to get to the … more
JANUARY•  Bronx Catholics came out in droves to assist with a community-wide clothing and food drive for survivors of a Dec. 28 apartment fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the … more
JANUARY• Cardinal Dolan, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, decried the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child … more
The Daughters of Divine Charity celebrated their 150th jubilee with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan and an awards dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island Nov. 6. The congregation’s … more
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund raised $1.2 million at its annual dinner Dec. 4 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, thanks to the generosity of supporters. The funds help support ICSF in its mission … more
A group of participants in an ArchCare dance program shared the results of their hard work as they completed the Bomba Drum and Dance workshop at Casita Maria Art Center in the Bronx Nov. 29. Bomba … more
Parishioners in the Archdiocese of New York are invited to join in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Parishes in New … more
Bishops and priests from France, concelebrate Mass with Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The French delegation was in the United States to study interreligious dialogue, particularly the friendship between the Jewish and Catholic communities, Cardinal Dolan explained to the faithful assembled for the liturgy. more
Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”), Pope St. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on married life and procreation, is winning a new audience among young people who strive to live the Catholic vision of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated a vigil Mass in English and Spanish Dec. 1 during his visit to Our Lady of Good Counsel parish on Staten Island. more
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