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Blackfriars Repertory Marks Two Decades With ‘The Rainmaker’

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre will showcase its 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker,” in a co-production with The Storm Theatre Co. at the Sheen Center … more

Rusty Staub, 73, Former Mets Star Was Known for Service to Others

Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub, the beloved former New York Mets outfielder of the 1970s and 1980s who later partnered with archdiocesan Catholic Charities to help feed millions of New Yorkers, died … more

Holy Week in the Archdiocese

Holy Week in the Archdiocese

Catholics across the archdiocese convene for the sacred rites of Holy Week, which included the reception into the Church of new members during the Easter Vigil. more

Sidewalk Missionaries Invite Passersby Into Cathedral on Reconciliation Monday

Pedestrians going about their business during the afternoon and evening March 26 in Manhattan were politely stopped outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral by volunteer sidewalk missionaries who had a … more

A Born-Anew Believer Sees God in a Man

We know the incident well. Thomas exclaimed “My Lord and my God” when he caught sight of Jesus risen. Most people think Jesus then scolded Thomas for demanding to see and touch the Lord before he … more

Lourdes Experience in Nanuet

Youth group members at St. Anthony’s parish in Nanuet hosted and joined in a March 9 Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage, a guided spiritual journey that brings the Lourdes experience to participants. The … more

Personal Thanks to Supporters of Cardinal’s Appeal, Renew + Rebuild

Pamela Woodward shared how much of a blessing her Catholic faith has been since she entered the Church at the Easter Vigil six years ago. “I try to make it as central to my life as much as I … more

Students Show Openness to God’s Will at Seminary Vocations Night

Jonathan Soto attended his first Evening for Vocations in seventh grade and participated in his fourth at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie March 19. The senior was one of eight Cardinal Hayes … more

Sheen Panel Gives Students New Perspectives in Community Service

Morgan Mangual learned more about her future than her present as one of more than 250 students from 35 archdiocesan high schools participating in the second annual Catholic Leadership Conference at … more

New Parish Visit

For Five Years as Pope, Francis Has Extended God’s Mercy

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between being a Church that “goes out” or a … more

Cardinal Tells Catechumens They Bring Him Great Hope

Erisa Behrami was one of the 305 catechumens at this year’s Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “This is something that means a lot to me,” Ms. Behrami said in an interview after … more

Red Mass

A Red Mass, sponsored by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York, is celebrated Feb. 13 at St. Agnes Church in Manhattan. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant. The Red … more

Dolores B. Grier, Longtime Vice Chancellor for the Archdiocese

Dolores Bernadette Grier, who served as vice chancellor for community relations in the archdiocese and also was an outspoken and effective advocate for the cause of life, died Feb. 22. Her … more

Befitting Farewell

Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 26, a New York Army National Guard soldier, died in a Dec. 28 Bronx apartment house fire that claimed 12 other lives. He is credited with saving four lives and returning to … more

New Windsor Couple Is Longest Married in The Archdiocese

Joseph and Elizabeth Farina have been identified as the longest-married couple in the Archdiocese of New York. They were the winners of a contest conducted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter in … more

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Salute Catholic Schools of Archdiocese, Superintendent

The 257th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with a nod to Catholic schools of the archdiocese and its superintendent, will step off Saturday, March 17, along Fifth Avenue in … more

Holy Thursday Pilgrimage to Seven Churches Set in Dutchess, Ulster

Hudson Valley pilgrims will have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to seven churches in Dutchess and Ulster counties on Holy Thursday, March 29. Eighteen churches in Dutchess County and 17 in … more

Sister Katherine Seibert, a Physician, Wins Notre Dame Alumni Award

Sister Katherine Seibert, S.C., a physician at the HRHCare health centers in Monticello and Goshen, will receive the 2018 Thomas A. Dooley Award from her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, … more
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