Cardinal Dolan

Editorial & Opinion
‘Christ-Centered’ Priests Are Signs of Hope

You might notice this issue has a different format than usual. It actually consists of three component sections. The main section, pages 1 to 24, follows an eight-page wrap-around section on the six …

Ever Grateful for A Fortunate Turn

As you know, Anne M. Buckley, Catholic New York’s retired editor in chief, died last month at age 87. She devoted her entire working life to the Catholic press, and she was one of the people who …

All the News That’s Fit to Print

Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”   The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904 edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. A man named Ignacio …

On the Composting of Thee and Me

In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human …

Martyred for Her Faith in Sri Lanka

Want to learn some Latin? Odium means“hatred of the Faith.” In our Catholic tradition, one who loses his/her life because of odium fidei, hatred of the faith, is a …

All Stories

Good Shepherd Sunday in Patterson

Due to inclement weather outside, the Good Shepherd Sunday meet-and-greet following the 10:30 a.m. Mass was moved into the hall at Sacred Heart Church in Patterson May 12.

The Last Days Of Their Lives

An eight-year investigation of nursing homes by the Department of Health and Human Services has come up with conclusions that are not surprising to many people. The care of frail, elderly people in …

Ordinations 2019

Ordination section

Notre Dame Coach Salutes Mid-Hudson Valley Notre Dame Club

Coach Brian Kelly says his team shares the same mission and many of the operating principles of the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley. The University of Notre Dame head football coach …
Our Faith

Confession Bill Amended, but Church Leaders Say It Still Targets Priests

Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

Prayer Not Possible Without Holy Spirit, Pope Says at Audience

The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said.

U.S. Bishops ‘Gravely Disappointed’ With House Passage of Equality Act

Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they were “gravely disappointed” with the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Equality Act.

Laughter Tim Conway 'Gave World Will Never Be Replaced'

Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV's “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor. He was 85.

Tunnel to Towers Chairman to Receive Christopher Leadership Award

Frank Siller will receive the Christopher Leadership Award for the assistance he brings to catastrophically injured veterans, first responders and Gold Star families as chairman and CEO of the …

Misa en Staten Island Ofrecida por Las Víctimas en Sri Lanka

El cardenal Dolan ofreció una sentida homilía en Staten Island el Día de la Madre en memoria de las víctimas de los atentados terroristas del Domingo de Pascua en Sri Lanka, los cuales dejaron más de 250 muertos y cientos de heridos.

“Le ofrezco a nuestra amada comunidad esrilanqués mi simpatía y que pueden contar con mis oraciones... Este ha sido un terrible momento para ustedes después de los horribles atentados”, dijo el cardenal. “Los …

Schools Coverage

Students Go to Their Phones for New Eddy Awards Program

St. Patrick’s School on Staten Island won seven awards, including Best Elementary News Team, at the 46th annual Eddy Awards May 17 at the ITV Studios in Yonkers. Maria Regina High School in …

Regional "Recess"

Nearly 1,000 students and faculty from 26 Catholic schools across the archdiocese gathered for Mass in the gymnasium of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, May 8. Fun and games, from tug-of-war to …

Michael Deegan to Continue as Interim Superintendent

Cardinal Dolan has extended the search process for the new superintendent of schools for the archdiocese into the 2019-2020 academic year. Michael Deegan, who was named interim superintendent of …