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When Michael J. Dowling arrived in New York from his native Ireland at age 17, he marveled “in complete awe” at the Manhattan skyscrapers towering above him. On March 17, New Yorkers will get … more
Jimmy Neary eagerly awaits his big week. Neary, an 86-year-old Irish immigrant from Tubbercurry and popular New York City restaurateur, will be the subject of Neil Leifer’s documentary, … more
Twenty-six-year-old Bronx native Kevin Donkor is a modern-day disciple. That’s not his official job title, but it could be. Donkor is part of the growing collegiate outreach group known as … more
Five hundred catechumens will participate in the Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5, and candidates will take part in the Rite of Calling … more
The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. more
Ash Wednesday seems to offer contradictory messages. The Gospel reading for the day is about not doing public acts of piety but the very act of getting ashes—and walking around with them—is pretty public. more
This year during Lent, Catholic Extension—a Chicago-based national fundraising organization that builds churches and the Catholic Church in America’s poorest places—is inviting Catholics to come along on a 40-day spiritual journey across the United States for Lent. more
In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday—celebrated March 1 this year—leaves a mark. more
The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away. more
In a letter read to parishioners of St. John the Evangelist-Our Lady of Peace last weekend, it was announced that plans are under way for the sale of Our Lady of Peace Church on East 62nd Street to … more
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