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Right praise leads to peace.” That was the assessment of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in the question-and-answer session that followed his address at the … more
The true meaning of Christmas, said Cardinal Dolan during Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is that “God is right smack dab in the middle of things.” It’s easier to feel the … more
As the New York Archdiocese prepares for the visit of Pope Francis in September, it is taking a joyful look back at another papal visit 50 years ago. On Oct. 4, 1965, Pope Paul VI became the first … more
“Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace…” “Dios te salve, María, llena eres de gracia…” “Hail Mary, full of grace…” When walking into Notre Dame Church in the … more
At Solemn Evening Prayer for Peace in the Middle East, Cardinal Dolan bolstered those near and far afflicted by the relentless conflict. more
Last week, the parish manager at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral received a call from a passerby who reported that a sheep was walking around the churchyard with a bucket on his … more
At an interfaith prayer service on Staten Island last week, attended by members of the New York Police Department as well as the family of Eric Garner, Cardinal Dolan said it was only natural the … more
“This is one of the happiest days for the Albanian people,” said Father Peter Popaj, pastor of Our Lady of Shkodra, an Albanian ethnic parish in Hartsdale. more
Cardinal Dolan reminded the faithful who gathered at St. Raymond’s Church in the Bronx for the archdiocese’s first “Saturday of Mercy” not to despair over sin. more
Some of these would be “must see” stops for any traveler on a whirlwind 36-hour visit to the Big Apple. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is of course on the itinerary. So are the United Nations, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Madison Square Garden. But so is Our Lady Queen of Angels, an inner-city Catholic elementary school in East Harlem, certainly a less likely tourist attraction. But Pope Francis is no ordinary visitor. more
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