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Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. more
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. more
Among the 20 people killed in a devastating limousine accident Oct. 6 in Schoharie, N.Y., were several victims who had connections to parishes, schools and Catholic organizations of the Albany Diocese. more
The Catholic Church must find a way to look at secularization as an opportunity to find new ways to proclaim the Gospel, the Jesuit superior general told the Synod of Bishops. more
Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National League Championship Series. more
His voice, his outstretched hands, his boarding an airplane to meet the world—those are some of the most striking things about Blessed Paul VI that moved and inspired a young man discerning the priesthood more
The “Harvest of the Soul” by Claudia McDonnell (CNY, Sept. 27) was really wonderful. I agree with her in so many ways. The hot summer days make you wish for cooler weather. Fall makes things new … more
Some friends are temporary. Some are work friends. Some are good-time pals. But there is another kind of friend, more rare and precious. These are the friends chosen and ordained by God to … more
With respect to the three letters to the editor that appeared in Catholic New York’s Aug. 30 issue, it should be noted that it is not supposed to be the function of a newspaper to condemn or … more
El obispo Alfredo Espinoza de la diócesis de Loja, Ecuador, fue el celebrante principal y homilista de la segunda misa anual en honor a la Virgen del Cisne en la catedral de San Patricio el 30 de … more
Sister Alice Gallin, O.S.U., a teacher and administrator for 28 years at the College of New Rochelle, died Sept. 13 in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 96. Sister Alice served at the College of New … more
Sister Loretta Marie Lorenzo, O.S.F., a child care worker and administrator at Mount Loretto on Staten Island for 18 years, died Sept. 12 at the skilled-care unit of Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was … more
Father George Maddock, O.F.M. Cap., who served in Guam for 37 years, died Sept. 30 at St. Clare’s Friary in Yonkers. He was 81. Father Maddock was in Guam, 1995-2013 and 1965-1984. He served as … more
Sister Eleanor Fitzgerald, S.C., who taught for nearly 30 years at St. Margaret School in the Bronx and St. Mary’s School in Wappingers Falls, died Sept. 13 at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was … more
Sister Joan Toomey, M.M., who taught at the Maryknoll School in Honolulu for seven years, died Sept. 18 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 84. Sister Joan was in Honolulu, 1962-1969. … more
Sister Verona Harmer, O.P., who served as a child care worker at St. Dominic’s Home in Blauvelt, died Sept. 24 in St. Martin de Porres Community in Blauvelt. She was 89. She was a member of the … more
Dave Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and columnist for the New York Times, died Oct. 4 in Cresskill, N.J. He was 89. Anderson wrote for the New York Times, 1966-2007, and continued … more
The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term: if an inmate with dementia should be executed if he has no memory of the crime he committed three decades ago and if a death-row prisoner with a specific health problem can be executed by a less painful manner because of his condition. more
Listen, don’t lecture, if you want to engage young people in the life of the Church. That’s the advice of bishops and others participating in the Synod of Bishops on “young people, the faith … more
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