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Catholic Charities of Staten Island and CYO of Staten Island have stepped up to address a drug epidemic by launching the Staten Island Heroin Epidemic Archdiocese Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.) … 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
Students at Holy Rosary School in the Bronx know all about celebrating what is important in life—and two items topping the list are education and faith. more
For the 14th year in row, the Tri-State Italian American Congress awarded scholarships to Italian-American Catholic school students in elementary and high schools in the archdiocese.  Dr. … more
Sister Nancy Downing, C.N.D., is the new executive director of Covenant House New York. She became the executive director in December after she had served as interim executive director since May. … more
Dressed as tiny astronauts, kindergarten students at Resurrection School in Rye gather around the cardboard rocket ship they made by hand. Teacher Christina Siefring holds open the shuttle door. … more
For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February more
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