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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
S iblings John, Francesca, Daniella and Carina Kehoe appreciate the value of Catholic education. In fact, they started their own nonprofit business to raise funds to pay for tuition, room and … more
Students of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish's High School of Religion join with retired religious sisters at Marian Woods residence in Hartsdale duri​ng their annual visit to sing Christmas carols and spend time with the nuns, who included Sister Bonaventure Mackey, R.S.M., left, and Sister Rose Andrew Egan, O.P. From the left are students Isabella Waterhouse, Lena Glickman, Lina Waterhouse, Bridget Panessa, Liam McPhillips and Christian Waterhouse. more
The Great Ignatian Challenge may be the friendliest “food fight” ever to take place between five competitive and, at times, rival Jesuit high schools. Canned items were collected during the … more
The voices of Catholic musicians Matt Maher and Audrey Assad filled St. Patrick’s Cathedral during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. One song echoed with the lyrics, “I’m coming back to the … more
Yamilet Andrade shared her story and the letters she wrote to Stephen and Christine Schwarzman with about 400 people at the 40th annual Inner-City Scholarship Awards Dinner. The junior at … more
The 71st annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon celebrated the Christmas season and the work being done to assist and create hope for New Yorkers in need. Whitney and Clarke Murphy and Cathy … more
Hope Andrews, the newly inducted president of the Pallottine Teenage Federation (PTAF), said, “I joined because I felt this calling inside me that said I was called to serve others and share the … more
An “Engineering Tomorrow” Conference was held at Cathedral High School in Manhattan Dec. 2. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference was sponsored by the Engineering … more
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has chosen two Fordham University graduate students for six-month assignments to Africa—one to Burkina Faso and the other to Guinea—beginning in January. Both … more
Professional engineers worked with 110 students from five Catholic high schools on Staten Island at a STEM conference led by the Engineering Tomorrow foundation at Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island, … more
Each morning at Cardinal Hayes High School, Father Joseph Tierney, the school president, and principal William Lessa greet each of the 950 boys at the front doors before the day begins. It’s a … more
Colleen Thornton left SUNY New Paltz’s Student Union Center with a better understanding of mercy, joy and who Cardinal Dolan really is. “Seeing him in person, he’s very jolly. He seems like … more
On the final day of day camp late last month, 4-year-old Sabur Clark was hopping and running, happily joining other boys and girls in carefree child’s play. When he arrived at Sunrise Day Camp … more
Catholic schools across the archdiocese will again open their doors on designated “Touring Tuesdays” to enable prospective parents to see first-hand the benefits of Catholic school education for … more
Augustine Ibeanusi still wears a roped bracelet around his right wrist, a keepsake from his last World Youth Day retreat at Marycrest in 2013. “It means a lot,’’ said the 20-year-old from … more
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