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We want to offer our warmest congratulations to the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, Michael Deegan. If there’s anyone who knows our schools inside out, it surely is … more
It’s not surprising that Pope Francis got a rousing reception at every stop of his weeklong pastoral journey to three countries of east Africa. Africa now represents the most fertile territory … more
It pains us greatly to address once again the aftermath of shocking, senseless mass shooting incidents that have swept this country into a deadly vortex of evil. But with the summer of 2019 … more
The people of Puerto Rico seem to have finally reached a boiling point. Taking to the streets of San Juan for nearly two weeks this month, an estimated 500,000 protesters demanded that Gov. … more
When Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 50 years ago this week, the way we view our planet and its place in the vast cosmos was forever changed. The … more
The homily Pope Francis delivered to the 31 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica last … more
The U.S. bishops’ newly approved plan establishing procedures to report complaints of clergy sexual abuse and to hold its leaders accountable is an important step in the ongoing struggle to move … more
On his visit to Romania last weekend, Pope Francis further extended the healing hand of the Catholic Church to the Eastern Orthodox Christians separated for centuries from Rome and long suspicious of … more
An eight-year investigation of nursing homes by the Department of Health and Human Services has come up with conclusions that are not surprising to many people. The care of frail, elderly people in … more
With the state Legislature winding down its 2019 session, we urge the Assembly and Senate not to use their remaining weeks in Albany to take up a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide … more
The May 3 United Nations’ observance of World Press Freedom Day was probably not something that most people marked on their calendars. That doesn’t mean it’s not a vitally important issue, … more
When Detective Steven McDonald, New York's Irish-American hero cop, moved up the aisle of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in his wheelchair carrying the gifts for the Eucharist at the … more
Last weekend Catholics at Mass in 413 parishes heard a pastoral letter from the Archbishop of New York. "As you cast your ballot, I prayerfully urge you to take a stand worthy of the … more
Manhattan College in the Bronx is noted for a number of things, not least enduring among them the invention of the seventh-inning stretch. That goes back to 1882 when the varsity was … more
It seems that this year, more than ever, the Church needs the hope and new life Easter brings forth. Just as the resurrection of our Lord followed a week of persecution, violence and death at the … more
The appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to lead the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was an inspired choice by Pope Francis for an influential U.S. archdiocese that’s been through a rough … more
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has added a prominent voice to backers of legislation to allow federal tax credits for donations to scholarship funds for students at private and religious … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget contains a policy proposal unrelated to the state’s finances, which repeals New York’s long-standing prohibition on commercial reproductive … more
Last week’s unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse did not close with a specific set of rules to end once-and-for-all the seemingly endless abuse crisis, and it did not completely … more
The Book of Proverbs tells us “He who answers before listening—that is his folly and his shame.” (18:3) After a video clip of the unfortunate exchange between Covington Catholic High School … more
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