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It’s been a rough few weeks for the Church, as it continues to struggle with the trauma of clergy sexual abuse amid sickening revelations involving retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who … more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … 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
The news that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in two human embryos and then implanted them in a woman sent shockwaves throughout the scientific community. As well it should. The … more
We strongly condemn the racist and hate-filled ideologies that sparked the violent and deadly Charlottesville, Va., demonstrations and counter-protests last weekend. We just as strongly urge … more
Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … 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
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
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
Right from the start, Pope Francis made it clear that he wants the Catholic Church to be one of mission, not of maintenance. That’s what he meant with his famous remark that he wants priests to … 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
We welcome any reasonable initiative that has a chance to ease the intractable problem of homelessness in New York. That’s why we’re interested in the latest proposal announced Dec. 17 by New … more
The 44th annual National Catholic Schools Week that began Jan. 28 has as its theme “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” As a slogan, it has a nice ring to it. As a succinct description of … more
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
With the death of Holocaust survivor and Noble laureate Elie Wiesel, the world lost a powerful moral voice who, more than anyone else, gave witness to the slaughter of six million Jews during World … more
New York Catholics can be proud of their record of turnout for the annual March for Life each January. It’s a masterful organizational accomplishment to move hundreds upon hundreds of people … more
The Trump administration’s decision to expand exemptions to the HHS mandate on contraception coverage in health insurance is a long overdue correction of a misguided rule. The interim rules … 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
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
We wish Auxiliary Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro nothing but the best as he begins what we hope will be an enjoyable retirement. He’s certainly earned it. As episcopal vicar of Orange, … more
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