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No matter how many times we read or hear that homelessness is rising in New York City, the numbers never fail to shock. Last week, however, a report on a subset of the homeless … more
It’s hard for us to wrap our minds around the idea that New York City’s homeless population is the size of a small city. But with more than 60,000 people in city shelters at the beginning of … more
Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was not a worldly man, and his path to the priesthood was not smooth. He struggled academically, and it wasn’t immediately clear that he had the intellectual resources … more
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has annually set aside October as Respect Life Month, and the celebration traditionally begins on Respect Life Sunday (Oct. 2 this year), often marked … more
As the spiritual shepherds of the Church in this country, the nation’s Catholic bishops have not hesitated to take a leadership role in addressing what they’ve long identified as “the sin of … more
With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … 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
Catholic New York has been recognized with many awards in its 36-year history. From 2013 to 2016, we were judged as top Catholic diocesan newspaper in the United States in our circulation category. … more
With the fourth Sunday of Advent upon us, the Church calendar gives Catholics another opportunity to make our hearts ready to welcome the Lord. Hopefully our Advent journey has prepared us well to … more
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” promises to be the major blockbuster exhibit this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A production of the Met’s Costume Institute, … more
Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more
The dreadful cycle of violence that has stained the Summer of 2016 has to stop. We know that’s easy to say; we know, as well, that it’s hard to do. But we have to keep saying it, praying for … more
With news reports constantly being questioned and “fake news” abounding on the Internet, it comes as no surprise that the Oxford Dictionaries’ choice for 2016 Word of the Year was … more
The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more
We’re still trying to catch our breath after the stunning climax to one of the most rancorous presidential campaigns in modern times. We have a president-elect. Donald J. Trump, the brash … 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
In his fevered push to pass the abortion expansion bill that’s been kicking around Albany for over a decade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted on Monday: “The political games need to end.” Yes, … 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
It’s been one year since Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic damage and bringing a major humanitarian crisis to an island that was already drowning under a monumental … 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
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