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Nation’s Bishops Speaking Out Against Racism

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

United Stand Against Evil

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

Football Brain Study Must Be Heeded

The evidence just keeps piling up. Pro football’s head injury problem is real, it’s serious, and the National Football League needs to take a leadership role in addressing it in a way that … more

A New Path to Sainthood

The road to sainthood is a little wider now, thanks to Pope Francis’ approval of a fourth pathway to possible canonization—the giving of one’s life in a heroic act of service to others. We … more

Above and Beyond the Call

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

Church Mission Is Convocation’s Call

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

‘Troubling’ Decision on Climate Change

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, had a lot to say about climate change, and the importance of the Paris climate agreement, in his May 24 meeting with President Donald Trump … more

Missed Opportunity for Student Protesters

The Notre Dame graduates who walked out of their May 21 commencement ceremony to protest the choice of Vice President Mike Pence as speaker missed the chance to learn one of the most valuable lessons … more

A Simple Friar Soon to Be Called Blessed

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

Through the Eyes of Youth, They Saw Mary

The 1917 apparitions of Mary described by three shepherd children at Fatima captured the hearts and imagination of the Catholic world in a special way. From their first vision of the beautiful … more

A Grim Reminder During Holy Week

The deadly Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt jolted the Christian faithful around the world at the start of Holy Week—that precious time of prayer, reflection and reconciliation … more

Building ‘A Culture of Encuentro’

The trend has been clear for a long time. Hispanic and Latino Catholics make up the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Catholic Church—continuing the long tradition of a Church that embraces … more

Daunting Homeless Numbers Represent Real People

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

For Your Lenten Consideration

With Ash Wednesday falling earlier this week, the season of Lent has begun. As we were reminded in the article about Lenten guidelines and practices published in our last issue, Lent is a … more

In Absence of Clear Policy, Raids Bring Fear

Undoubtedly, some people are cheering the nationwide crackdown on immigrant communities last weekend that led to nearly 700 arrests around the country, 41 of which were in New York, including five on … more

Call for ‘Constructive’ Communication

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

Another Boost for Life—in New York

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

A Century of Caring

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in this New Year of 2017—and it’s an important milestone indeed. The archdiocese will mark the opening of … more

The Birth of Hope For All Ages

Hope is a virtue that seems to be in short supply around the world and even here in the United States these days. News reports highlight one bleak story after another, in almost unrelenting … more

Setting a Strong Foundation

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
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