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Hawaii Parishioners Displaced by Lava Ask for Prayers

Paul and Rose Utes, members of Sacred Heart parish in Pahoa, had to leave their home when lava from the Kilauea eruptions moved into their section of the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna on the Big Island. more

Voters in Ireland Pave Way for Abortion on Demand

Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks. more

Ryan, Brownback, Archbishop Address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

This year’s National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington, D.C. hotel May 24. more

Italian Nun Murdered in Somalia to Be Beatified in Italy

An Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 will be beatified in Piacenza, Italy, May 26. more

Pope Will Create 14 New Cardinals in June

Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 28, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others. more

At Bishops’ Spring Assembly, Vote on Revised Medical Directives Planned

Revised guidelines governing Catholic and non-Catholic health care partnerships will be on the agenda of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly June 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. more

Eucharistic Prayer Vigil for Ireland Tonight at Old Cathedral

The archdiocesan Respect Life Office is holding a Eucharistic prayer vigil for Ireland at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan at 7 p.m. tonight. more

Full of Grace

Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist at the 11:30 a.m. liturgy on Mothers’ Day, May 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. To his left is Deacon Philip Marino. At … more

Judging by Eddy Awards, the Future Is in ‘Good Hands’

Informative, entertaining and with many people, young and older, filled with gratitude. That was the scene May 18 during the 45th annual Eddy Awards at ITV Studios on the campus of St. Joseph’s … more

93 Graduating Students Gather to Thank the Schwarzmans

Emily Chavez was given the opportunity to say thank you and reflect back on a long journey that is coming to a close. The St. Jean Baptiste High School senior was among the 93 Catholic high school … more

ArchCare Enables Joyful Mother’s Day Reunion

Josefina Lugo Medina received an early Mother’s Day gift thanks to ArchCare when she was reunited with her 68-year-old daughter, Lydia Cardona. The two women had not shared an embrace in more … more

Ordinations 2018

Cardinal Dolan to Ordain 9 Priests at Cathedral May 26 more

Jesuit, at Xavier, Says Helping Gang Members Begins With Love

Declan Coles, 17, listened attentively at Xavier High School in lower Manhattan, as a guest speaker, Father Greg Boyle, S.J., gave a talk May 17 about Homeboy Industries, a Los-Angeles-based … more

Chirlane McCray Speaks at Cathedral About Mental Health Awareness

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray addressed congregants at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday as part of “ThriveTogether: A Weekend for Mental Health,” a nationwide outreach … more

Ascension Lessons and Carols Shows Ecumenical Commitment

Auxiliary Bishop John O’Hara presided at the Solemnity of the Ascension Lessons and Carols for the Cenacle at St. Vincent Ferrer Church on Manhattan’s East Side. The ecumenical service, … more

Student Speaker at ICSF Gala Says All Hallows Changed His Life

DeAlbert Shephard believes he’s a step closer to fulfilling his dream of being an intelligence analyst in the FBI because of his Catholic high school education and the Inner-City Scholarship … more

Ursuline Students Act to Address Venezuelan Food Crisis

At a Venezuelan restaurant in New Rochelle, students from The Ursuline School in the Westchester city met last week to have a meal and talk about what the Venezuelan food crisis means to them, and how they are raising awareness in the United States and raising funds to provide a daily “arepa” breakfast for school children at Corazon de Maria school in a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. more

Catholic Inspiration Behind the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Exhibit

"In the Catholic imagination,” said Cardinal Dolan on May 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s press preview for the exhibit “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” “the … more

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation To Serve New Yorkers in Need

Cardinal Dolan and the bishops of the Catholic dioceses of New York state have come forward to help New Yorkers in need by announcing the formation of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation May 8. … more

Catholic Charities of Staten Island Stepping Up to Fight Drug Addiction

Catholic Charities of Staten Island is again stepping up to address the borough’s drug epidemic by acquiring Carl’s House, changing the name to Carl’s Recovery Center and moving it to the … more
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