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New CYO Sport ‘Bowling’ Over Staten Island Youth

Chris Trapp is a newcomer to bowling with a 130 average and a high game of 201. The 12-year-old at St. Ann’s School is one of many children enjoying Staten Island CYO’s bowling … more

Cardinal Tells High School Seniors ‘God Has a Plan for Us’

Kelly Brann was still as excited when she was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral as she was when she departed John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers earlier in the day. The parishioner of … more

Police Holy Name Society Heralds Honor, Tradition At Centennial Mass and Communion Breakfast

More than 1,000 active and retired New York City police officers, and their families and friends, gathered to celebrate the 100th annual Mass and Communion Breakfast of the NYPD’s Holy Name Society … more

Nun Run 5K Set in Blauvelt May 12

The fourth annual Nun Run 5K will be Saturday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Convent in Blauvelt. The race, which begins and ends at the convent, takes runners throughout Blauvelt. Prizes … more

Yorktown Heights School Team Shows Global Reach

Team Ex-Stream from St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights exceeded expectations by placing second in New York State’s Destination Imagination competition at SUNY Broome Community College … more

‘Jesuits and Jedi’ Brings Religion, Science Fiction Together

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., the director of the Vatican Observatory, and Fordham University professor Dr. Charles Camosy led a panel discussion, “Jesuits and Jedi: Science and Spirituality in the Age of Star Wars,” that brought together religion and science fiction at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan. more

Divine Mercy, Annunciation

Discover Holiness Each Day, Pope Says in ‘Rejoice and Be Glad’

God calls all Christians to be saints—not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his … more

‘Knowing Christ Is Here’ Brings Easter Joy at Cathedral

There is no more hopeful place than Easter Sunday Mass,” Cardinal Dolan said in his homily at the 10:15 a.m. liturgy he celebrated April 1 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “It is here that we … more

‘Heart of Nuba’ Tells of Catholic Doctor’s Service and Selflessness

In the new documentary, “The Heart of Nuba,” an inspiring true story is told about Dr. Tom Catena, an American physician at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. There, the … more

Stepinac ‘Ragtime’ Performances Highlight Show’s Themes

The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre will present three evening performances of “Ragtime” as its spring musical production beginning this month. The show’s themes of freedom, prejudice … more

Blackfriars Repertory Marks Two Decades With ‘The Rainmaker’

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre will showcase its 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker,” in a co-production with The Storm Theatre Co. at the Sheen Center … more

Rusty Staub, 73, Former Mets Star Was Known for Service to Others

Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub, the beloved former New York Mets outfielder of the 1970s and 1980s who later partnered with archdiocesan Catholic Charities to help feed millions of New Yorkers, died … more

Holy Week in the Archdiocese

Holy Week in the Archdiocese

Catholics across the archdiocese convene for the sacred rites of Holy Week, which included the reception into the Church of new members during the Easter Vigil. more

Sidewalk Missionaries Invite Passersby Into Cathedral on Reconciliation Monday

Pedestrians going about their business during the afternoon and evening March 26 in Manhattan were politely stopped outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral by volunteer sidewalk missionaries who had a … more

A Born-Anew Believer Sees God in a Man

We know the incident well. Thomas exclaimed “My Lord and my God” when he caught sight of Jesus risen. Most people think Jesus then scolded Thomas for demanding to see and touch the Lord before he … more

Lourdes Experience in Nanuet

Youth group members at St. Anthony’s parish in Nanuet hosted and joined in a March 9 Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage, a guided spiritual journey that brings the Lourdes experience to participants. The … more

Personal Thanks to Supporters of Cardinal’s Appeal, Renew + Rebuild

Pamela Woodward shared how much of a blessing her Catholic faith has been since she entered the Church at the Easter Vigil six years ago. “I try to make it as central to my life as much as I … more

Students Show Openness to God’s Will at Seminary Vocations Night

Jonathan Soto attended his first Evening for Vocations in seventh grade and participated in his fourth at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie March 19. The senior was one of eight Cardinal Hayes … more
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