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Sheen Panel Gives Students New Perspectives in Community Service

Morgan Mangual learned more about her future than her present as one of more than 250 students from 35 archdiocesan high schools participating in the second annual Catholic Leadership Conference at … more

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For Five Years as Pope, Francis Has Extended God’s Mercy

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between being a Church that “goes out” or a … more

Cardinal Tells Catechumens They Bring Him Great Hope

Erisa Behrami was one of the 305 catechumens at this year’s Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “This is something that means a lot to me,” Ms. Behrami said in an interview after … more

Red Mass

A Red Mass, sponsored by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York, is celebrated Feb. 13 at St. Agnes Church in Manhattan. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant. The Red … more

Dolores B. Grier, Longtime Vice Chancellor for the Archdiocese

Dolores Bernadette Grier, who served as vice chancellor for community relations in the archdiocese and also was an outspoken and effective advocate for the cause of life, died Feb. 22. Her … more

Befitting Farewell

Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 26, a New York Army National Guard soldier, died in a Dec. 28 Bronx apartment house fire that claimed 12 other lives. He is credited with saving four lives and returning to … more

New Windsor Couple Is Longest Married in The Archdiocese

Joseph and Elizabeth Farina have been identified as the longest-married couple in the Archdiocese of New York. They were the winners of a contest conducted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter in … more

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Salute Catholic Schools of Archdiocese, Superintendent

The 257th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with a nod to Catholic schools of the archdiocese and its superintendent, will step off Saturday, March 17, along Fifth Avenue in … more

Holy Thursday Pilgrimage to Seven Churches Set in Dutchess, Ulster

Hudson Valley pilgrims will have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to seven churches in Dutchess and Ulster counties on Holy Thursday, March 29. Eighteen churches in Dutchess County and 17 in … more

Sister Katherine Seibert, a Physician, Wins Notre Dame Alumni Award

Sister Katherine Seibert, S.C., a physician at the HRHCare health centers in Monticello and Goshen, will receive the 2018 Thomas A. Dooley Award from her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, … more

Statement of Cardinal Dolan on Passing of Reverend Billy Graham

“As anyone growing up in the 1950s and 1960s can tell you, it was hard not to notice and be impressed by the Reverend Billy Graham. There was no question that the Dolans were a Catholic family, … more

Black Catholics at Cathedral Mass Encouraged to ‘Share the Journey’

The 1,500 people attending the annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral were told that living out the liturgy’s theme of “Share the Journey” meant “sharing … more

Apartment Complex Could Affect Peace, Quiet for Sacramentine Nuns in Scarsdale

The quiet and privacy surrounding the Sacramentine Nuns in Scarsdale could soon dissipate if a developer is successful in building an apartment complex across from the contemplative order’s … more

On World Marriage Day, Husbands, Wives Lovingly Honor Each Other

A dreary, rainy day in Manhattan did not deter more than 400 Hispanic couples from celebrating World Marriage Day Feb. 11 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The second annual Spanish Mass honoring the … more

En el Día Mundial del Matrimonio, Esposos y Esposas Se Honran Amorosamente

Un día oscuro y lluvioso en Manhattan no disuadió a más de 400 parejas hispanas para celebrar el Día Mundial del Matrimonio el 11 de febrero en la Catedral de San Patricio. La segunda misa … more

Baseball Miracles Clinic Brings the Game Home for Newburgh Kids

Marlboro’s Roy Underwood Jr. plays six different positions but enjoys shortstop the most because Yankees legend Derek Jeter played the position. The 8-year-old was one of the 150 boys and girls … more

Mardi Gras at St. Helena’s

ABC Youth Group of St. Helena parish, the Bronx, hosted an inaugural Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Feb. 10 in the gymnasium of the parish church on Olmstead Avenue. Among the festive offerings at the … more

Funeral Mass Set for Soldier Who Saved Fellow Residents in Bronx Fire

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Bronx. Mensah, 28, a New York Army National Guard soldier, … more

Archdiocesan Encuentro to Gather 700 Hispanic Leaders Feb. 24

Later this month, a gathering of about 700 Hispanic ministry leaders and parishioners from throughout the archdiocese will focus on consultation, reflection and fruitfulness about where Hispanic … more
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