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The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of its first ever sports association. more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican … more
A Mass of thanksgiving celebrated the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni and served as an opportunity for archdiocesan officials to thank the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. … more
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed an unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with … more
Lucy Konadu, a parishioner of St. Luke’s in the Bronx, said the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is “special for all black people, no matter what culture, all over the … more
A national pilgrimage of the relic of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed Curé of Ars and patron saint of parish priests, will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday and Sunday, … more
Josie Maciocha knew instantly her husband Stanley was her perfect match.“I always liked people who are friendly and sociable. From the first day we met, we liked each other,” Josie, a … more
The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (CASA) reception for major donors from Staten Island took place on Jan. 30. More than 120 Staten Island parishioners attended the reception in the school … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrates Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Pompeii School in Greenwich Village Jan. 30. His visit began with Mass in the church, followed by a tour of the school. more
Hundreds of married couples were encouraged to put Christ at the center of their lives at a Mass Feb. 10 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “If you do this, you will always have a holy … more
Seven Catholic elementary schools—two in Manhattan and the Bronx, and one each on Staten Island and in Dutchess and Sullivan counties—will close at the end of this school year. The Office of … more
The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news … more
When you head to Mass this Sunday, chances are you will hear the intention “an increase in vocations to the religious life” lifted up before the gifts are presented. A recent survey suggests … more
With New York’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which permits abortion to the moment of birth, many are asking what can be done in response. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer … more
The Archdiocese of New York was found in compliance with the data collection requirements for the 2017-2018 audit period of the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young … more
An allegation of abuse of a minor brought against Father John J. Lynch has been found “credible and substantiated” by the archdiocese’s independent Lay Review Board, said Cardinal Dolan in a … more
A Mass in Spanish honoring the feast of Our Lady of Suyapa, the patroness of Honduras, was celebrated Feb. 3 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The principal celebrant was Father Juan Padilla Lopez, vicar … more
Judge Peter M. Forman addresses graduates of Judicial Diversion during a commencement ceremony Jan. 9 in his courtroom at the Dutchess County Courthouse in Poughkeepsie. Father Richard Smith, pastor … more
Dr. Joseph E. Nyre will become president of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., Aug. 1. He has served as president of Iona College in New Rochelle since 2011. The appointment was … more
National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities for “building a culture of life and love that begins with promoting and defending marriage and the family,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. more
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