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Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert A. Brucato, who served as vicar general and chancellor of the archdiocese, was pastor of three parishes and a military chaplain, died Nov. 7. He was 87. more
A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm. more
In February of my sophomore year, I went on a service trip to the Romero Center in Camden, N.J. I knew a little bit about Archbishop Oscar Romero from my theology class in freshman year, but I never … more
When he was named a bishop in 1997, my Uncle Bob chose as his episcopal motto, “My heart is ready, O Lord” (Ps 57:8/108:2). The phrase captures the very essence of this good priest, this … more
Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. more
Break through every “wall” of gloom and resignation and help the world realize people need to take care of one another because they are all part of one human family, Pope Francis told Catholic journalists. more
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged those attending a prayer vigil Nov. 8 to honor the memory of the victims killed in a shooting spree the evening before “by living our lives with greater intensity and purpose and with greater love for one another.” more
A federal appeals court ruled Nov. 8 in favor of keeping in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rejecting the President Donald Trump administration’s efforts to end it. more
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The archdiocesan Catechetical Office recently honored catechists and directors/coordinators of religious education who have achieved milestones in the certification process. The annual Certification … more
The Archdiocese of New York and five of its parishes—three on Staten Island and two in Yonkers—are working cooperatively with Con Edison Solutions on a renewable energy pilot program featuring … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a show of solidarity alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis, and numerous other civic and religious leaders of New York, participated … more
A partnership between the archdiocese and ChristLife opens the door to future evangelization programs like the record-setting one just completed at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in … more
The School of the Blessed Sacrament will operate as one school with two campuses due to increased enrollment, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools office … more
Msgr. Francis McAree considers it a blessing to serve as pastor of St. Catharine of Alexandria parish in Blauvelt for the past five years. “They are eager to help. If I had to ask, I didn’t … more
There is much jubilation among the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who are in grateful awe that their foundress, Mother Clelia Merloni, has been beatified by the Church. That includes a … more
Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., son of a prominent American Protestant family, converted to Catholicism and became a Jesuit, a priest and the leading U.S. theologian of his time. This year marks the … more
Isabel Torres-Ullauri, a new dame of the Order of Malta, said that while joining the Sovereign Military Hospitaller order, she thought of her beloved late husband, who was to be installed as a … more
Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for their fall general assembly in Baltimore. more
Poland’s bishops marked their country’s centenary of independence by warning freedom could be lost again if Poles abandon their Catholic faith. more
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