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19th Century Knock Seer Gets Grave of His Own at Old St. Patrick’s Cemetery

Rain fell heavily during a solemn Requiem Mass as a humble churchman of the 19th century was remembered nearly 140 years later for his simplicity and relative anonymity. more

At Easter Mass, Cardinal Asks for ‘Blessing Of Risen Lord’ on City, Country And Persecuted Christians in World

“Who has the last word?” Cardinal Dolan asked the joyful faithful gathered for Mass in a packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning. more

Joseph Pearce Lecture Set for April 27 at Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven

Internationally known author Joseph Pearce will deliver a talk at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Thursday, April 27 in conjunction with the museum’s World War I lecture series. more

The Risen Friend in Our Midst

We have heard how hunger and thirst abound in our world. And there are different kinds of hunger and thirst. The Lord said, “Happy are they who hunger and thirst for what is right.” We also know that there are huge numbers of people who hunger for love – to have friends. Dale Carnegie wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and sold millions of copies. more

Holy Week Begins

Cardinal Dolan greets the joyful faithful on Palm Sunday, April 9, at the 10:15 a.m. Mass he celebrated at at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more

Men’s Conference Speaker: Don’t Wait for Next Guy to Help Church

Ryan McGrath and Kevin Owens felt inspired to return to the archdiocese’s second Men’s Conference at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers April 1 after receiving a powerful message at the first conference in 2015. more

Arrest Made in Theft at Chapel of Medical Center on Staten Island

A 27-year-old male has been charged with grand larceny of religious items totaling $5,000 from the chapel of Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island. more

Partnership to Support Blended Learning Growing on Staten Island

JC Kiernan is not shy when it comes to showing the good things being accomplished at St. Charles School. more

Msgr. Neil A. Connolly, Pastor of Three Parishes, Vicar of South Bronx

Msgr. Neil A. Connolly, pastor of St. Mary’s parish on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan for nearly three decades, died April 1. He was 83. more

Seven Friends From Catholic Schools Plan Music Festival for Syrian Refugees

“Project Syria LIVE,” a music festival fund-raiser to benefit families displaced by the civil war in Syria will be performed Friday, April 28, at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. more

A Contemplative Treasure at Ossining Parish

The outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Augustine parish, Ossining, offer a profound Lenten meditation on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. more

Palm Sunday in Yonkers

Father Jose Felix Ortega, L.C., pastor of St. Peter and St. Denis parish in Yonkers, celebrated Palm Sunday Mass April 9, one of two noon Spanish-language Masses offered to accommodate the large … more

Nothing Should Prevent Christians From Proclaiming God’s Glory, Cardinal Says

In a Lenten homily delivered at a Fifth Avenue house of worship about a mile south of his normal pulpit in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan emphasized that nothing should hold Christians back from preaching about “the profoundly Good News of life everlasting in heaven with the God we love.” more

Speaker Says Missionary Discipleship Can Re-energize Parishes

Elders from a tribe in northern India stared across a river swollen with monsoon rains at Bishop George Palliparampil, S.D.B., of the Diocese of Miao who was on his way to their remote village to … more

Revive Mission at Bronx Parish Provides Lenten Respite

Turn to the Lord in the midst of temptation, not after that temptation has passed.  So suggested Father Lucian Clark, C.P., a priest of the Immaculate Conception Monastery in Jamaica, … more

She Nurtured the Gifts of Others With Vatican II Spirit

Last month, the Catholic New York community lost a great spirit of Vatican II: Jeannie Stapleton Smith, longtime director of development at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, special patron of seminarians and priests, and dynamic promoter of all things Catholic in this corner of the global church. Her death must not pass unremarked. more

Ending Hunger Via a 40-Pound Cabbage

What do a nine-year-old girl, a 40-pound cabbage and 100 vegetable gardens have to do with ending hunger in America? Well, Katie Stagliano’s story will connect the dots. more

Archdiocese Closes Cause for Atonement Society Founder

The archdiocese has officially closed an 18-month cause and submitted its work to Rome where it will be assessed whether Father Paul Wattson, S.A., should advance to the next steps necessary to … more

At Rite of Election, Catechumens Are Advised to Take Jesus as Their Model

Jesus Christ, our Savior, resisted temptation and overcame the world’s evil, and so his followers should always seek to emulate such spiritual courage—for our own well-being, for our loved ones … more

Faith, Fortitude Are Allies in Defending Marriage, Cardinal Says

In the face of consistent attacks against the understanding and practice of traditional marriage by a litany of sources, including Hollywood, media and government, Cardinal Dolan’s prescription for … more
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