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New Paltz Catholic Grandparents Chapter Keeps Faith in the Family

Kathy Mironchik remembers approaching Father Michael Ramos, O.F.M. Cap., with the idea of starting a chapter of the Catholic Grandparents Association at St. Joseph’s parish in New Paltz. more

Catechists Receive Honors for Service at Ceremony

The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office held its annual Certification and Recognition Ceremony in the chapel of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Building, Ossining. Sister Nancy Elizabeth Doran, … more

New Director for Manhattan Regional Catechetical Office

Sister Nancy Elizabeth Doran, S.S.C., has been appointed director of the Manhattan Regional Catechetical Office The appointment, which became effective on Oct. 1, was made by Sister Joan Curtin, … more

Catholics, Lutherans Find Common Ground at Sheen Center Prayer Service

Among the apropos revelations at a gathering of local Catholics and Lutherans last week were the Lutheran roots of Auxiliary Bishop John J. O’Hara of the archdiocese and the Catholic roots of … more

Mike Piazza Says He Will Always ‘Park His Car’ at Church

Like most Mets fans, Mike Piazza is hoping Yoenis Cespedes, who is expected to opt out of his contract for free agency as soon as the World Series is over, will be back with the club next season. As a ballplayer, he also knows how the off-season financial game is played. more

For Refugees, ‘A Time of Waiting’ to Return to Mosul

Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, and a priest of his diocese, Father Douglas Al-Bazi, spoke with CNY at a press conference following the World Mission Sunday Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan on Oct. 23, which both concelebrated. more

Holy Hours for Elections in Parishes

The following is a listing of parishes in the archdiocese hosting Holy Hours on Monday, Nov. 7, the evening before the elections.    Bronx: St. Lucy’s Church Holy Hour … more

Pilgrimage to National Shrine Was Personal Journey of Faith

About 600 pilgrims from parishes across the archdiocese journeyed to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for the Pilgrimage of Mercy led by Cardinal … more

President, Congress Asked to Disavow Bias Claim in Report

A letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders asks them to “renounce publicly” a contentious sentence in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report that equates religious … more

Ladies of Charity Welcome 45 New Affiliates at Cathedral Mass

The Ladies of Charity of New York welcomed 45 affiliates, double the number of last year, at a Mass and Affiliation Ceremony offered in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “We are … more

Forum Teaches Catechists How to Live in Mercy

More than 800 catechists and catechetical leaders from parishes across the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and lower Westchester County attended workshops and joined together for Mass and other … more

Retired Priests Gratefully Call New Cardinal Egan Pavilion Home

Cardinal Dolan recently blessed and dedicated the new Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion, an expansion of the St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which includes the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, now 13 years old. more

Cardinal McCarrick to Be Honored for Work Among Poor

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, a native of New York and a former auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese, has been named the 2016 recipient of Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Award. more

Three Dutchess Parishes Benefit From United Respect Life Work

Three neighboring Dutchess County parishes are proving it’s beneficial to join together for a cause. St. Columba and St. Denis, both in Hopewell Junction, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in … more

Archdiocese Opens Independent Reconciliation, Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of New York has initiated a voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) to promote healing and serve as a “tangible sign of the Church’s outreach and reparation” by providing compensation to victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the archdiocese. more

Respect Life Month Activities in the Archdiocese

Bronx “Entering Canaan,” Day of Prayer and Healing for Men, Saturday, Oct. 29. Addressing issues unique to men suffering due to a past abortion. Co-sponsored by Lumina and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Information and confidential reservations: Lumina at (718) 881-8008 or email lumina@postabortionhelp.org. St. Margaret of Cortona • Sunday, Oct. 2: Expectant Families Masses at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon more

Election Prayer Campaign Reaches National, International Levels

A prayer campaign for the upcoming elections launched by a permanent deacon on Staten Island is not meant to sway voters toward a particular candidate, but rather to ask God’s guidance in … more

Holy Eucharist Stolen From Manhattan Church

The Holy Eucharist was stolen early last week from Holy Trinity Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. more

Catechetical Office Develops an App to Stay Close to Its People

The archdiocesan Catechetical Office has developed its own app, appropriately named Catechetical, to facilitate digital communication with thousands of catechists, directors and coordinators of … more

You’re Invited to the Pilgrimage of Mercy

Cardinal Dolan will lead parishioners from the Archdiocese of New York on a Pilgrimage of Mercy to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where … more
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