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At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said. more
Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. more
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action. more
St. Ignatius Loyola School in Manhattan has been named—for the second time—a National Blue Ribbon School, and the elated principal, Mary E. Larkin, said the secret to the school’s success is … more
Apanel at “Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner” at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan Oct. 1 discussed the life of the first Catholic governor of New York who … more
Jose Puello knew he wanted to be a cop from the time he was a young boy. Today, at age 41, Puello can look back at 19 years with the NYPD. And last year, the native New Yorker made lieutenant. … more
For the third time, pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, this time 300 of them, traveled along with Cardinal Dolan to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. In Mary’s House, there are more than 70 chapels and oratories relating to the Blessed Mother and peoples from around the world. more
More than 700 catechists, catechetical leaders and youth ministers from parishes in the archdiocese attended workshops and came together for Mass and communal prayer at the annual archdiocesan Forum … more
Sofian Massoud is not a fan of the New York Giants, but the quarterback at Cardinal Hayes High School quickly recognized who was strolling toward football practice Oct. 2. “We definitely … more
The Dominican Sisters of Hope have agreed to a conservation easement that will preserve 34 of their 61 acres of land along the Hudson River in Ossining from future development. The sisters made … more
A Mass of thanksgiving was offered for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as they marked 60 years of ministry in Pakistan. The liturgical gathering occurred Sept. 15 in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel … more
Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, advised the 90 new knights and ladies that being a member of the papal order requires sacrifice, … more
Chuck Huller is a proud Italian-American who was feeling extra pride at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Oct. 8. The parishioner of Old St. Patrick’s in Manhattan attended the 41st annual Columbus Day … more
Catholic aid agencies were among those working to assess the needs and get relief to the island of Sulawesi after an earthquake and tsunami left more than 800 people dead. more
Fueron cuatro días de fe. Fueron cuatro días de esperanza. También fueron cuatro días de amor, por la Iglesia, los sacramentos y el viaje sagrado buscando un encuentro con Cristo. El V Encuentro … more
En la parroquia de la Asunción en la ciudad de Peekskill en el condado de Westchester, el padre Esteban Sánchez dirige un programa arquidiocesano llamado Instituto Pastoral Padre Félix Varela, un … more
The University of Notre Dame has one of the most successful and popular programs in college football. The Fighting Irish football team has a palpable Catholic culture—the famous mural of Christ as … more
During Pope Tawadros II’s visit to the United States, Cardinal Dolan and other Catholic and Christian leaders welcomed the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria in Egypt, to the … more
It was four days of faith. It was four days of hope. It was also four days of love—for the Church, the sacraments and the holy journey seeking an encounter with Christ. The Church’s V National … more
A Unity Mass for two recently merged Newburgh churches suddenly became a historic evening for the archdiocese when Father Bill Damroth announced the parish’s new name as the Parish of St. Mother … more
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