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Abuse Letter to Cardinal O’Malley Was Second Priest Sent Officials

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.” more

Eucharist Is a Taste of Heaven on Earth, Pope Says

By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ’s same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said. more

Citizenship Question for 2020 Census Prompts Strong Criticism, Lawsuits

A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question about citizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics and has prompted lawsuits. more

Eight Sisters of Life Profess Final Vows

Eight Sisters of Life professed final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to Albania who was ordained a priest of the archdiocese, … more

Franciscan Friar Professing Final Vows

Brother Abraham Joseph, O.F.M., will profess his final vows as a Franciscan friar at a Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Father Kevin Mullen, … more

Four Maryknoll Sisters Profess Final Vows

Four Maryknoll Sisters— Sister Isabel da Costa Araujo, M.M., Sister Gloria Ardenio Agnes, M.M., Sister Juana Encalada, M.M., and Sister Hyun Jung Kim, M.M.—professed their final vows at a … more

Knights Name Dutchess County Family of 9 Family of the Year

Ryan and Elizabeth Young and their seven children were honored for what they do every day. Parishioners of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie, they were named the International Family of the … more

Ukrainian Major Archbishop Celebrates Divine Liturgy in Sloatsburg

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk discussed the greatest gifts of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in his homily to several thousand Ukrainian Catholics during the Divine Liturgy at the 64th … more

Faith and Fun Ruled the Days at St. Denis Vacation Bible School

Marcello Greco and John Urbanowicz, who are both 11, are giving back to a parish Bible school that has given so much to them. They volunteered four mornings of their summer … more

Students, Staff Get Early Glimpse of Upgrades at Shrub Oak School

Staff and students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School received a jolt of energy Aug. 8 for the start of the 2018-2019 school year in Shrub Oak. “I feel like I’m coming into a new school. I … more

Summer Program Guides Young People Into Call to Service

At the Catholic Charities Kennedy Center in Harlem, high schoolers participated in a pilot project called Revolution of Change, a summer service program sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth … more

Cardinal Dolan Addresses Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Cardinal Dolan, in a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese, has addressed the Aug. 14 clerical abuse report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Written Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cardinal said: more

Coming To Jesus

A Mass honoring Divino Nino (Divine Child Jesus) at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bronx July 18 drew 400 people. more

Teens Getting Ready to Perform Blessed Solanus’ Story on Stage

Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of … more

Six Priests of the Archdiocese Retire

Six priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced. All had previously reached the normal priest retirement age of 75, or they will reach it at … more

Many Urge More Accountability by Church After Abuse Revelations

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have prompted some Church figures to urge a thorough reckoning of the U.S. Church’s clerical sexual abuse … more

Thornwood Native Is First American-born Syro-Malabar Priest Ordained in U.S.

Father Kevin Mundackal made history in May as the first American-born Syro-Malabar priest ordained in the United States. Ordained for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on May … more

Charitable Giving

Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief merchandising officer, along with Macy’s colleagues, visited Encore Senior Center at St. Malachy’s parish in Manhattan July 26. There they presented St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters with a $420,000 check from funds raised through Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign. more

Permanent Diaconate Celebrates Five-Decade Milestone

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons … more
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