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The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, himself a Catholic, to stay the Aug. 22 execution of Gary Ray Bowles, who pleaded guilty to a 1994 murder and was sentenced to death. more
Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time. more
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning. more
Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and His greatness, Pope Francis said. more
Nine priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced.The nine priests are Father Dedigamuwage Dias, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians parish, … more
A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the Body and Blood of Christ. more
Three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen have called on the nation’s elected officials “to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds” of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence, particularly in Texas. more
The Trump administration announced Aug. 12 a plan to deny permanent legal immigration status for those who use public funds such as food stamps or public housing. more
Mississippi’s Catholic bishops joined with the state’s Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran bishops in condemning the Trump administration’s Aug. 7 raid on seven food processing plants in the state to round up workers in the country illegally. more
As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school. more
Sitting in a pew at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Aug. 7, William Manning was absorbing all that happens at a Young Adult Mass each month. “I love to belong to a community of believers than to just … more
The faithful of Transfiguration and St. James-St. Joseph parish in lower Manhattan participated in the 25th annual Assumption Procession Aug. 11 in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. … more
St. Francis Prayer Garden, one of two new outdoor shrines, was blessed and dedicated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Shrub Oak Aug. 11. The garden is a project of the parish’s Portiuncula … more
Catholic school teachers told CNY it’s important for students to be prepared for the new school year because the first few weeks will set the tone for the entire year. Students should be … more
Interim Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan and his colleagues are eager and excited to welcome teachers, parents and students for the 2019-2020 school year, and Deegan recently summed up … more
Three Sisters of Life made final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass of Perpetual Profession at the … more
Floyd “Skip” Branch is being remembered as a caring basketball coach in the CHSAA and Harlem communities. Branch, a retired bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority, died in a … more
The archdiocesan Respect Life Office is conducting conferences in Manhattan, the Bronx and on Staten Island to educate pro-life advocates on how and why to pray publicly outside abortion … more
The academic skills of students in the archdiocese have been increasing thanks largely to a program called Fusion NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association), using a method known as MAP (Measures of … more
MANHATTANCristo Rey High SchoolDr. Frances Clemente, PrincipalLa Salle AcademyBrother Thomas Casey, F.S.C., PresidentKerry Conroy, PrincipalLoyola SchoolJim Lyness, PrincipalSt. Jean BaptisteDr. … more
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