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For My Children, Not for Me

Moira was a good girl who got pregnant at the end of March in her senior year at St. Damien's High School. She often thought this was lucky timing since she did not start showing until just after her … more

Prayers for Peace Along New York City Streets

Catholic peace activist Al Forte was one of more than 50 people walking to advance the cause in the initial leg of a New York City to Boston Pray-for-Peace Walk, That first leg June 30 went from … more

World Needs Leaders Who Are Just, Compassionate, Merciful, Pope Says

The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said. more

Cardinal Calls ‘Timeless Truths’ in ‘Humanae Vitae’ a Gift to Church

Fifty years ago in issuing his encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” Blessed Paul VI “reaffirmed the beautiful truth that a husband and wife are called to give themselves completely to each other,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more

Irish Redemptorist Seminarian Interns With Archdiocese’s Tribunal

Ryan M. Holovlasky speaks four languages and he’s working on a fifth. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and he’s working on a master’s in divinity. Holovlasky, 32, is a Redemptorist … more

Capuchin Parishes to Mark Feast of Blessed Solanus Casey July 29-30

The Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Mary will mark the July 30 feast of Blessed Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap., the Capuchin friar who was beatified last November, with Masses and other celebrations … more

Pope Approves USCCB Delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has ratified the members elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the United States at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 3-28. more

Young Canadian Indigenous Celebrate Beloved St. Kateri as ‘One Among Us’

Young. Indigenous. Committed to the Catholic faith. more

Pope Adds Teen to List of Saints to be Declared During Synod on Youth

Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people. more

Cardinal Dolan Calls All to Pray Supreme Court Will Move to Protect Life in Law

Cardinal Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called July 19 for a national prayer campaign effort that “the change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.” more

Catholic New York to Publish Monthly Section in Spanish

Beginning in September, Catholic New York will publish a monthly section of eight to 12 pages in Spanish as part of its regular newspaper edition. The pullout section is planned to run in the … more

Ursuline Students Harvest Bronx Garden To Feed Poor and Sick

Leigh Brown noticed a change in the two months since she helped to plant 4,000 fruit and vegetable plants at the Food for Others Garden in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. “It’s grown a … more

East Harlem Tribute to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The 134th annual Religious Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with a solemn Mass by Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Vatican Congregation for the Divine Worship and … more

Catholic Charities Assists in Reuniting Sons With Detained Fathers

Two fathers and two sons from Guatemala and Honduras were able to stay together July 10-12 at a Catholic Charities agency in the Bronx through a family reunification program. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, … more

‘Humanae Vitae,’ for Half a Century, Rooted in Church’s Respect for Human Dignity

Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent Church history. more

In the Bronx, Faith in Five Languages for a Multicultural Parish

Second of a series St. Lucy’s parish in the Bronx offers Mass in five languages. That’s correct, five: Albanian, Creole, English, Italian and Spanish. Albanian since 2009, Creole since 2015, … more

With Young People in Mind, Pope Nominates Presidents-Delegate For October Synod of Bishops

As his delegates to preside over sessions of the Synod of Bishops in October, Pope Francis has chosen four cardinals from countries where young people are facing special challenges. more

Bronx Youth Group Leads Vigil for Slain Teen

The high school youth group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Bronx, led a Memorial Vigil Against Gang Violence at the church in response to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was stabbed in late June reportedly by a gang who had intended a different victim. more

Newest PACE Center Dedicated at Cabrini of Westchester

Curtis Lovett attended his first ribbon-cutting ceremony and hopes to soon attend his first baseball game in many years. The 62-year-old from Yonkers was at the blessing and ribbon-cutting for … more

Curran Leadership Academy Is Next Step for Future Principals

George Eacobacci has considered becoming a school principal for a while and now the archdiocese is helping him take that next step. The teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx is one of … more
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