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At St. Joseph’s parish in Bronxville, members of the archdiocesan Ladies of Charity gathered in the rectory basement to prepare 20 gift packages, each including a handmade lap robe, a box of … more
St. Joseph’s parish is a slice of Kingston’s rich history. The church building dates back to 1832, and the parish just completed its 150-year celebration with a Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan … more
Veronica Keene is ready to make 2019 the best year ever for the Pallottine Teenage Federation after an inspiring weekend closed out 2018. The president of the Pallottine Teenage Federation was … more
When President George H.W. Bush was running for re-election in 1992, he told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an extra shot of strength when you need it.” more
Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush. more
The heir to the British throne spoke of how he was deeply moved by the testimony of an Iraqi sister who fled Islamic State militants but has returned to the Ninevah Plain to help re-establish the Christian presence. more
Leading thousands of pilgrims in prayer, Pope Francis lit a candle in remembrance of the people of Syria, especially innocent children tormented by the country’s eight-year conflict. more
Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and His promise to come again, Pope Francis said. more
I was a junior in college when one of the worst prison riots in the United States took place near Buffalo. For four days, 2,200 inmates took control of the Attica Correctional Facility. They held 42 … more
It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland. more
To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, D.C., the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28. more
As the Christmas season draws near, the Vatican postal service prepared a unique set of commemorative stamps designed by a talented, yet unlikely, artist: a prisoner serving a life sentence. more
People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said. more
The archbishop who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities cheered news that the abortion rate in the United States continues to shrink, as does the number of abortions overall. more
A couple of months ago, I was on my annual retreat in Chicago at Mundelein Seminary. There were about 70 priests together on this silent, self-directed time to rest and pray. The only conversation we … more
The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Peekskill installed their new leadership team at a Mass offered in St. Margaret of Cortona Chapel at Mount St. Francis in Peekskill Aug. 24. more
Pope Francis named U.S. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago to be part of the organizing committee preparing for a meeting of the world’s bishops’ conferences and representatives of religious orders to address the abuse and protection of minors. more
El obispo auxiliar jubilado Robert A. Brucato, quien se desempeñó como vicario general y canciller de la arquidiócesis, fue párroco de tres parroquias y capellán militar, murió el 7 de … more
In light of the continued publicity of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy over the last 50 years and some comments that I have heard from some very devout people, I have decided to write about my … more
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert A. Brucato, who served as vicar general and chancellor of the archdiocese, was pastor of three parishes and a military chaplain, died Nov. 7. He was 87. A Funeral … more
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