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Cardinal Dolan visited Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Ulster County Nov. 19 to confirm three inmates and celebrate Mass during his annual Thanksgiving pastoral visit to a correctional facility … more
The first matching gift challenge in the 39-year-history of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal—now more than halfway to its $1 million goal—has been extended to year’s end. The … more
One pastor and three administrators were named to parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office announced.Father Joseph Fallon will become pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, … more
The gift of family is the topic of an upcoming conference at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. “Education, Progress and Love: New Paths Forward,” will consider what it means to … more
The sixth annual Rockland County Spirit Day for confirmation candidates from parish religious education programs in the county was held Nov. 17 at St. Catharine of Alexandria parish in Blauvelt. In … more
La Salle Academy in Manhattan welcomed members of the U.S. armed forces to its annual Veteran Days’ assembly Nov. 9. Jerome Pannell, La Salle’s assistant principal for students services and … more
Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson, Miss., read the edict to open the sainthood cause for Sister Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A., at Mass Nov. 18 at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in downtown Jackson. more
The Ohio House for the second time in two years has passed a ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected, which could occur within the first six weeks of pregnancy. more
Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer. more
At the request of various bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis has changed the date of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the last Sunday of September. more
A gunman opened fire at a Chicago Catholic hospital Nov. 19, setting off a frantic scene that ended with three victims killed and the assailant dead, police said. more
By midday Nov. 16 firefighters had gained more ground in trying to contain the Camp Fire in Northern California, which is north of Sacramento and one of the deadliest blazes in the state. more
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor. more
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some disappointment,” but “I end it with hope.” 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. more
A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm. more
Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate. more
The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting. The proposed pastoral … more
With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served in the armed forces. more
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