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Ursuline Students Act to Address Venezuelan Food Crisis

At a Venezuelan restaurant in New Rochelle, students from The Ursuline School in the Westchester city met last week to have a meal and talk about what the Venezuelan food crisis means to them, and how they are raising awareness in the United States and raising funds to provide a daily “arepa” breakfast for school children at Corazon de Maria school in a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. more

Catholic Inspiration Behind the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Exhibit

"In the Catholic imagination,” said Cardinal Dolan on May 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s press preview for the exhibit “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” “the … more

Ignatian Tournament Helps Jesuit Students Answer Those in Need

Fordham Prep came in first among five area Jesuit high schools competing in the Ignatian Social Justice Tournament at the Province Conference Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Fordham Prep’s … more

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation To Serve New Yorkers in Need

Cardinal Dolan and the bishops of the Catholic dioceses of New York state have come forward to help New Yorkers in need by announcing the formation of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation May 8. … more

After-School Enrichment, Enhanced Special Education Pilot Programs Set for 2018-2019

An after-school enrichment program in 15 elementary schools across the archdiocese, and an enhanced special education program at three elementary schools on Staten Island and two in the Bronx, will … more

Catholic Charities of Staten Island Stepping Up to Fight Drug Addiction

Catholic Charities of Staten Island is again stepping up to address the borough’s drug epidemic by acquiring Carl’s House, changing the name to Carl’s Recovery Center and moving it to the … more

Special Mass Offered at Bronx Church for Peace in Nicaragua

A special vigil Mass in the Bronx was offered as broadcast and newspaper reports continued to come in daily about the deadly social and political turmoil in the Central American country of Nicaragua. … more

Agreement to Allow Seminarians of Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem to Study at St. Joseph’s Seminary

St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie has entered into an agreement with the Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem (LPSJ) in which seminarians from LPSJ will be able to pursue theological studies … more

Pope Appoints New York Biologist to Science Academy

Pope Francis named a pioneering U.S. scientist specializing in stem-cell research to the Pontifical Academy for Sciences. Elaine Fuchs, professor and head of the laboratory of mammalian cell … more

Marked Mass

Our Lady of Good Counsel School on Staten Island after celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in Good Counsel’s present church on April 29. The actual first Mass in the current church … more

Cardinal to Celebrate Mass For Golden Jubilee Couples

Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the archdiocese’s annual Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday, June 3, at 2:15 p.m. All couples celebrating their 50th wedding … more

Two Cardinals to Address New York Bible Summit

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, and Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, will serve as the keynote speakers at the New York Catholic Bible Summit 2018 at Cathedral High School on East … more

2,000 Accept ‘You’re Amazing Invitation’ at Westchester County Center

Justin Fatica delivered an energetic, emotional and motivational speech to more than 2,000 people at the Westchester County Center in White Plains April 25 before his Hard as Nails Ministries tour bus, but not the ministry itself, departed the region. more

Iowa Legislature Sends Fetal Heartbeat Bill to Governor

A bill described by some observers as the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation has been sent to the desk of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. more

Losing a Note for Moms—the Burdensome Virtue of Caring

The etymology of the word “care” includes the concept of bearing a “burden.” The phrase “not having a care in the world” comes to mind. Someone who is “care free” has no burdens to … more

New Yorkers Came Together in Prayer for Alfie Evans Before Toddler’s Death

The archdiocesan Office for Public Policy and the Young Adult Outreach Office co-sponsored a Mass and prayer vigil last week for the well-being of Alfie Evans, the toddler from the United Kingdom who suffered from a severe degenerative brain condition. The boy died two days later. more

Staub Called ‘God’s Hall of Famer’ at Memorial Mass

Rusty Staub was remembered as a member of “God’s Hall of Fame” at a Memorial Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral April 25. “Rusty has bypassed Cooperstown … more

Catholic Conference Strengthens, ‘Restores’ Faith of Young Adults

The Vegas turned a Catholic retreat for young adults into a family outing. Xavier and Elizabeth Vega attended Restore: Origin – A Catholic Conference for Young Adults at Mount St Mary College in … more

Cardinal Leads CNEWA Delegation Meeting Lebanese, Refugees

A North American delegation negotiated the steep incline to a clinic draped over the roadway, like an olive tree from a limestone bluff. “Yesterday we prayed,” said Cardinal Dolan, who the day … more

An Update on Lebanon

Cardinal Dolan wrote this blog post after returning from his visit to Lebanon April 14-18 with the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. more
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