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Bishops Across U.S. Condemn Separation of Migrant Children

From New York to Denver, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children … more

Shrine for Persecuted Christians Dedicated at St. Michael’s, Manhattan

An icon depicting the Blessed Mother dressed in the traditional garb of an Iraqi bride graces St. Michael Church in Manhattan. The donated icon of Our Lady of Aradin, Aramaic for Eden, is the work … more

Six Youths Making Rosary Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Karheem Mattioli is seeking inner peace for herself and her son Nicolas. Nicolas, 16, was one of six children chosen by the Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 5890 in Washingtonville … more

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New York Catholic Bible Summit Soars Toward Gospel Joy

Our symbol is not a happy face, our symbol is the cross of Jesus Christ. And in the midst of that we find our joy.” So said Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto in a keynote address at the New York … more

Cathedral Trustees to Seek Appeal in Latest Archbishop Sheen Ruling

The Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral believe the recent court case concerning the earthly remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was again incorrectly decided, and will seek an appeal … more

Catholic New York Wins Seven Catholic Press Awards

Catholic New York earned seven awards, including honors for reporting, editorial and column writing, and photography in the annual journalism contest sponsored by the Catholic Press … more

Health Care Professionals Told Their Work Continues Jesus’ Mission

Honoring doctors, nurses and other health care providers, Cardinal Dolan noted that they are helping to continue the mission of Christ, who healed the sick and who “is the healer of souls.” … more

Students’ D.C. Trip Was True Learning Experience

Ramon Centeno finished his journey through Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx with a memorable trip. He was one of 40 students from 19 Catholic high schools in the archdiocese to participate … more

U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Families Be Kept Together at Border

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration June 1 criticized the Trump administration for “forcibly separating children from their mothers and fathers” at the U.S.-Mexico border. more

Sports on Sundays OK, Except When Used to Skip Mass, Says Vatican

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike or violent behavior of fans. more

Hawaii Parishioners Displaced by Lava Ask for Prayers

Paul and Rose Utes, members of Sacred Heart parish in Pahoa, had to leave their home when lava from the Kilauea eruptions moved into their section of the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna on the Big Island. more

Voters in Ireland Pave Way for Abortion on Demand

Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks. more

Ryan, Brownback, Archbishop Address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

This year’s National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington, D.C. hotel May 24. more

Italian Nun Murdered in Somalia to Be Beatified in Italy

An Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 will be beatified in Piacenza, Italy, May 26. more

Pope Will Create 14 New Cardinals in June

Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 28, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others. more

At Bishops’ Spring Assembly, Vote on Revised Medical Directives Planned

Revised guidelines governing Catholic and non-Catholic health care partnerships will be on the agenda of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly June 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. more

Chirlane McCray Speaks at Cathedral About Mental Health Awareness

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray addressed congregants at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday as part of “ThriveTogether: A Weekend for Mental Health,” a nationwide outreach … 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

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
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