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Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. more
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. more
Among the 20 people killed in a devastating limousine accident Oct. 6 in Schoharie, N.Y., were several victims who had connections to parishes, schools and Catholic organizations of the Albany Diocese. more
The Catholic Church must find a way to look at secularization as an opportunity to find new ways to proclaim the Gospel, the Jesuit superior general told the Synod of Bishops. more
Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National League Championship Series. more
His voice, his outstretched hands, his boarding an airplane to meet the world—those are some of the most striking things about Blessed Paul VI that moved and inspired a young man discerning the priesthood more
The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term: if an inmate with dementia should be executed if he has no memory of the crime he committed three decades ago and if a death-row prisoner with a specific health problem can be executed by a less painful manner because of his condition. more
Apanel at “Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner” at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan Oct. 1 discussed the life of the first Catholic governor of New York who … more
For the third time, pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, this time 300 of them, traveled along with Cardinal Dolan to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. In Mary’s House, there are more than 70 chapels and oratories relating to the Blessed Mother and peoples from around the world. more
More than 700 catechists, catechetical leaders and youth ministers from parishes in the archdiocese attended workshops and came together for Mass and communal prayer at the annual archdiocesan Forum … more
The Dominican Sisters of Hope have agreed to a conservation easement that will preserve 34 of their 61 acres of land along the Hudson River in Ossining from future development. The sisters made … more
New York Catholic Youth Day, an annual celebration for high school students in the archdiocese, will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Doors will open at … more
A Mass of thanksgiving was offered for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as they marked 60 years of ministry in Pakistan. The liturgical gathering occurred Sept. 15 in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel … more
Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 10:15 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on World Mission Sunday, Oct. 21. Missionary priests and representatives from mission … more
The Archdiocese of New York is providing funds to Church organizations to assist those who have suffered in the natural disasters that have recently hit nations across the globe as well as Puerto … more
Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, advised the 90 new knights and ladies that being a member of the papal order requires sacrifice, … more
Chuck Huller is a proud Italian-American who was feeling extra pride at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Oct. 8. The parishioner of Old St. Patrick’s in Manhattan attended the 41st annual Columbus Day … more
The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed Pope Francis’ pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and to stop offering special treatment to bishops who have committed or covered up abuse. more
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