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The archdiocesan Office of the Superintendent of Schools announced Feb. 6 that five Catholic elementary schools will close and one will transition to a universal pre-K (UPK) at the end of the current academic year. more
I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.” Almost exactly five years after announcing his intention to be the … more
With a small group of witnesses looking on, the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Ill., late in the afternoon of June 27, completing a … more
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed an unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with … more
Our beloved country is at war. Our peaceful shores have been ruthlessly attacked, and all citizens are called upon to unite their efforts toward that peace for which we have all prayed, that peace … more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican … more
At scenic Marian Shrine in Stony Point, Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass during the 23rd annual archdiocesan Cursillo conference known as Ultreya de Campo, a daylong gathering of nearly 4,000 men and … more
The crèche or Nativity scene has been a reverent and popular way to depict the birth of Jesus for centuries. The archdiocese is home to at least two large-scale crèche displays, the first at … more
Frank Siller will receive the Christopher Leadership Award for the assistance he brings to catastrophically injured veterans, first responders and Gold Star families as chairman and CEO of the … more
Esthel Vargas was a young woman of 20 when she joined the Cursillo movement in June 1966 at St. Joseph Center in Manhattan. She is currently a parishioner of St. Peter-St. Mary in … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a show of solidarity alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis, and numerous other civic and religious leaders of New York, participated … more
St. Anthony’s parish in Yonkers welcomed Catholic speaker Paul J. Kim for an evening of family catechesis sponsored by the parish’s youth ministry. An audience of 250 gathered to hear Kim’s … more
Ryan M. Holovlasky speaks four languages and he’s working on a fifth. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and he’s working on a master’s in divinity. Holovlasky, 32, is a Redemptorist … more
Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV's “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor. He was 85. more
New York families looking to enhance their prayer life may want to pay a visit to North Easton, Mass. That’s where the soon-to-open Museum of Family Prayer will showcase interactive and inspiring … more
Being a Columbiette always was a family affair for Jaclyn Carney. The parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island became the youngest president in the 65-plus year history of the New … more
Pro-life advocates are praising a unanimous New York State Court ruling that the state’s law prohibiting assisted suicide applies to all and, as such, the procedure is not a constitutional … more
Cardinal Dolan addressed the state’s Child Victims Act and abuse allegations against a retired priest of the archdiocese as well as the upcoming retreat of the nation’s bishops in an interview … more
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