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Holy Week Begins

Cardinal Dolan greets the joyful faithful on Palm Sunday, April 9, at the 10:15 a.m. Mass he celebrated at at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more

Catholics Asked ‘To Accompany’ Migrants, Refugees Seeking Better Life in U.S.

The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United … more

California Catholic High School Makes Millions from Snapchat Investment

A California Catholic high school did away with future car washes and pizza kit sales March 2 when the $15,000 investment it made with Snap Inc., the company that developed the messaging app … more

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the Archdiocese

Plans are in place for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the archdiocese. Cardinal Dolan will offer St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. more

Archdiocese to Close Five Elementary Schools; Transition to UPK for Another

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

‘Stand for What You Believe In’ Is Theme for National Day of Prayer on Feb. 5

For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February more

Order of Malta’s Grand Master Resigns at Request of Holy Father

After weeks of very public tensions with the Vatican, the head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta accepted Pope Francis’ request that he submit his resignation. more

Travel Ban Postpones U.S. Visit of Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, planned to discuss the suffering of Christians in his homeland during a visit to the United States beginning Feb. 2. more

Detective Steven McDonald, Who Served as Prophetic Voice for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Dies at 59

Detective Steven McDonald, the New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty 30 years ago and famously forgave his teenage assailant and went on to became a prophetic voice for forgiveness and reconciliation, died on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10. He was 59. more

Around the World: Year in Review 2016

Below is a PDF of the Year in Review of events from around the world that ran in the Dec. 22 issue of Catholic New York. more

Bishop Barres, a Larchmont Native, to Head Rockville Centre Diocese

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, and appointed as his successor Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pa., who was born in Larchmont. Bishop … more

Paper’s 1941 War Edition Expressed Faith, Patriotism of Hawaii Catholics

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

Nearly All Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern Rejected

In this year’s election, voters went against nearly all of the ballot initiatives backed by Catholic leaders and advocates, except the referendums on minimum wage increases and gun control … more

Iraqi Archbishop Seeks Prayers on Mission Sunday

From his residence in Kurdistan, an autonomous region within the nation of Iraq, Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, can hear the bombs of Mosul, a mere 60 miles away. … more

Retired Priests Gratefully Call New Cardinal Egan Pavilion Home

Cardinal Dolan recently blessed and dedicated the new Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion, an expansion of the St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which includes the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, now 13 years old. more

Cardinal McCarrick to Be Honored for Work Among Poor

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, a native of New York and a former auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese, has been named the 2016 recipient of Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Award. more

Archdiocese Opens Independent Reconciliation, Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of New York has initiated a voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) to promote healing and serve as a “tangible sign of the Church’s outreach and reparation” by providing compensation to victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the archdiocese. more

Respect Life Month Activities in the Archdiocese

Bronx “Entering Canaan,” Day of Prayer and Healing for Men, Saturday, Oct. 29. Addressing issues unique to men suffering due to a past abortion. Co-sponsored by Lumina and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Information and confidential reservations: Lumina at (718) 881-8008 or email lumina@postabortionhelp.org. St. Margaret of Cortona • Sunday, Oct. 2: Expectant Families Masses at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon more

Solidarity With Very Poor Called a New Form of Evangelization

The Vatican nuncio to the United Nations spoke with clear conviction and a special sense of mission as he affirmed Pope Francis’ call to help the world’s poorest of God’s children become … more

FDNY 9/11 Faithful Remembered With Reverence at Cathedral Service

American flags—343, one for each fallen member of the FDNY on 9/11—were processed in dignified formation into St. Patrick’s Cathedral at a solemn memorial service in commemoration of the … more
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