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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
Father James Sheehan, a priest of the archdiocese, made a book tour to Bari, Italy, last month to promote his recently translated book, “Il Padre Che Non Sapeva Il Mio Nome,” (“The Father Who … more
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Bronx. Mensah, 28, a New York Army National Guard soldier, … more
Later this month, a gathering of about 700 Hispanic ministry leaders and parishioners from throughout the archdiocese will focus on consultation, reflection and fruitfulness about where Hispanic … more
Maureen Bubel participated in the first March for Life as a mother of young children and has returned almost every year since the first march in 1974. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell … more
Cardinal Dolan decried the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, and called on senators to … more
A group of patriotic seniors and people with special needs at ArchCare in Staten Island recently made their last batch of hand-knotted rosaries for U.S. troops in combat zones. It was the end of a … more
The season of Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, is a penitential time of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and personal sacrifice meant to draw Christians more deeply into the sacred mysteries of … more
Auxiliary Bishop Peter Byrne, at a Mass opening the Prayer Vigil for Life at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, said, “This is a special night. This is a night of prayer for life.” The Prayer Vigil … more
Dr. Waldery Hilgeman, the Roman postulator for the cause of canonization of Servant of God Dorothy Day, visited New York Jan. 22-26. On Jan. 24, Dr. Hilgeman met with officials working on the inquiry … more
Catholics have a responsibility to look past the noisy rhetoric of the current debate on immigration and answer the “cry of the poor” by engaging with individuals facing deportation. That was … more
The beatitudes are not cheap words for those who think they know it all yet do not commit to faith; they are the fruit of a hopeful heart that yearns for peace and happiness, Pope Francis … more
Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Benito Angeles Fernández of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, told the faithful at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the Blessed Mother is a woman “filled … more
Thursday, Jan. 18 National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. Confessions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Confessional … more
Mike Garr hopes to return from his mission in Kenya in 2021 with a better understanding of people living in poverty. The 61-year-old retiree is one of seven missioners in the 50th Maryknoll Lay … more
Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to help determine the greatest needs of survivors of Indonesia’s Dec. 22 tsunami, said Yenni Suryani, country manager for the U.S. agency in … 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
In a conference, where atrocities past and present and hopes for the future were discussed, Cardinal Dolan said that the Church has been proactive in recent years in helping to address terrorism … more
Parishes and Right to Life groups have chartered buses to travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 19. Contact information appears below; reservations are usually … more
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