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Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland province apologized April 18 for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit. More than 100 … more
“Who has the last word?” Cardinal Dolan asked the joyful faithful gathered for Mass in a packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning. more
Internationally known author Joseph Pearce will deliver a talk at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Thursday, April 27 in conjunction with the museum’s World War I lecture series. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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