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“Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, toward forms of clean energy,” Pope Francis said as he marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. more
Joe Panik and his wife Brittany hosted a family summer barbecue at their Hopewell Junction home Aug. 19. It’s how they can enjoy an off day now with Joe commuting to work as a member of the New … more
The 1919 “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction” was showcased in this year's Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I’s end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers today. more
Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. more
A New Jersey state appeals court allowed a new law permitting assisted suicide to continue, overturning a lower court decision that temporarily blocked the law. more
Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the region’s bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. more
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Aug. 21 welcomed a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations. more
Seventeen priests have been appointed as pastors, administrators and parochial vicars of parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced.   PASTORS Father Levelt … more
An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago. more
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is asking donors to assist people in southern India after receiving urgent requests for aid from partners in Kerala. “Raging floodwaters have … more
Stephen F. Auth is used to being taken seriously as a manager of mutual funds. His work in street evangelism has taught him lessons in humility. He is executive vice president of Federated Global … 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
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
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
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
A group of Catholic young adults gathered at the central clock inside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan last Wednesday evening not to catch a train but to exit the station on foot, in twos and … more
As students return to class next week, their academic progress has already helped Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York score high marks on an important test. Overall results of the 2019 … more
Newly crowned Miss New York Outstanding Teen Sarah Lawrence, 17, was a carefree 13-year-old slipping into a dress for a school dance at St. Clare School on Staten Island when signs of her scoliosis … more
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