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Father Salvo to Offer Mass For Peace in Nicaragua

Father Enrique Salvo, pastor of St. Anselm and St. Roch parish in the Bronx and a native of Nicaragua, will celebrate a Mass for peace in Nicaragua on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., in St. Anselm’s … more

Discover Holiness Each Day, Pope Says in ‘Rejoice and Be Glad’

God calls all Christians to be saints—not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his … more

Catholic Charities, New York State Make Special Effort for Immigrants

Seeking for all to realize the urgency of the moment, top officials with New York State and Catholic Charities announced the launch of a pro bono legal network to expand services for immigrants … more

‘Heart of Nuba’ Tells of Catholic Doctor’s Service and Selflessness

In the new documentary, “The Heart of Nuba,” an inspiring true story is told about Dr. Tom Catena, an American physician at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. There, the … more

Catholic Charities Gala

Mass Marks Centennial of Maryknoll’s First ‘Sending’ of Missioners

One hundred years after receiving Vatican approval to begin missionary work in China, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers recalled the “original inspiration and holy stubbornness” of the … more

Papua New Guinea Cardinal Speaks on Climate Change at College

Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea delivered an urgent message on “Climate Change, Sustainability and the Common Good” at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Riverdale section of the … more

Abortion Limitations Threatened as State Budget Deadline Looms

The New York State budget bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 16, includes an abortion expansion proposal that would lift virtually all limitations on abortion. Law requires a budget to … more

Holy Week Begins

Firefighter Remembered as ‘Leader by Example’ at Cathedral Mass

Firefighters lined Fifth Avenue before the Funeral Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 27 to pay tribute to Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson who died battling a fire in … more

Care for Environment

Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea visited St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan earlier this week, where he received the parish’s Loyola Medal and gave a lecture on how climate change is … more

For Five Years as Pope, Francis Has Extended God’s Mercy

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between being a Church that “goes out” or a … more

New York’s Encuentro Must ‘Announce The Gospel,’ Vatican Archbishop Says

The secretary of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization told Hispanic ministry leaders at the Archdiocese of New York’s V Encuentro they must first have a sincere “personal encounter … more

Retired Pope Benedict XVI Says He’s Journeying Toward God

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

Book About Alzheimer’s Struggles of Priest’s Father Translated Into Italian

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

Funeral Mass Set for Soldier Who Saved Fellow Residents in Bronx Fire

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

Archdiocesan Encuentro to Gather 700 Hispanic Leaders Feb. 24

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

New Yorkers Inspired by What They Saw, Heard at March for Life

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 Raps Senate Failure To Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

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

ArchCare Group Makes ‘Safe and Secure’ Rosaries for the Troops

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
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