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Mother Cabrini Health Foundation To Serve New Yorkers in Need

Cardinal Dolan and the bishops of the Catholic dioceses of New York state have come forward to help New Yorkers in need by announcing the formation of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation May 8. … more

Catholic Charities of Staten Island Stepping Up to Fight Drug Addiction

Catholic Charities of Staten Island is again stepping up to address the borough’s drug epidemic by acquiring Carl’s House, changing the name to Carl’s Recovery Center and moving it to the … more

Special Mass Offered at Bronx Church for Peace in Nicaragua

A special vigil Mass in the Bronx was offered as broadcast and newspaper reports continued to come in daily about the deadly social and political turmoil in the Central American country of Nicaragua. … more

Pope Appoints New York Biologist to Science Academy

Pope Francis named a pioneering U.S. scientist specializing in stem-cell research to the Pontifical Academy for Sciences. Elaine Fuchs, professor and head of the laboratory of mammalian cell … more

Two Cardinals to Address New York Bible Summit

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, and Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, will serve as the keynote speakers at the New York Catholic Bible Summit 2018 at Cathedral High School on East … more

Iowa Legislature Sends Fetal Heartbeat Bill to Governor

A bill described by some observers as the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation has been sent to the desk of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. more

New Yorkers Came Together in Prayer for Alfie Evans Before Toddler’s Death

The archdiocesan Office for Public Policy and the Young Adult Outreach Office co-sponsored a Mass and prayer vigil last week for the well-being of Alfie Evans, the toddler from the United Kingdom who suffered from a severe degenerative brain condition. The boy died two days later. more

Staub Called ‘God’s Hall of Famer’ at Memorial Mass

Rusty Staub was remembered as a member of “God’s Hall of Fame” at a Memorial Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral April 25. “Rusty has bypassed Cooperstown … more

Cardinal Leads CNEWA Delegation Meeting Lebanese, Refugees

A North American delegation negotiated the steep incline to a clinic draped over the roadway, like an olive tree from a limestone bluff. “Yesterday we prayed,” said Cardinal Dolan, who the day … more

An Update on Lebanon

Cardinal Dolan wrote this blog post after returning from his visit to Lebanon April 14-18 with the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. more

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
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