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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

Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14

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

Cathedral Mass, Vigil Show Prayer Is ‘Foundation’ of Life Movement

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

Dorothy Day's Cause

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

Migration Week Event at Manhattan Church Asks Catholics to Help Immigrants Facing Deportation

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

Beatitudes Are Fruits of Hope, Pope Francis Says in Chile

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

Dominican Republic Faithful Honor Mary, Celebrate Culture

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

March for Life Events in Washington, D.C.

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

New Lay Maryknoll Missioners Span the Globe to Help the Poor

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

Crèches the World Over

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

Speakers Advocate for Christian Communities in Middle East

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
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