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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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