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Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. more
Cardinal Dolan, backed by clergy, religious and lay professionals, reaffirmed the archdiocese’s long-standing commitment to stand with all pregnant women who seek its assistance. more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican … more
A Mass of thanksgiving celebrated the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni and served as an opportunity for archdiocesan officials to thank the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. … more
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed an unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with … more
An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School issued "offensive or racist statements." more
The Sisters of Charity of New York sadly acknowledge that an allegation of sexual misconduct was brought against Sister Mary Ann D’Antonio, S.C., by a former student at St. Raymond Academy for Girls in the Bronx. The alleged incident is said to have occurred approximately 30 years ago when Sister Mary Ann was a teacher at the Academy; she is currently principal. Sister Mary Ann denies the allegation. This matter was initially referred to the Bronx District Attorney, which could not pursue the complaint due to statute of limitations restrictions, and then to the Safe Environment Office of the Archdiocese of New York, which is investigating. more
Lucy Konadu, a parishioner of St. Luke’s in the Bronx, said the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is “special for all black people, no matter what culture, all over the … more
A national pilgrimage of the relic of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed Curé of Ars and patron saint of parish priests, will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday and Sunday, … more
Josie Maciocha knew instantly her husband Stanley was her perfect match.“I always liked people who are friendly and sociable. From the first day we met, we liked each other,” Josie, a … more
The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (CASA) reception for major donors from Staten Island took place on Jan. 30. More than 120 Staten Island parishioners attended the reception in the school … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrates Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Pompeii School in Greenwich Village Jan. 30. His visit began with Mass in the church, followed by a tour of the school. more
Hundreds of married couples were encouraged to put Christ at the center of their lives at a Mass Feb. 10 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “If you do this, you will always have a holy … more
Seven Catholic elementary schools—two in Manhattan and the Bronx, and one each on Staten Island and in Dutchess and Sullivan counties—will close at the end of this school year. The Office of … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides a lens through which to view his life and work and the world he inhabited in the 17th-century Dutch Republic. The wars of religion … more
The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news … more
When you head to Mass this Sunday, chances are you will hear the intention “an increase in vocations to the religious life” lifted up before the gifts are presented. A recent survey suggests … more
With New York’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which permits abortion to the moment of birth, many are asking what can be done in response. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer … more
The Archdiocese of New York was found in compliance with the data collection requirements for the 2017-2018 audit period of the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young … more
Two priests have been appointed as pastors and one has been named a temporary administrator at parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced.Father Louis Anderson was named … more
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