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The New York State Catholic Conference called on the state’s legislators to reject any proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana use. more
Declaring that the Catholic Church is unafraid of history, Pope Francis announced that documents in the Vatican Secret Archives relating to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII will be open to scholars in 2020. more
The venue for a pre-screening of “Unplanned,” a pro-life movie about the conversion story of Abby Johnson, a former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director who is now a pro-life activist, was apropos. more
Sal Fabozzi used his passion for basketball to create opportunities in athletics for young athletes with special needs by starting Because We Can Sports on Staten Island. “I love the expressions … more
At Holy Family School in New Rochelle, a newly constructed image of the Madonna and Child, made almost entirely of buttons, is on display. It is the creative work of Mrs. Jill Holmes, who came on … more
Joe Toussaint collected 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, leading the Cardinal Hayes High School boys’ basketball team to the archdiocesan championship with an 86-65 victory over St. … 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. “I renew and … more
The long-awaited “Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church,” nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering that surpassed many expectations while perhaps … more
Would you be able to forgive the man who murdered your mother? Father Ubald Rugirangoga was faced with that momentous question when he returned to Rwanda from exile in neighboring Burundi … more
The Vatican’s removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick “is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 16. 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
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
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