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A  celebration for the 2017 Fatima Centennial Year took place Feb. 4 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown highlighted by a Mass enthroning the historic statue … more
Cardinal Dolan is offering Catholics in the archdiocese a dispensation from abstaining from meat for the Solemnity of St. Patrick, patron of the archdiocese, on Friday, March 17, which falls during Lent. more
The season of Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, is a penitential time of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and personal sacrifice meant to draw Christians more deeply into the sacred mysteries of … more
The archdiocesan Office of the Superintendent of Schools announced Feb. 6 that five Catholic elementary schools will close and one will transition to a universal pre-K (UPK) at the end of the current academic year. more
For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February more
S iblings John, Francesca, Daniella and Carina Kehoe appreciate the value of Catholic education. In fact, they started their own nonprofit business to raise funds to pay for tuition, room and … more
Sandra Rodriguez is a lifelong New York Yankees fan who was treated to a special afternoon by the players she’ll soon be cheering for. The Manhattan resident was among the senior citizens served … more
Pope Francis confirmed the election of Spanish Msgr. Fernando Ocariz as the new prelate of Opus Dei. The 72-year-old monsignor, who had been auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei, was elected and confirmed … more
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, planned to discuss the suffering of Christians in his homeland during a visit to the United States beginning Feb. 2. more
Cardinal Dolan delivered a compelling pro-life message to a congregation of 12,000 people at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. more
Father Vincent Druding left his 11th March for Life feeling hopeful. “This is by far the most positive, upbeat and optimistic march I’ve been a part of,” Father Druding, who serves as … more
Cardinal Dolan has announced a campaign to raise $100 million private philanthropic dollars during the next five years to provide help and create hope for children and families of New York, … more
When circumstances may make it seem like light is losing the battle against darkness, Christians should never lose hope because their faith rests in Jesus, “the Light of the World,” Cardinal Dolan explained. more
It was potentially a tough crowd. Organizers estimated some 400,000 people marched up Fifth Avenue on Saturday to demonstrate against the Trump administration. more
Thomas Merton NYC is offering a “Tribute to Daniel Berrigan, S.J., and His Relationship to Thomas Merton’’ at Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. in Manhattan on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. more
Acknowledging some serious social ills in his native land—namely, an increase in violence, drug-related crimes and political divisions—Bishop Hector Rafael Rodriguez of the Diocese of La Vega, … more
People of all religious denominations are invited to join the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in praying for Christian unity at Graymoor and in Peekskill in an eight-day event running through Jan. … more
Cardinal Dolan has accepted an invitation to serve as chairman of a new interfaith advisory council called for by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address earlier this month. The … more
The annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family, Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 … more
Readers of Catholic New York have once again been invited to nominate two children with disabilities from the archdiocese, along with one parent each, to take part in this summer’s 63nd annual U.S. … more
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