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The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal received a welcome and blessing from the archdiocese at a Mass in St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh on Oct. 13. Five friars took residence over … more
The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary begin their second century of service with a renewed sense of hope and revitalization. “Now that we have reached 100 years, we have a new … more
A letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders asks them to “renounce publicly” a contentious sentence in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report that equates religious … more
From his residence in Kurdistan, an autonomous region within the nation of Iraq, Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, can hear the bombs of Mosul, a mere 60 miles away. … more
At St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville, a twilight Eucharistic procession on Oct. 15 included the participation of some 650 people from a parish adult retreat and a teen reunion retreat of Camp … more
The Ladies of Charity of New York welcomed 45 affiliates, double the number of last year, at a Mass and Affiliation Ceremony offered in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “We are … more
More than 800 catechists and catechetical leaders from parishes across the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and lower Westchester County attended workshops and joined together for Mass and other … more
There were eyebrow-raising moments, along with some laughs and some boos, at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, the annual Catholic fund-raiser that’s a beloved tradition in New York during election season. more
Cardinal Dolan recently blessed and dedicated the new Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion, an expansion of the St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which includes the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, now 13 years old. more
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, a native of New York and a former auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese, has been named the 2016 recipient of Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Award. more
Elena Luongo came to the United States 20 years ago from Italy and now feels a sense of cultural and emotional pride for two countries, especially on Columbus Day. “I’m still very, very deep … more
The newly established Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) of the archdiocese is welcomed by the archdiocesan offices that administer the safe environment program and assistance … more
What is the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program? The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) is an independent compensation fund administered by Kenneth R. … more
After the archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program was announced last week, Cardinal Dolan answered questions about how the program would be carried out and the … more
Michael Fahy is being remembered as a rising star and hero. A deputy chief in the New York City Fire Department died in the line of duty on Sept. 27 after being hit by building debris from an … more
Three neighboring Dutchess County parishes are proving it’s beneficial to join together for a cause. St. Columba and St. Denis, both in Hopewell Junction, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in … more
A Mass celebrating the 90th anniversary of Santa Maria parish and the 65th anniversary of Santa Maria School, both in the Bronx, was offered Oct. 2. more
Father Eric Raaser has been named pastor of St. Margaret of Antioch parish in Pearl River and Father Daniel D’Alliessi has been appointed administrator of St. Mary’s, Wappingers Falls, the … more
Cardinal Dolan told the 700 guests at the annual dinner of the Business Council of Westchester that the three essentials of “a good, effective leader are soul, mind and heart.” Cardinal … more
Colleen Thornton left SUNY New Paltz’s Student Union Center with a better understanding of mercy, joy and who Cardinal Dolan really is. “Seeing him in person, he’s very jolly. He seems like … more
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