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Dr. Seamus Carey, Ph.D., a champion of liberal arts education, will become Iona College’s ninth president, effective July 1, said James P. Hynes, the chairman of the college’s board of trustees. more
The anguished phone calls started arriving shortly after 1 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning. Sri Lankan immigrants on Staten Island and Long Island spent the rest of the day anxiously waiting for news of family and friends after terrorists linked to the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing three churches and three luxury hotels that claimed the lives of more than 250 people and injured more than 500. more
Four hours after an April 15 devastating fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Cardinal Dolan stood outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral speaking with journalists at a 4:30 p.m. news conference. more
A spirited revival took place on March 31, the first of a three-day mission at the Central Harlem Deanery Revival at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Manhattan more
Cardinal Dolan made a pastoral visit to St. Christopher and St. Sylvia parish in Red Hook, where he was the principal celebrant of the vigil Mass April 6. Due to the large congregation, the Mass was … more
The newly restored Rose Window was unveiled at the end of Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Manhattan April 7. Father John Duffell, the pastor of Blessed Sacrament, said his church’s window is … more
Cardinal Dolan last week suspended two priests of the archdiocese, Father Peter Miqueli and Father Michael J. O’Leary. Both are prohibited from celebrating Mass and administering “any and all” … more
Before new LED lighting was installed in St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street in lower Manhattan, five frescoes on the ceiling and rear wall were difficult to see. Now, the artwork stands … more
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York Feb. 4 announced seven Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York will cease operations at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year in June. more
The following activities will take place at Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese during National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2. more
With jubilance, reverence and faith, more than 1,200 Latino faithful, most originally from the Dominican Republic, celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Altagracia, the protectress of the small … more
El Cristo de Esquipulas es una imagen de Jesús crucificado, venerado por millones de fieles centroamericanos. La imagen original se encuentra en la Basílica de Esquipulas en Guatemala. more
Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh will sponsor a presentation on “Lives of Service and Joy: An Oral History of the Dominican Sisters of Hope,” Thursday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. The talk by James … more
The parish council at Our Lady of Sorrows outlined its plan for 2019 at its meeting before Christmas to continue strengthening its parish community by building 1-on-1 relationships for … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of Holy Cross Church in Middletown Dec. 15. more
Devoted priests and parishioners of St. Patrick’s in Verplanck, at its founding 175th years ago, crossed a river on foot across the ice in the winter and by boat in the summer just to get to the … more
St. Lucy, patron of the blind and visually impaired, is remembered on her Dec. 13 feast during a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan. The liturgy was sponsored by Xavier Society for the … more
St. Joseph’s parish is a slice of Kingston’s rich history. The church building dates back to 1832, and the parish just completed its 150-year celebration with a Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan … more
Rosanna Hamm, a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Conception-St. Anthony parish in Amenia, was born in the Dutchess County town and baptized at the parish in 1951. “I was an infant; my … more
The Archdiocese of New York and five of its parishes—three on Staten Island and two in Yonkers—are working cooperatively with Con Edison Solutions on a renewable energy pilot program featuring … more
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