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Sister Mary Doretta Leonard, M.M., who served primarily as a catechist in China, died Nov. 27 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 93. Sister Mary Doretta most recently did pastoral … more
The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops. more
The U.S. Catholic bishops are taking part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways to rebuild trust over the clergy sex abuse crisis. more
Sister Wendy Beckett, who gained fame in the 1990s for television shows and books explaining art, died Dec. 26 in Norfolk, England. She was 88. She has been widely described as both an unlikely … more
Brother Harold V. Horne, M.M., who served as a missioner to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, died Nov. 11 at Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was 91. Brother Horne served as a regional … more
Father Gavin Reilly, O.F.M. Cap., who served at Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Manhattan for 20 years, died Dec. 19 at St. Clare Friary in Yonkers. He was 90. Father Reilly served as pastor of Our … more
Sister Marian Bohen, O.S.U., who served in the education program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining for 24 years, died Dec. 9 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was … more
Sister Pauline M. Sticka, M.M., a missioner to Taiwan who taught religious education and provided marriage counseling, died Dec. 7 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 94. Her service … more
One of the best things about the holiday season is spending time with family members and friends. Since Thanksgiving, we’ve been fortunate to spend time in the company of relatives from three … more
All affected by the fire at the Con Ed station in Astoria, Queens, are in our thoughts and prayers. New York, please pray the Litany of St. Joseph every day and have a blessed New Year! Matthew … more
I was pleased to read the article in the Dec. 20 issue of Catholic New York about St. Patrick’s parish in Verplanck. Until his retirement, my uncle, Msgr. Daniel M. Dougherty, was the pastor there … more
One of the feasts of this Christmas season I very much enjoy is the Sunday after Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family, which we celebrated last Sunday. That baby born just last week is true God … more
We live in a world that is increasingly noisy. Here in New York, it seems that there is a constant cacophony of sound surrounding us. As frustrating as that can be, it is especially challenging to … more
I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. So … more
Desde el inicio de su pontificado el papa Francisco se ha expresado en múltiples ocasiones, a través de discursos, homilías y documentos eclesiales, que quiere una iglesia para los pobres, … more
As Catholic Relief Services staffers and supporters spent an evening marking 75 years of service in the world, one word recurred: dignity. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, who was chairman of the CRS … more
Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, marked 75 years of service in December, and we want to join the chorus of supporters and admirers … more
Through faith, transformation and spiritual growth, more than 600 homeless people in New York have been propelled to a better life in recent decades thanks to the Education Outreach Program sponsored … more
St. Anthony’s parish in Yonkers welcomed Catholic speaker Paul J. Kim for an evening of family catechesis sponsored by the parish’s youth ministry. An audience of 250 gathered to hear Kim’s … more
Cardinal Dolan delivered his homily on the birth of Jesus from the Gospel of St. Luke at Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan Dec. 25 by sharing his conversation with an … more
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