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The Franciscan Friars’ decision to open a retreat center in Wappingers Falls after their seminary was relocated is still looking good 50 years later. The Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, a … more
Retired Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson praised Arizona Sen. John S. McCain, who died of brain cancer Aug. 25, for his service to the nation. He was 81. “He was a very principled man who had … more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was “eager for an audience” with Pope Francis to gain his support for the bishops’ plan to respond to the clergy sexual abuse … more
Dr. Scott Hahn, author and renowned biblical scholar, will analyze “the meaning of Scripture in the Church and our lives today” in his talk, “The New Apologetics for the New Evangelization,” … more
Cardinal Dolan will lead a group of archdiocesan pilgrims to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Oct. 6. This year’s theme is “In … more
The board of trustees at Aquinas High School in the Bronx and John A. Coleman Catholic High School in Hurley have selected new principals. Mark Shultz stepped into his new role as principal of … more
Sister Joan Curtin, C.N.D., director of the archdiocesan Catechetical Office, has been selected to lead a group discussion at the Second International Congress on Catechesis to be held at the Vatican … more
Pope Francis, in a letter addressed “to the people of God,” wrote, “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being … more
Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh, vicar for clergy, will be principal celebrant of the annual Red Mass sponsored by the Bronx Catholic Guild on Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Angela Merici Church, 917 Morris … more
The Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan will hold its 31st annual Walkathon Saturday, Sept. 15, with walkers venturing to Central Park from the home at 1339 York Ave. The event, sponsored by the … more
Like many others, I am extremely disturbed by the recent news of sexual abuse occurring within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and New York. However, I cannot say that I am entirely surprised by … more
The archdiocese has announced that Father José Luis Trejos Ortega has no faculties in the Archdiocese of New York and therefore cannot serve as a priest here. He is to return to his home diocese in … more
This is not an account of the criminal behavior involving some seminarians, deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. This is a story about a bird. To understand the … more
A Memorial Mass for Father Joseph Irwin, former pastor of Most Holy Trinity parish in Mamaroneck, will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Church, 816 Underhill Ave. in Mamaroneck. more
In a stadium of Catholic families from around the world, Pope Francis told the laypeople they are the vast majority of Church members and that, without them, the Church would be cold, a collection of statues. more
Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions. more
A Special Holy Hour for the Victims of Sexual Abuse by members of the Church was offered Aug. 22 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Father Agustino Torres, C.F.R., presided at the evening liturgy, … more
The power of God’s name is manifested in the lives of people who live their faith in an authentic way, while it is taken in vain by those who live in hypocrisy, Pope Francis said. more
Eight Sisters of Life professed final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to Albania who was ordained a priest of the archdiocese, … more
Brother Abraham Joseph, O.F.M., will profess his final vows as a Franciscan friar at a Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Father Kevin Mullen, … more
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