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Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan “who would provide soup for the hungry, kind words for the troubled and a healing touch for the ill,” will be beatified Nov. 18, the Capuchin … more
As a follow-up to Making All Things New, the archdiocesan pastoral planning initiative, the following churches have been relegated as no longer sacred sites for worship, effective June 30. Most of … more
The 750-year-old boys’ choir, Escolania de Montserrat, from the Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia, Spain, is made up of more than 50 boys, ages 9 to 14, from across Catalonia. St. Patrick's Cathedral … more
Caitlin Mignano is OK with starting her summer vacation in a classroom. The 15-year-old is having too much fun to say no to volunteering at the Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick’s parish in … more
The Crane School of Music Concert Choir became known along the 200-mile trek of Spain known as Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, because they often sang at cathedrals and chapels. People would … more
The seventh annual “Home Run for Catholic Schools’’ game June 22 at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill was filled with highlights for students and their families, including a 6-1 New York-Penn League … more
Americans bask in liberty. We relish it. We demand it. We die for it. For 241 years we have not only inhaled independence into our own lungs, but we have also raised a golden torch to light the way … more
FIRST GRADUATES—Graduates in the first Archdiocese of New York cohort of the Master of Science in Church Management program at Villanova University in Pennsylvania gather at their commencement May … more
Matt Schiller, advertising and business manager at Catholic New York, has received the 2017 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. more
Father Francis J. Principe, who had taught at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx, since 1981, died June 6 at the Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion, the Bronx. He was 89. He had also served at … more
Indian Cardinal Ivan Dias, a longtime diplomat who was fluent in 17 languages, died June 19 in Rome. He was 81. Cardinal Dias served as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of … more
Father Robert Arce, who served at St. Margaret Mary for half of his 48 years at Bronx parishes, died June 12 at the Cardinal Edward Egan Pavilion in the Bronx. He was 78. Father Arce was at St. … more
Msgr. Louis J. Mazza, who served at Immaculate Conception parish in Sleepy Hollow for 27 years, died June 7 at Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion of the St. John Vianney Clergy Residence in the Bronx. He … more
Sister Patricia Ann Reilly, O.P., who served at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill for 30 years, died June 8 at Siena Hall in Sparkill. She was 96. Sister Patricia was a professor at St. … more
Sister Eamonn Harpur, R.S.H.M., who served for more than 35 years at Marymount College in Tarrytown, died at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown May 11. She was 91. At Marymount College in Tarrytown, … more
Dominican Sister Nadine Foley, a former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious who also served as prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, and taught at Marist College in … more
Sister Amy Pomponio, R.S.H.M., who served in Colombia for 21 years, died May 11 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 85. Sister Amy was stationed in Colombia, 1972-1983, serving on missions … more
Earlier this week I was honored to receive an award from the New York Board of Rabbis. In my brief expression of appreciation, I relayed the story of the visit to New York a few years back by … more
You know it’s going to be a good afternoon when you run into the Sisters of Life at the New York Catholic Center. That was the case last week when I saw Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., the … more
Right from the start, Pope Francis made it clear that he wants the Catholic Church to be one of mission, not of maintenance. That’s what he meant with his famous remark that he wants priests to … more
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