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When the second phase of the Pathways to Excellence strategic planning initiative for the Catholic elementary schools of the archdiocese was launched back in September, I was there. It made sense … more
Speaking with Isaak Ghebremicael Monday night, I sought to learn about how he had maintained his connection with the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund and Program since earning a master’s degree in … more
The annual March for Life, now in its 45th year, takes place Jan. 19, just a few days ahead of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. … more
My personal highlight from the last workday of 2017 was an interview I had with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, about his most recent visit to Puerto … more
Bishop-elect Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp., will make quite a homecoming when he returns to Gambia where he was born and raised, began pursuing the priesthood and was ordained for the Congregation of the … more
My wife and I, along with our adult children, traveled to Atlanta last weekend for the wedding of our eldest niece, one of three daughters of my wife’s older sister. It was a great celebration, one … more
My hunch that the celebration for newly Blessed Capuchin Father Solanus Casey at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers would be a special one turned out to be right on the mark. The monastery church on … more
By the time we arrived at the Carmelite Sisters’ Monastery of St. Joseph in Trujillo Alto, our one-day visit to the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was nearly complete. Even before arriving, … more
Every once in a while, it’s good to give our readers a progress report about some of the new things that Catholic New York is working on. As it happens, none of the three subjects I am about to … more
It’s easy to be impressed by Brandon Vogt. He speaks confidently and directly, without any bluster or phoniness. What you see is what you get—straight-forward truth and conviction. Heck, he even … more
Anyone who has been paying attention to Catholic education in … more
Msgr. Robert Ritchie shared an uplifting thought about the visit of the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina to St. Patrick’s Cathedral this coming weekend. Recalling the years when an annual Mass … more
As the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture gets ready to kick off its third season this fall, I got a behind the scenes tour from Executive Director William Spencer Reilly. It was a behind the … more
In 1848, La Salle Academy became the first American school founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Even that status was not a guarantee the boys’ high school would last forever, though. With … more
Esta no es la primera vez que la parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles en el Bronx hace un viaje misionero a la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús en El Limón, en la península de … more
This was not the first time Our Lady of Angels parish in the Bronx has … more
The Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Fla., organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the first week of July, deservedly received much attention. Another large group of … more
On Page 4 of the current issue, you’ll see a story on the annual White Mass offered for healthcare professionals, which ArchCare organizes in St. Patrick’s Cathedral each year. It is an excellent … 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
I won’t soon forget my first experience with John Evans, and I sincerely doubt that it will be the last time I hear his name. In fact, we all may be hearing from the young man quite a bit in the … more
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