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It’s typical to see small cardboard boxes around Catholic churches and schools at this time of year. Many will have a short prayer and religious image printed on them with the words, “My Lenten … more
Sal Fabozzi used his passion for basketball to create opportunities in athletics for young athletes with special needs by starting Because We Can Sports on Staten Island. “I love the expressions … more
Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist at the 11:30 a.m. liturgy on Mothers’ Day, May 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. To his left is Deacon Philip Marino. At … more
Informative, entertaining and with many people, young and older, filled with gratitude. That was the scene May 18 during the 45th annual Eddy Awards at ITV Studios on the campus of St. Joseph’s … more
At Holy Family School in New Rochelle, a newly constructed image of the Madonna and Child, made almost entirely of buttons, is on display. It is the creative work of Mrs. Jill Holmes, who came on … more
Emily Chavez was given the opportunity to say thank you and reflect back on a long journey that is coming to a close. The St. Jean Baptiste High School senior was among the 93 Catholic high school … more
In February of my sophomore year, I went on a service trip to the Romero Center in Camden, N.J. I knew a little bit about Archbishop Oscar Romero from my theology class in freshman year, but I never … more
A spirit of joy and vitality pervaded the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Sept. 10 … more
St. Patrick’s School on Staten Island won seven awards, including Best Elementary News Team, at the 46th annual Eddy Awards May 17 at the ITV Studios in Yonkers. Maria Regina High School in … more
Catholic schools across the archdiocese will again open their doors on designated “Touring Tuesdays” to enable prospective parents to see first-hand the benefits of Catholic school education for … more
Nearly 1,000 students and faculty from 26 Catholic schools across the archdiocese gathered for Mass in the gymnasium of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, May 8. Fun and games, from tug-of-war to … more
The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre will present three evening performances of “Ragtime” as its spring musical production beginning this month. The show’s themes of freedom, prejudice … more
Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for nearly 4,000 seniors from Catholic high schools across the archdiocese April 3-4. At the Eucharistic Liturgy for the Class of 2019 … more
Yamilet Andrade shared her story and the letters she wrote to Stephen and Christine Schwarzman with about 400 people at the 40th annual Inner-City Scholarship Awards Dinner. The junior at … more
The voices of Catholic musicians Matt Maher and Audrey Assad filled St. Patrick’s Cathedral during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. One song echoed with the lyrics, “I’m coming back to the … more
Denar Ralph, 14, wrote and self-published a book in 2017 about the art of succeeding. He also wrote and self-published a book in 2018 about the same subject. The eighth-grade student at Mount St. … more
The Great Ignatian Challenge may be the friendliest “food fight” ever to take place between five competitive and, at times, rival Jesuit high schools. Canned items were collected during the … more
On the final day of day camp late last month, 4-year-old Sabur Clark was hopping and running, happily joining other boys and girls in carefree child’s play. When he arrived at Sunrise Day Camp … more
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