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New York Catholic Youth Day, an annual celebration for high school students in the archdiocese, will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.Doors will open at … more
Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.” more
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told members of the Synod of Bishops their task was to help young people understand Catholic teaching on sexuality and to avoid using terms like “LGBTQ” that make it seem as if the Church categorizes people that way. more
Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn. more
Cathedral High School hosted a royal visit Sept. 25 that will provide a lifetime of memories for students, faculty and administrators. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with 12 students, … more
At the Catholic Charities Kennedy Center in Harlem, high schoolers participated in a pilot project called Revolution of Change, a summer service program sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth … more
A.J. Miressi and Abbie Tiano are young golfers benefiting from a new partnership of sponsors and the generosity of two adults giving back to a Catholic Youth Organization program that has given so much to their families. 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
Two fathers and two sons from Guatemala and Honduras were able to stay together July 10-12 at a Catholic Charities agency in the Bronx through a family reunification program. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, … more
The high school youth group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Bronx, led a Memorial Vigil Against Gang Violence at the church in response to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was stabbed in late June reportedly by a gang who had intended a different victim. more
George Eacobacci has considered becoming a school principal for a while and now the archdiocese is helping him take that next step. The teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx is one of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Mass for young adults at St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 20. The archdiocese’s Office of Young Adult Outreach sponsored the event, which began with a Rosary and an … more
Students in Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Honors Academy program studied the water crisis in Flint, Mich., for the past year across four disciplines, engineering, health sciences, finance and … more
St. Charles, Staten Island, cruised to the boys and girls team titles at the Archdiocesan CYO Track and Field Championships at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in Manhattan June 10. The St. … more
The Moore Catholic High School softball team survived a late rally to capture the program’s second consecutive CHSAA Class AA state championship with a 4-3 victory over Long Island champion St. … 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
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
Declan Coles, 17, listened attentively at Xavier High School in lower Manhattan, as a guest speaker, Father Greg Boyle, S.J., gave a talk May 17 about Homeboy Industries, a Los-Angeles-based … more
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