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Amaya Rojas is thankful the Inner-City Scholarship has given her the opportunity to take a step toward achieving her goal. The seventh-grader at Santa Maria School in the Bronx shared her story … more
Youngsters throughout the archdiocese have been learning “values infusion” lessons this school year with help from a series of K-2 books called Loukoumi. The lessons focus on the importance of … more
Billionaire Robert F. Smith capped off the May 19 commencement ceremony at Atlanta’s Morehouse College with a surprise announcement—he pledged to pay off the graduates’ student loans. Smith, … more
Katya Hybran, a freshman at Cathedral High School in Manhattan, has been accepted into the Academies at Harvard. The Academies are intensive, five-day academic enrichment programs for high-achieving … more
Mount St. Michael Academy’s Alex Santos is one of 80 high school juniors in the Class of 2020 Major League Baseball draft eligible players invited to participate in the inaugural Prospect … more
The sixth annual Rockland County Spirit Day for confirmation candidates from parish religious education programs in the county was held Nov. 17 at St. Catharine of Alexandria parish in Blauvelt. In … more
Two presidents are right at home and a principal is making history as three appointments were recently announced at Catholic high schools in the archdiocese. Lou Tobacco is the president and CEO … more
La Salle Academy in Manhattan welcomed members of the U.S. armed forces to its annual Veteran Days’ assembly Nov. 9. Jerome Pannell, La Salle’s assistant principal for students services and … more
Goaltender Stephen Krug stopped 10 shots to earn the game’s most valuable player award for leading Iona Preparatory School to the New York State Catholic High Schools AA boys’ lacrosse … more
Attorneys who appear before me often say with surprise that when they approach the bench, they can read my trial notes upside down. In law school when we worked in study groups, my handwritten … more
Teen and youth ministers at last weekend's Steubenville NYC youth conference at St. John’s University in Queens found “Belong” to be an apt theme. more
Samantha Schucker and Michael Spear, living examples of what the Pallottine Teenage Federation represent, share the same goal as federation leaders for the next 12 months following the … more
Meenu Johnkutty could not pass up an opportunity to share her passion and concern. The John F. Kennedy Catholic High School senior shared both in an essay on the environment, “Saving our … more
Geraldine Cataldo’s hope is now a reality. Her 11-year-old son, Finnian, is one of seven children from the archdiocese chosen by Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 5890 in … more
Students representing about 20 colleges listened to a 30-minute talk by Cardinal Dolan before he answered their questions at Rockland Community College’s Student Union building in Suffern Feb. … more
Plans are in place for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the archdiocese. Cardinal Dolan will offer St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. more
Catholic school kids in the archdiocese are practicing the virtue of daily prayer during the 40-day season of Lent that began Ash Wednesday, March 6. They’re seeking to amplify their prayers by … more
Each morning at Cardinal Hayes High School, Father Joseph Tierney, the school president, and principal William Lessa greet each of the 950 boys at the front doors before the day begins. It’s a … more
Isabella Acierno said she will read and watch news differently after attending the third annual Student Leadership Conference at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan March 8. The … more
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