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In Tune With Phillip Phillips

Recording star and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips visited the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers Aug. 10... more

Sullivan County School Stays Open as Early Childhood Center

St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty will remain open and transition from a pre-k through fourth grade school to a pre-k through kindergarten early childhood center beginning this fall. more

Partnership to Support Blended Learning Growing on Staten Island

JC Kiernan is not shy when it comes to showing the good things being accomplished at St. Charles School. more

Seven Friends From Catholic Schools Plan Music Festival for Syrian Refugees

“Project Syria LIVE,” a music festival fund-raiser to benefit families displaced by the civil war in Syria will be performed Friday, April 28, at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. more

Catholic Teaching Helps High Schoolers Navigate Dialogue on Race, Diversity

Catholic high school students across the archdiocese are asked to pray “for a more just world,” to learn about “peoples of different races and languages and cultures,” to act “to challenge … more

Kids Helping Kids

A group of fourth-graders from the parish religious education program at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale are all smiles as they show baked goods they and another class from their grade contributed to their Valentine-themed fundraiser that earned $302 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. more

Bronxville Students Give Alms to ‘Lenten Buddies’ in Nicaragua

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

Kennedy Catholic Student Wins Maryknoll Essay Contest

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

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the Archdiocese

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

FOCUS Builds Catholic Lives in College—and Beyond

Twenty-six-year-old Bronx native Kevin Donkor is a modern-day disciple. That’s not his official job title, but it could be. Donkor is part of the growing collegiate outreach group known as … more

Staten Island Catholic Charities, CYO Partner to Curb Drug Scourge

Catholic Charities of Staten Island and CYO of Staten Island have stepped up to address a drug epidemic by launching the Staten Island Heroin Epidemic Archdiocese Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.) … more

Celebrating Moments and Making Memories

Students at Holy Rosary School in the Bronx know all about celebrating what is important in life—and two items topping the list are education and faith. more

316 Students Receive Cardinal Egan Scholarships From Tri-State Italian-American Congress

For the 14th year in row, the Tri-State Italian American Congress awarded scholarships to Italian-American Catholic school students in elementary and high schools in the archdiocese.  Dr. … more

New Executive Director Named for Covenant House New York

Sister Nancy Downing, C.N.D., is the new executive director of Covenant House New York. She became the executive director in December after she had served as interim executive director since May. … more

Students Soar in Creative Atmosphere at Resurrection School in Rye

Dressed as tiny astronauts, kindergarten students at Resurrection School in Rye gather around the cardboard rocket ship they made by hand. Teacher Christina Siefring holds open the shuttle door. … more

‘Stand for What You Believe In’ Is Theme for National Day of Prayer on Feb. 5

For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February more

Siblings’ Business Provides Scholarships for Girls in Uganda

S iblings John, Francesca, Daniella and Carina Kehoe appreciate the value of Catholic education. In fact, they started their own nonprofit business to raise funds to pay for tuition, room and … more

Sharing Christmas Spirit at Marian Woods

Students of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish's High School of Religion join with retired religious sisters at Marian Woods residence in Hartsdale duri​ng their annual visit to sing Christmas carols and spend time with the nuns, who included Sister Bonaventure Mackey, R.S.M., left, and Sister Rose Andrew Egan, O.P. From the left are students Isabella Waterhouse, Lena Glickman, Lina Waterhouse, Bridget Panessa, Liam McPhillips and Christian Waterhouse. more

Jesuit High Schools Collect Food for Needy, Receive $250,000 in Tuition Assistance

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

Young Adults Fill Cathedral for Marian Feast Mass

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
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