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Inner-City Scholarship Awards Dinner Raises Nearly $2 Million

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

Three Honored for Making a Difference at Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon

The 71st annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon celebrated the Christmas season and the work being done to assist and create hope for New Yorkers in need. Whitney and Clarke Murphy and Cathy … more

New President of Pallottine Teenage Federation Seeks To ‘Share the Joy’

Hope Andrews, the newly inducted president of the Pallottine Teenage Federation (PTAF), said, “I joined because I felt this calling inside me that said I was called to serve others and share the … more

'Engineering Tomorrow' Conference at Cathedral High School

An “Engineering Tomorrow” Conference was held at Cathedral High School in Manhattan Dec. 2. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference was sponsored by the Engineering … more

CRS Picks Fordham Students For African Assignments

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has chosen two Fordham University graduate students for six-month assignments to Africa—one to Burkina Faso and the other to Guinea—beginning in January. Both … more

STEM Conference on Staten Island

Professional engineers worked with 110 students from five Catholic high schools on Staten Island at a STEM conference led by the Engineering Tomorrow foundation at Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island, … more

75th Anniversary a Great Time to Be ‘Forever Hayes’

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

Cardinal Brings Mercy, Joy to College Students in New Paltz

Colleen Thornton left SUNY New Paltz’s Student Union Center with a better understanding of mercy, joy and who Cardinal Dolan really is. “Seeing him in person, he’s very jolly. He seems like … more

Tough to Top

Camp on Staten Island for Kids with Cancer Is a Product of Catholic-Jewish Partnership

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

Catholic Schools Will Open Doors for Six ‘Touring Tuesdays’

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

World Youth Day Feels Right at Home in Orange County

Augustine Ibeanusi still wears a roped bracelet around his right wrist, a keepsake from his last World Youth Day retreat at Marycrest in 2013. “It means a lot,’’ said the 20-year-old from … more

‘Mercy’ Theme Fits World Youth Day, New York Pilgrims Say

Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy” was a fitting theme for World Youth Day. That was the feeling of the teens and young adults from St. Mary, Mother of the Church parish in … more

Capuchin Missionaries Find More Than Poverty in Appalachia

Jaclyn Travaglini thought she knew what to expect as a second-generation family participant before a dose of the unexpected left her emotional as she reflected on the 25th annual Capuchin Appalachian … more

Boys, Girls Sign Up for Summer Fun at Camp Echo Bay

Camp Echo Bay keeps calling them back. The Catholic day camp, at Salesian High School in New Rochelle has been the go-to summer destination for youngsters for 75 years. Both the camp and school … more

Faith Outweighs Fear for Pilgrims at World Youth Day

For Elena Worlinsky, a young adult from the archdiocese who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day, the desire to see the universality and beauty of the Church close-up prompted her to make … more

New York Pilgrims Sent Forth to World Youth Day in Krakow

Some 180 young adults and teens from the archdiocese will soon be leaving to join an expected 2 million pilgrims in Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day. The pilgrims, hailing from 187 countries … more

Local Children Prepare for Knights Of Columbus Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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
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