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Mount St. Mary College Names Interim President

Dr. David A. Kennett has been selected as interim president of Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh for a two-year term effective immediately. The announcement was made Aug. 15 by Charles Frank, … more

Three New Principals Glad to Be Coming ‘Home’

Anna Ramirez-Adam is returning home, Kate McHugh is staying home and Lawrence Cooke feels at home after a 30-year detour. Ms. Ramirez-Adam, Ms. McHugh and Cooke met with CNY as three of the 25 new … more

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Men Welcomed to CNR’s School of Arts and Sciences

The College of New Rochelle begins a new era in 2016-2017 as the School of Arts and Sciences will open its doors to men for the first time. Forty-five freshmen men from nine states are enrolled in … more

Educators Visit Holy Land to Learn About Catholic-Jewish Relations

Thanks to a program sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, five Catholic educators from the archdiocese were selected to travel to the Holy Land for a 10-day trip to study Catholic-Jewish relations … more

Bar Set High for School Year, Superintendent Says

Blended learning has proven to be such an effective method in educating youngsters that it’s essentially being promoted to the head of the class this school year in 18 elementary schools. The … more

Loyola School Senior Is on Point in Fencing, School

Bernard Witek took the word vacation out of his summer off from school. The resident of Rego Park, Queens, interned at Madison Global Partners in Manhattan, and then took a train and bus from his … 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

Bravo Leads CYO New York at National AAU Championships

Pedro Bravo claimed a first- and second-place finish to lead CYO New York at the 2016 National AAU Club Championships in Orlando, Fla., July 10-16. Bravo of Iona Prep Lower School in New Rochelle … 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

‘Home Run’ Night for Catholic Schools at Dutchess Stadium

Sophia Vessecchia is ready for Broadway after being an instant success in front of her biggest crowd. The 13-year-old from St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights sang “God Bless America” … 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

Staten Island Sweeps CYO Track and Field Titles

The Staten Island boys and girls cruised by their respective competition to capture the archdiocesan CYO Track and Field Championships at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island on June … more

Former Catholic High School Players Picked in Baseball Draft

Four former baseball players at Catholic high schools in the archdiocese were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on June 9-11. Stephen Alemais was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the … more

Iona Prep Win CHSAA Baseball Crown

Michael Gorman singled home the winning run as the Iona Preparatory School baseball team defeated Msgr. Farrell, 5-4, in nine innings to capture the CHSAA AA City Championship at St. John’s … more
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