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Catholic School Students’ Test Scores Outpace State, City Public Schools

The academic year is off to a successful start for Catholic schools in the archdiocese, results of New York State assessment tests attest. Catholic school students are outpacing their New York … more

‘Fearless Retreat’ Reinforces Teens’ Relationship With God

Clara Hart and Janna Rutkowski see Fearless Retreat for exactly what it is—an opportunity to strengthen their faith and relationship with God following Camp Veritas. “This is an extension of … more

Catechetical Forums Focus on Discipleship

The 2017 Catechetical Forums will take place at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, Saturday, Oct. 14, and at Sacred Heart parish in Monroe, Saturday, Oct. 28. Auxiliary Bishop Dominick … more

Catholic High School Guide 2017

Looking to Select the Right High School for Your Student? Catholic New York is here to help you make the smart choice with a pullout section that lists all 46 Catholic high schools in the … more

Counterpoint: New York’s Catholic Schools Prove the Value of School Choice

Recently, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made public remarks likening school choice to, among other things, “the polite cousin of segregation.” Unfortunately, Ms. … more

Shrub Oak School Staff Builds Team Spirit in Spin Class

Lauren Narog is open to trying anything, even another spin class. The pre-K teacher was one of nine staff members from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak to participate in a 45-minute … more

Funeral Saturday at Mount St. Michael For Freshman Who Died After Collapse At Football Practice

Dominick Bess, an incoming freshman at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, died Aug. 22 at a Bronx hospital after collapsing during his first day of football practice at the school. The … more

175th Anniversary Events at St. Raymond

St. Raymond parish in the Bronx will celebrate its 175th anniversary with nine days of events beginning with a Mass in the parish church celebrated by Cardinal Dolan Saturday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. … more

In Tune With Phillip Phillips

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

New Office Brings Youth Faith Formation ‘Under One Roof’

To better serve the needs of children and young people, the archdiocese has brought its Catechetical Office and … more

Dual Language School, New Accreditation Group Headline 2017-18

A dual language school will be offered this fall for kindergarteners at St. Elizabeth School in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. “This is where kids will learn the same … more

Billiards Club at Cathedral High Finds Success, Fun in the Pocket

The secret is out. Cathedral High School offers a billiards club as a student activity. As students enter and leave the school cafeteria, they pass an adjoining room and now see three pool … more

Space Increase the Latest Sign of Good Things Happening at La Salle

In 1848, La Salle Academy became the first American school founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Even that status was not a guarantee the boys’ high school would last forever, though. With … more

New Principals Take Oath on Retreat

The archdiocese held its annual principals’ retreat for incoming elementary school principals for the 2017-2018 academic year at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in Manhattan Aug. 2-4. The new … more

At Music Camp at Old St. Patrick’s, Children Learn About Historic Pipe Organ

At the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan, Polina Maller, 11, took a few moments from her violin lesson to talk about her appreciation for music. “It’s fun, and I … more

Faithful Cover Costs to Repair, Replace Vandalized Fatima Statues

Parishioners of the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Greenwich Village, as well as non-parishioners, have donated funds to replace the three shepherd children statues and repair the Our Lady … more

Catholic Colleges Ponder Challenges of Excelsior Scholarships

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that through the new Excelsior Scholarship program, tuition in the state’s two- and four-year public colleges will be free for students in families earning less … more

Campers, Volunteers Grow Spiritually at Camp Veritas

Tonianne Zottoli served as a volunteer at Camp Veritas this summer, one year after her life-changing experience as a camper. “Camp Veritas changed my life forever,” said the 18-year-old … more

Young Sisters Bond in Faith, Friendship At National Gathering at Iona College

Sister Niurka Burgos, C.S.JB., quickly realized she belonged at Giving Voice’s 2017 National Gathering at Iona College and must clear her schedule to attend the next meeting in two … more
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