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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

Catholic School Grads in Minor Leagues

Tom Cosgrove is off to on impressive start with the San Diego Padres organization. The 2014 Msgr. Farrell High School graduate was assigned July 2 to the Northwest League’s Tri-City Dust Devils. … more

New General Superior of Parish Visitors Served at St. Raymond’s, the Bronx

Sister Maria Catherine Iannotti, P.V.M.I., a former local superior of the Parish Visitors Convent at St. Raymond’s parish, the Bronx, is the new general superior of the Parish Visitors of Mary … more

Sister Jane Finnerty, O.S.U., Elected Provincial for Ursuline Sisters of Eastern Province

Sister Jane Finnerty, O.S.U., a native of Bronxville, has been elected and installed as provincial of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province. Her three-year term began in May. She entered … more

Enrichment Day Assists Educators, Family Members Handing on Faith

The archdiocesan Catechetical Office will present its second annual Family Catechesis Ministry Professional Day at Fordham University’s Duane Library in the Bronx Saturday, Aug. 5. The theme is … more

Young Adults At St. Patrick’s

Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Young Adult Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan June 21, the first day of summer. The evening gathering began with contemplative prayer and music by Catholic … more


The 750-year-old boys’ choir, Escolania de Montserrat, from the Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia, Spain, is made up of more than 50 boys, ages 9 to 14, from across Catalonia. St. Patrick's Cathedral … more

Vacation Bible School Is Fun for Volunteers And Students Alike

Caitlin Mignano is OK with starting her summer vacation in a classroom. The 15-year-old is having too much fun to say no to volunteering at the Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick’s parish in … more

Singing as They Walked The Camino

The Crane School of Music Concert Choir became known along the 200-mile trek of Spain known as Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, because they often sang at cathedrals and chapels. People would … more

At Bat for Catholic Schools

The seventh annual “Home Run for Catholic Schools’’ game June 22 at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill was filled with highlights for students and their families, including a 6-1 New York-Penn League … more

Five Youths Traveling to Lourdes With Washingtonville Knights of Columbus

Nathan Dershem is a busy 12 year old. The big sports and country music fan participates in karate, tap dancing, horseback riding and gymnastics. He enjoys attending Mass each week at St. John the … more

Cardinal Celebrates Centennial Mass at Iona Prepatory School

Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for nearly 500 students, alumni, families and friends to mark the 100th anniversary of Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle June 10. Iona Prep became the second … more

Shrub Oak School ‘Like Home’ for Sister Gabriel for Half a Century

Sister Gabriel Miriam Obraz, S.C., admits little has changed in her approach as an educator. “I’m still the same now as I was in 1974,” said Sister Gabriel, who was appointed principal of … more

Blessing of the Bikes

HOLY ROLLERS—Father Stephen Norton, pastor of St. Benedict’s parish, the Bronx, prepares his parishioners for summer with a blessing of bicycles, skateboards, skates and scooters June 3 in front … more
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