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What College Students Give Up for Lent

On Ash Wednesday I asked a random group of undergrads to name the one thing that would be most difficult to give up for …

A Man of Few Words, St. Joseph Has Much to Say to Today’s Catholic Men (and Women)

Cardinal Dolan will consecrate the Archdiocese of New York to St. Joseph on the saint’s feast day, Friday, March 19. The consecration will take place during a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, …

Alone Like the Lord

It was just a year ago that Covid-19 became big news in the United States and changed our lives. Soon we were wearing masks everywhere and trying to put at least six feet of distance between …

Exodus, Lent and Becoming a True Nation

Ten years ago, I began a most extraordinary Lent by walking up the Aventine Hill to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the first day of the Roman station church pilgrimage—an eight-week journey that …

We Are Sinners. Now’s the Time to Do Something About It

Sorry to bring it up. If not now, during Lent, when? I’m talking about sin. We Catholics are often criticized as “hung up” on sin, guilt ridden, oppressed, negative, beating ourselves up …

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Conversation About Living Through Covid With Faith, Hope

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt and RENEW International will jointly hold a conversation via Zoom about how to live through Covid-19 with faith and hope. The event will take place Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m.
Parishes Finding Different Ways to Serve During the Pandemic

Responding Generously

Father Michael Morris is waiting for the snow to melt and for warmer weather to bring confessions back outdoors in a garden outside Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park. “I really enjoyed having …

Our Prime Focus Should Go Beyond Daily Reality, Cardinal Says at New York Encounter

Addressing the theme of the annual New York Encounter, “When Reality Hits,” Cardinal Dolan said that the reality we face in our daily lives is less important than another largely unseen …

Nuns of St. Basil the Great Relocating to Pennsylvania

The Contemplative Nuns of the Order of St. Basil the Great, who have resided at Sacred Heart Monastery in Middletown since 1992, plan to relocate  to Jenkintown, Pa., in April. Although the nuns …

Sisters of Charity of New York Donate Historical Artifacts of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to National Shrine in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Sisters of Charity of New York are donating rare artifacts relating to the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. The artifacts will …

Catholic Charities, In Pandemic, Has Stepped Up Services

Archdiocesan Catholic Charities has stepped up a number of services since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Earlier this month, Catholic Charities co-sponsored a two-day phone bank to provide …
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Pope: Honor Martyrs by Remaining Faithful, Working for a Better Iraq

Visiting a Baghdad cathedral “hallowed by the blood of our brothers and sisters” murdered in a terrorist attack that shook the world, Pope Francis said their sacrifice must motivate faith and a commitment to working for the common good.

Pope Arrives in Iraq, Promoting Peace, Tolerance, Equality

To consolidate peace and ensure progress, the government and people of Iraq must never treat anyone as a second-class citizen and must work each day to promote harmony, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis: An Essential Traveler Ready to Go

As Pope Francis packed his bags to travel internationally for the first time in 15 months, news stories were flashing warnings about the dangers of his March 5-8 visit to Iraq, not only due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also because of Iraq’s long-term security problems, including bomb and rocket attacks.

Ahead of Papal Trip, Prelates Urge Prayer, Solidarity With Pope and Iraq

Pope Francis’ upcoming apostolic visit to Iraq offers Americans a time for prayer and solidarity with the pope and the Iraqi people, said two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

‘Finally,’ Pope Says He Will Be Able to Make Pilgrimage to Iraq

Pope Francis told the people of Iraq he was going to their country as a “penitential pilgrim,” asking God’s forgiveness for years of war, persecution and destruction, and as a …

Pope Says He Cannot Disappoint Iraqis, Asks Prayers for Trip

On the same day that 10 rockets hit an air base in Iraq, Pope Francis said he had to travel to the country because he could not disappoint them.

Precautions Taken, Pope Sees Iraq Trip as Sign of Love

Pope Francis and his aides are well aware of the security and health risks involved with his planned trip to Iraq, but “all the precautions have been taken” and the pope feels a sense of “urgency” to show his love and concern for the Iraqi people, said the director of the Vatican press office.
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En Esfuerzo de Vacunación, el Estadio de los Yankees y Parroquias Juegan un Papel Clave

En la importante tarea de vacunar a todos contra la COVID-19, el clero de la Iglesia y los laicos han estado al frente y en primera línea ayudando a proporcionar información importante y precisa, …

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Cardinal Dolan Blesses Health, Wellness Center at Lourdes

Cardinal Dolan visited Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie Feb. 10 to bless and dedicate a new health and wellness center on the eve of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. “I …

Virtual Rosary Brings Together Mount St. Ursula Community

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula is a tight-knit school community in the Bronx where faith, hope and relationships have grown since a Virtual Rosary began in October each Friday after …

Burke Catholic in Goshen Opening  Middle School in the Fall

John S. Burke Catholic High School will welcome middle-school students to its Goshen campus for the first time when Burke Catholic Academy opens for the 2021-2022 school year, according to the school …

Responding Generously

Catholic Schools Serve as a Standard Bearer By CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE The plight of the coronavirus pandemic “has brought out the very best in our people,” said Michael Deegan, …

Patron’s Sense of Duty Stressed at Father Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy Dedication

Brianna Caliri and Joshua Bunch are inspired each day they step into the Father Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy on Staten Island where Cardinal Dolan led a ribbon-cutting dedication and blessing …

2020 Grad Recounts Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School’s Safe Reopening

Over the last nine months, Covid-19 has left the world in a state of disarray, fear, loss and uncertainty. As every facet of daily life was forced to shut down or adapt in some way, it began to feel …