Editorial & Opinion
A Promising Sign for Fall

As far as signs of progress go, the Out and About listings in this issue of Catholic New York might not be on many people’s Top Ten list, but they are on mine. There are about a dozen listings for …

Old Wounds, New Fears, Endless Faith

This month’s column marks 20 years of Life Lines in Catholic New York. I remember well my first column, about my then-4-year-old son, Noah, and his nature camp experiences. Except, when that first …

The Hidden Power of Play: How to Be Young at Heart

Every fall the push to do more intensifies. Sharpen your pencil and dig in. Produce more, study more, socialize more, exercise more, volunteer more. The calendar becomes the battlefield, its …

Dante in Exile

Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, on Sept. 14, 1321, just one year after completing the Divine Comedy. The years leading up to his death were tumultuous, marked by a long exile from his home city …

¿Es Posible Amar a Dios Desinteresadamente?

En el prólogo del libro de Job se nos describe la situación inicial de Job antes de ser sometido a la prueba. Era un hombre bendecido de Dios: poseía tierras, familia, ganados en abundancia. En el …

Archdiocesan News

After 9/11, St. Clare Outreach Program Guided Staten Island Survivors ‘Where to Turn’

The St. Clare World Trade Center Outreach Program on Staten Island guided grieving survivors of those who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. They needed to know “where to …

9/11 Catholic Memorial at St. Peter’s Church Offers Place to Reflect

A 9/11 Catholic Memorial is in front of St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street in Manhattan, just a short walk from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum located at the site of the World Trade …

In Sacred Remembrance

Moments of reflection are shown on anniversaries of 9/11 and other special occasions. 

Three Appointed to Catholic Schools Positions

Michael J. Deegan, superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, has announced the appointments of three associate and regional superintendents. Sister Patricia A. Anastasio, P.B.V.M., will become …
National/International News

Faith Must Identify With Those Who Suffer, Pope Says at Slovakia Mass

The world needs Christians who are “signs of contradiction,” who demonstrate the beauty of the Gospel rather than hostility toward others, Pope Francis said.

Horrors of Holocaust Must Not Be Forgotten, Pope Tells Slovak Jews

The violence of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed against the Jewish people are tantamount to blasphemy, Pope Francis said.

Pope Reminds Roma Community, Young People That Church Is Their Home

Pope Francis made sure that while the world often disregards the young and the marginalized, in the Catholic Church, “no one ought ever to feel out of place or set aside.”

Eucharist Heals From Idolatry of ‘Self,’ Pope Says at Mass in Budapest

Spending time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament can heal Christians from a self-absorbed religiosity that is ostentatious and triumphalist, Pope Francis said.

Christianity Without the Cross Is ‘Sterile,’ Pope Says in Slovakia

Falling into the temptation of rejecting the cross and choosing a triumphalist form of Christianity leads to a faith that is superficial and sterile, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis Says Benedict Rightly Warned Against Not Respecting Life

Pope Francis praised his predecessor’s courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life.
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Three Appointed to Catholic Schools Positions

Michael J. Deegan, superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, has announced the appointments of three associate and regional superintendents. Sister Patricia A. Anastasio, P.B.V.M., will become …

Plan Set for Reopening Catholic Schools in September

As New York state plans for the upcoming academic year, Catholic schools in the archdiocese are preparing for a full, in-person opening this fall with no remote or hybrid learning. On Aug. 12, the …

New School Leaders for 2021-2022

High School Presidents Daniel O’Keefe Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx Catherine Merryman Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie Dr. Colleen Melnyk The Ursuline …
Editorials

Schools Seek to Build on Success

It’s that time of year again. Students, principals, teachers and families everywhere are gearing up for the start of a new academic year, and Catholic schools of the archdiocese are ready to …

Fall Classes Will Be In-Person Only Where Students ‘Fully Experience’ the Culture and Ethos of a Catholic School

Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of New York are committed to “two preeminent goals,” according to the archdiocesan superintendent of schools. The first is “to keep every …

Academy-Bound Middle-Schoolers Already a Welcome Addition to John S. Burke Catholic High Campus

John S. Burke Catholic High School will begin a new era in the 2021-2022 school year by opening Burke Catholic Academy for middle school students that will nearly fill the building on its 62-acre …

2021-2022 Elementary Schools Calendar

AUGUST 23 - TACHS Registration Opens SEPTEMBER 6 -  Labor Day (Schools Closed) 8  - First Day of School (All Regions) 27-10/15 -  MAP Fall Assessment Window …

2021-2022 Secondary Schools Calendar

AUGUST 23 - TACHS registration Opens 28 - SAT Exam SEPTEMBER 6 - Labor Day 7-10 - School Opens 23 - Bronx HS Fair at Cardinal Spellman-6-8PM 25 - Manhattan HS Fair-Cathedral …