Editorial & Opinion
Farewell to Our Founding Editor

Last week was a sad one at Catholic New York as we said goodbye to founding Editor in Chief Gerald M. Costello, who is remembered fondly for establishing Catholic New York 40 years ago and leading …

It Started With an Oil Change...

It was a beautiful summer day, but it began with a few glitches and it only got worse. For one thing, it was hot. I don’t like hot weather, and when it’s really hot all I want to do is …

‘The Chosen’: TV Series as Prayer

As a child of the ‘60s and ‘70s, I grew up with my share of interesting entertainment options when it came to exploring the life of Jesus. I performed songs from “Godspell” …

La Fe de la Mujer Cananea

En varios pasajes de los evangelios Jesús destaca la fe de personas no pertenecientes al pueblo de Israel y que son discriminados por ser paganos. El pasaje de Mt 15, 21-28 nos presenta uno de …

Concern and Prayer the World Over

I hope I’m not all by myself in my deep concern about a number of troubling issues around the world. Of course, I acknowledge that Jesus consoled us “not to be afraid,” and …

Archdiocesan News

Gerald M. Costello, 90, Founding Editor of Catholic New York

Gerald M. Costello, the founding editor of three newspapers—including Catholic New York—and a writer who brought insight and clarity to Catholic news for more than 60 years, died July 19 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 90.

Cardinal Dolan Says Advancing Religious Freedom Is Not Just a Cause for Believers

While it helps for him to be “a believer, a Catholic” to defend religious freedom, Cardinal Dolan said there are many good secular reasons to assert the right to religious …

In New York, Prayers and Hope for Peace in Cuba 

In Cuba, unprecedented protests began July 11 with many people demanding long-denied social liberties and expressing anger and frustration over economic and societal deterioration.  In Miami, …

61 Priests Receive Reappointments to Parishes

The following 32 priests have been reappointed to their second six-year terms as pastors of their current parishes: Father Robert Ashman, Immaculate Conception, Irvington; Father Donald Baker, …
National/International News

At Angelus, Pope Warns Against Using God, Others for Selfish Aims

People should seek Jesus out of genuine love, not calculated self-interest, Pope Francis said.

House’s Refusal to Include Hyde in Spending Bills Is Called an ‘Injustice’

The refusal by the U.S. House to include the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life riders in appropriations bills before lawmakers passed the measures is an “injustice” that overshadows the provisions that help “vulnerable people,” said the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees.

Police Charge McCarrick With Assault in Case Dating to 1970s

The Boston Globe reported July 29 that police in the Boston suburb of Wellesley have charged former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in a criminal complaint filed by Wellesley Police in a district court in nearby Dedham, Mass.

Polish Nuns Killed by Soviet Army Near World War II’s End Showed Courage

Ten Polish nuns have been approved for beatification as martyrs 76 years after they were killed while resisting rape and facing other atrocities by Soviet soldiers in the final months of World War II.

May Olympic Games Be Sign of Hope During Pandemic, Pope Says

As thousands of athletes gathered for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pope Francis gave them his blessing and extended it to those organizing and supporting the events.

Katie Ledecky Gives Shout-Out to Her Grandparents After Winning Olympic Gold

U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky won the Olympic gold medal July 28 for the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle, a new event, on the heels of coming in fifth place in the 200-meter freestyle.
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Holy Child Students Join The Fuller Center for Yonkers Housing Renovation

With much help from the School of the Holy Child, The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City is renovating affordable housing in Yonkers for low- to moderate-income …

Lourdes High Switching to President-Principal Model

The board of trustees of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, in cooperation with the archdiocesan board of members—Cardinal Dolan, Msgr. Joseph LaMorte, vicar general, and Michael Deegan, superintendent of schools— announced the adoption of a president-principal model of school governance starting in the 2021-2022 school year.

Cardinal Offers Mass for Burke Seniors

Cardinal Dolan celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass for the 66 graduating seniors of John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen June 3. The Baccalaureate Mass is celebrated annually for …

Archbishop Stepinac Symposium Tackles Food Insecurity

In a special symposium last week, Archbishop Stepinac High School Honors Academy students tackled the food insecurity crisis. The livestreamed event featured student presentations on how food …

Students, Staff Are Grateful for the Aquinas Experience

Lebene Ashinyo is saying a “proper goodbye” to Aquinas High School in the Bronx, which is shutting its doors after educating young women for 98 years. Aquinas had its final classes …

50 Years of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Celebrated at Cathedral Mass

Eligio and Mercedes Solis are thankful their children have an opportunity to attend Catholic school with assistance from the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which marked its 50th anniversary with a Mass …

Class of 2021 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

Catholic New York annually salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. The valedictorians and …