Editorial & Opinion
Her Job Is to Help Schools Understand Their Catholic Identity Makes Them Unique

Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in Forest …

Moving Ahead With Joy, and a Bit of Nervousness

Hanging on my office door is an image of St. Joan of Arc in all her courageous glory, with a version of her famous quote: “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” It has been my mantra for more …

We May Be Flunking Our Life Test

Be patient with me, but...I’m still in the Christmas spirit! Maybe I’m not all by myself here! Technically, the Christmas season extends to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was just …

En el Principio Estaba la Palabra

El prólogo del Evangelio de Juan comienza remitiéndonos a los orígenes del mundo, al mismo relato de la creación: “En el principio existía la Palabra y la palabra estaba con Dios…” (Jn …

Archdiocesan News

Latino Outreach Program ‘Like Talking With a Relative,’ Says One Parent 

At the archdiocesan School Superintendent’s Office, the Latino Outreach Program helps Hispanic families navigate the intricacies of school application, enrollment and financial aid procedures, …

Maria Regina High Launches First School CRS Club in Archdiocese 

Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale has bragging rights, having become the first school in the archdiocese to launch a Catholic Relief Services Club. CRS is the humanitarian relief and …

Kathleen Gallagher Retiring as Pro-Life Activities Director

Kathleen M. Gallagher, who for the better part of four decades has served as director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, is retiring at the end of January. During …

CYO Basketball Season to Start Feb. 5

CYO New York is planning to begin its basketball season Feb. 5, and the start date may change, if needed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’ve learned we’ve had to adjust …
National/International News

Archbishop Gomez: Imitate Rev. King’s ‘Example, Prophetic Witness’ in Work for Justice

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged all people of goodwill to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 17 holiday named for him by remembering “not only the justice he pursued, but how he pursued it.”

Cardinal Dolan Urges Prayer to Protect Religious Rights on Religious Freedom Day

Cardinal Dolan called on people to promote religious freedom as a treasured right for all Americans as the country commemorates Religious Freedom Day Jan. 16.

USCCB Invites Catholics to Take Part in ‘9 Days for Life’ Jan. 19-27

The 10th annual “9 Days for Life” novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.

Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Businesses, Allows It for Health Workers

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or wear masks and get tested each week for the coronavirus.

Pope Hails as Heroes Parents Who Risk Everything for Their Kids

With so many problems and challenges in the world, especially worsened by the pandemic, people can find strength and guidance in St. Joseph, Pope Francis said.

Denying Dignity of Work Is an ‘Injustice,’ Pope Says

St. Joseph’s work as a humble carpenter serves as an example of the dignity of hard work that today is often denied to those in need, Pope Francis said.
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Fordham Prep Senior Is Top Student Fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital

Charlie Reilly’s life is filled with self-driven success that he's using to help others in need. The Fordham Prep senior has raised $67,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in …

Maria Regina High Launches First School CRS Club in Archdiocese 

Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale has bragging rights, having become the first school in the archdiocese to launch a Catholic Relief Services Club. CRS is the humanitarian relief and …

Latino Outreach Program ‘Like Talking With a Relative,’ Says One Parent 

At the archdiocesan School Superintendent’s Office, the Latino Outreach Program helps Hispanic families navigate the intricacies of school application, enrollment and financial aid procedures, …

Her Job Is to Help Schools Understand Their Catholic Identity Makes Them Unique

Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in …

Global Talk Network Expands Educational Experience at St. Raymond

Brandon Delgado is learning about Vietnamese culture—and sharing some of his own experiences—via Zoom with students in Da Nang, Vietnam, thanks to the newly formed Global Talk Network at …