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The annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place Jan. 18 to 25. The theme for this year’s octave is the Epiphany: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to … more
A macabre website that encourages the dark thoughts of its suicidal viewers and provides detailed instructions on how to kill themselves is in the crosshairs of a bipartisan group of Washington … more
New York families struggling to afford housing got some good news last week in the form of a bill signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The move, which targets New York City, increases the value … more
There’s lots to say about Dorothy Day, whose cause for sainthood continues to advance, but one of the most pertinent for Catholics in New York is that she lived in our world. While she’s not … more
We’ll say it out loud right here. Cardinal Dolan’s new regional approach to promoting vocations to the priesthood is a terrific idea and we’ll be cheering it on moving forward. The plan, … more
Judging by the numbers that turned out, last week’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines at a national shrine in Middletown was a testament to the strong faith of … more
Cardinal Dolan chose just the right words last Sunday to announce the beginning of preparations for a Synod of Bishops called by Pope Francis to convene in 2023 at the Vatican. The pope, he said, … more
The appointment of Bishop Robert J. Brennan as the 12th Bishop of Brooklyn is good news indeed for the Catholics he’ll serve in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As his neighbors across the … more
Catholic New York has a big anniversary coming up. On Sept. 27, the newspaper celebrates 40 years of bringing the news of the Church in New York to Catholics in the 10 counties of the archdiocese. … more
Our world has changed in many ways in the 20 years since 9/11. The terrorist attacks by hijacked planes that destroyed the Twin Towers and took nearly 3,000 lives shook us to the core. All of us … more
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 … more
In its two-and-a-half years as an eye-catching centerpiece of Manhattan’s gleaming Hudson Yards complex, the Vessel became a major attraction that drew locals and visitors alike. Thousands each … more
The Tokyo Summer Olympic Games currently under way are not like anything we’ve ever experienced before. Postponed for a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the events were originally … more
We’ve been watching the shocking developments in Haiti this last week with deep concern for the people of that troubled country and apprehension over what comes next. Right now, we’re hoping … more
This time, it’s the right thing to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific Miami area condominium collapse and their families and other loved ones. Even from a … more
June is the traditional month for weddings, and there’s a lot to celebrate in the archdiocese in that regard. First, congratulations are in order to the 144 couples who celebrated 50 years of … more
Cardinal Dolan hit the right tone with his visit to the Marian Shrine in Stony Point earlier this month to lead a Rosary prayer service for the Covid-stricken people of India. Praying the five … more
Pope Francis approved or advanced the causes of 14 new saints in the last few weeks, marking a particularly fruitful period as the Vatican and the world gingerly emerge from pandemic … more
In a series of under-the-radar moves, the Biden administration has shifted some longstanding policies about abortion access that loosen the few measures aimed at discouraging women from resorting to … more
With legislators and the governor wrapping up the state budget in Albany this week, lawmakers will turn their attention to a range of other issues—including some controversial measures that have … more
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