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Told that some people think Pope Francis isn’t exactly a fan of the Rosary, Jesuit Father Federic Fornos practically shouted, “What?” more
Resolving the global crises of world hunger and malnutrition demands a shift away from a distorted approach to food and toward healthier lifestyles and just economic practices, Pope Francis said. more
The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston said. more
The first week of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon saw support for the priestly ordination of married indigenous men, impassioned pleas for respect for indigenous culture and denunciations of violence against the earth. more
Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said. more
On the eve of the canonization of St. John Henry Newman, Britain’s Prince Charles penned an article about England’s newest saint for the Vatican newspaper. more
President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around the globe. more
The upcoming canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman begs the question: Do Catholic college students today even know who Cardinal Newman is? more
On the second day of the Supreme Court’s new term, a divided court Oct. 8 heard oral arguments from three cases concerning protections for gay, lesbian and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts. more
Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, head of the Vatican’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations, called for the U.N. to uphold the dignity of women, and also to safeguard the “inherent dignity and inalienable rights” of the human person when dealing with financial issues before the U.N. more
The outrage over the snubbing of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s She Built NYC commission culminated in a march and Mass Oct. 6 to support a public statue of Mother Cabrini, as the patron saint of immigrants is best known. more
Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy. more
Climate change, water resources, inculturation and indigenous practices were among the topics discussed during the first afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. more
Pope Francis today appointed two of the archdiocese’s most well-respected priests, Msgr. Edmund J. Whalen, the vicar for clergy, and Msgr. Gerardo L. Colacicco, the pastor of St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception parish in Millbrook, as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of New York. The appointments were announced by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States. more
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Seven priests have been appointed regional deans in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. The appointments became effective Oct. 1.The new deans and their deaneries are Father … more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Eileen Mulcahy as victims assistance coordinator for the archdiocese. Ms. Mulcahy will remain in her role as director of the archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Planning, … more
There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
It’s a good bet many of our readers who attended public high schools or colleges were members of the Newman Clubs, the campus groups for Catholic students that flourished for a long time in the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
Pro-life supporters at St. Matthew and Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Hastings-on-Hudson pray the Rosary on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 6, outside St. Matthew Church. They are, from left: Alvin … more
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