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Cardinal Dolan went to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility on Ash Wednesday, March 2, to visit female inmates and correctional officials and staff. more
With the attack continuing in their native land, and many worried about friends and relatives now under siege in Ukraine, parishioners of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manhattan’s East Village joined their prayers with those of their bishop and Cardinal Dolan at a Divine Liturgy Sunday. more
The Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 6 drew more than 220 catechumens who were thanked by Cardinal Dolan “for the inspiration you give me.” The cardinal served as principal … more
Laughing Tears Some humans tear up when they laugh, especially if their chuckle is loud and long. Listening to a gifted comedian or watching a sidesplitting routine can often have us reaching for … more
The annual Rite of Election is returning to St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a one-year absence amid the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a great sign of the power of the Holy Spirit, that … more
The Lenten guidelines below are excerpted from a Feb. 8 letter from Msgr. Joseph P. LaMorte, vicar general and moderator of the curia, to priests and permanent deacons in the … more
The annual Rite of Election is returning to St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a one-year absence amid the coronavirus pandemic. more
Msgr. John P. Meier, noted scripture scholar and a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, returned to St. Joseph’s Seminary Feb. 3 to deliver a lecture on “The Historical Jesus: An Overview” in celebration of the 125th anniversary of his alma mater. more
You cannot serve God and gold (Matt 6:24).  In this translation, the word gold is an acceptable substitute for mammon since most folks have no idea what the word mammon means. New Testament … more
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 … more
Do you remember the expression: those folks are of no account? This means the people being referred to have very little importance, significance or worth as far as the speaker is concerned. In other … more
ACROSS THE ARCHDIOCESE  January Church bells from Staten Island to Saugerties—and beyond—pealed at noon Dec. 30 to remember and honor the more than 341,000 people who died in … more
Nearly 3,000 innocent people were massacred on September 11, 2001. Here in Manhattan I witnessed the murder of 2,753 people inside the Twin Towers along with injuries to thousands of others in the … more
Pamela J. and Patrick S. met when they were undergraduate sophomores enrolled in an honors course at a Catholic college. They were a bright, healthy, attractive pair who reminded the world that … more
Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, said the celebration of the 76th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner was “a testament to the resilience of Americans, particularly New Yorkers, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.” more
Some people are mystified by the way secular words have come into our language as contractions for, corruptions of or calculated contradictions to religious phrases and sacred concepts. One … more
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 … more
Accounts abound of how individuals found faith in God on September 11, 2001. But some people, including some young people, lost their faith that day. Before his final interview for a lucrative … more
Four priests have been appointed as pastors, and another has been named a professor of canon law at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, the Cardinal’s Office announced. The appointments became … more
Cardinal Dolan will offer Mass to raise awareness for the persecuted Christians in Africa at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. The Mass is being celebrated on the Feast of … more
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