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In the closing gathering of the archdiocesan Holy Hour monthly series, Cardinal Dolan focused on the sacred significance of silent prayer, silent adoration and silence itself. “I want to … more
The 2021 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is under way as parishes work toward reaching and exceeding their individual goals in helping the archdiocese raise its collective $21 million … more
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa of Brooklyn will preach the Seven Last Words on Good Friday, April 2, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The three-hour meditation on Christ’s last words on the … more
Msgr. Joseph LaMorte, vicar general and moderator of the curia, sent this notice in a letter to priests of the archdiocese March 9. Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstinence from … more
Every St. Patrick’s Day brings back happy memories of when I was a seminarian at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. In celebration of our local church’s patronal feast, we would … more
Reunions have proven to be quite popular in the past few years. We love it when a former rock group reunites for a concert, or when the cast of an old TV show reunites to make more episodes.  It … more
Father James Sheehan, a priest of the archdiocese for 41 years, has been awarded a fellowship to participate in the Encore Transition Program at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan. Father … more
Three priests of the archdiocese have been appointed as censores librorum, and a fourth has been re-appointed to another term. The new censores librorum are Father Peter A. Heasley, pastor of St. … more
St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill has established a Center for Social Justice, led by the college’s new president, Ken Daly, and co-chaired by Samantha Bazile and Dr. Carolyn … more
The Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt and RENEW International will jointly hold a conversation via Zoom about how to live through Covid-19 with faith and hope. The event will take place Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m. more
The archdiocesan Catechetical Office’s Family Catechesis Advisory Committee and William H. Sadlier Publishing are sponsoring a virtual Lenten retreat Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
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Archdiocesan Catholic Charities has stepped up a number of services since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Earlier this month, Catholic Charities co-sponsored a two-day phone bank to provide … more
The Contemplative Nuns of the Order of St. Basil the Great, who have resided at Sacred Heart Monastery in Middletown since 1992, plan to relocate  to Jenkintown, Pa., in April. Although the nuns … more
The Sisters of Charity of New York are donating rare artifacts relating to the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. The artifacts will … more
James Brown will have a senior season of football that will give him and his teammates from John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School in Somers the opportunity to win back-to-back Catholic High … more
Several words in a quote by Mother Clare Matthias, C.F.R., servant (superior general) of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, were incorrectly cited in a story about a mission trip to Ethiopia in … more
The sign of the cross is traced on the forehead of a woman in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, the first day of the season of Lent. more
On April 3, 2020, as the nation was in the early grips of the Covid-19 pandemic and the state was in complete lockdown, the New York State legislature passed its state budget for FY 2021. Buried in … more
Amanda Romeo woke up on her 39th birthday last July and knew it was time to give herself the gift of joining the Catholic Church. “I just found myself ready. I just followed my heart,” … more
SECOND IN A SERIES Father Thomas Farrell was the rarest of rare birds among the diocesan clergy of the archdiocese of New York in the mid-19th century. He was an Irish-born abolitionist and a … more
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