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“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, called me this afternoon at about 2:00 p.m. to express his love, concern and closeness to all the people of New York, especially those who are sick, during the coronavirus outbreak. more
As the most sacred time of the year approaches for Christians throughout the world, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan is offering homebound audiences, this Easter, the opportunity to stream the critically acclaimed performance of "The Gospel of John" beginning Holy Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. more
Msgr. Richard J. Guastella, a longtime pastor on Staten Island and one of the most respected priests in the archdiocese, died April 9. He was 73. more
Father Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Fordham University’s longest serving president under whose tenure enrollment climbed, student academic achievement advanced and the institution conducted … more
Father Robert Bauer, S.D.B, who taught in Rome for 25 years, died March 23 at United Hebrew Nursing Home in New Rochelle. He was 78. Father Bauer was a professor of the Old Testament, Hebrew and … more
Father Frank J. Damis, who served for 33 years at St. Joseph parish in Kingston, died March 28 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Yonkers. He was 82. At St. Joseph, Father Damis was administrator, … more
Brother James Gerald Francis Murray, C.F.C., who was a teacher and counselor at schools in Manhattan and the Bronx, died March 20 at the Wartburg assisted living facility in Mount Vernon. He was … more
Writer Antoinette Bosco used life’s lessons, both the difficult and the rewarding, to inspire others to find hope in God throughout her long career as a journalist and columnist. From … more
Ignacio Machado Sr., husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died March 8 at his home in Bay Shore, L.I. He was 87. He was the father of Catholic New York reporter Armando Machado. … more
Father Leonard J. DiNola, who served for 43 years as parochial vicar of three parishes in the archdiocese, died March 30. He was 87. Father DiNola was at St. Christopher, Buchanan, 1982-2001; St. … more
Father John T. Monaghan, who served for 54 years at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, died April 1 at Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home in Manhattan. He was 81. Father Monaghan was at … more
Sister Maureen Francis O’Shea, S.R.C.M., superior general of the Sisters of the Reparation of the Congregation of Mary, died March 18. She was 85. Born in Brooklyn, Sister Maureen Francis was … more
Although the global coronavirus pandemic requires people to remain inside their homes, Catholics across the archdiocese will be able to virtually attend the Sacred Triduum and Easter celebrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral courtesy of livestreaming services at saintpatrick’scathedral.org. more
Cardinal Dolan told a television and livestream audience they are sharing a “Good Friday moment” with Jesus during the coronavirus crisis as the cardinal offered Palm Sunday Mass in a … more
Pastors across the archdiocese are exploring different ways of bringing the faith to their parishioners at a time when they are unable to gather in parish churches for Masses and other liturgical … more
Michael Deegan, superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, reflected on poignant examples of how well students across the archdiocese are coping at home amid the coronavirus pandemic that has … more
Good Counsel, New York area homes and programs for mothers and babies, continues to provide “a safe harbor” for homeless pregnant and parenting women. With Covid-19 guidelines in place to … more
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Fordham Prep in the Bronx has donated the safety goggles from its science labs to nearby St. Barnabas Hospital. The donation included lab gowns and several boxes of … more
Maddy Siegrist’s freshman season ended better than it began. The graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie was named first team All-Big East Conference, earned a spot on the … more
St. John Paul II, who died April 2, 2005, at age 84, was a voice of conscience for the world and a modern-day apostle for his Church. He had a philosopher’s intellect, a pilgrim’s … more
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