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As a professor and priest, I confess that I am extremely interested in what college students are grateful for at Thanksgiving time. My initial research of secular undergrads revealed the entire gamut … more
Sister Elizabeth Roach, M.M., remembers how she was first smitten with the idea of being a missionary. The parish priest from her church in Pittsburgh had come to visit her seventh-grade class and gave a talk about Jesus. After he was finished a nun approached a large map on the blackboard and pointed to Tibet, telling the students that people there had never heard of Jesus. more
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, installs a new member of the Ladies of Charity of New York. more
Students at Ascension School in Manhattan have a room they can call their own—a quiet place with beanbags and comfy chairs, surrounded by full bookcases and plenty of table space. Ascension is the … more
Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly participates at a ceremony for the new student commons at Manhattan College dedicated in his name Oct. 15. Kelly is a member of Manhattan’s Class of 1963. more
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming the first prelate of Opus Dei, was remembered at a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral a month after he was … more
The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing “terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions” in which the perpetrators seem to have absolutely no regard for the value of human … more
On its last day of business, the Synod of Bishops on the family approved and released a three-page message expressing solidarity with Christian families around the world. The message, released … more
Let me be candid: there will soon be a real sense of grief at some of our parishes as we get set to announce publicly what we’ve been preparing for the last five years, namely, the merging of some … more
Next month, Cardinal Dolan will lead Catholic New Yorkers on a pilgrimage to two national shrines in Washington, D.C.—the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest … more
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