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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Lower Manhattan presents a variety of programs this fall, among them “Jesuits and Jedi Episode II: the Dominicans Strike Back,” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Loreto Theater. The Sheen’s original series continues a dialogue between faith and science through the iconic lens of the movie “Star Wars” and features guest speakers, author Father Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., and Father John Maria Devaney, O.P., Sirius XM radio host. more
Barbara S. Jones, a former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has been appointed the archdiocese’s special counsel and independent reviewer to study how the archdiocese deals with any accusation about an alleged abuse of a young person by a priest, deacon or bishop. more
Making Sure Your Student Finds the Best Fit. more
California’s Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him. more
True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbors, Pope Francis said. more
The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region. more
For years, I had passed by the grounds of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt. I was always struck by the beauty of the motherhouse, and intrigued by the women who lived there. more
The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country’s bishops announced. more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty told a Washington, D.C. audience Sept. 12 he is concerned about a “steady movement” in the United States away from religious institutions and an erosion in the view that religious liberty must be valued. more
The crisis ripping apart the Church isn’t a result of misconduct by priests. If these cases had been handled in a timely, transparent fashion, it would have been avoided. As Cardinal Dolan … more
La Policía Nacional Peruana arrestó a un sospechoso vinculado con la muerte del padre jesuita Carlos Riudavets. Osman Pitug Wajush fue arrestado bajo por lo menos dos órdenes de arresto, según … more
Sister Teresa Mary Sheehan, S.H., who served at Incarnation parish in Manhattan for 27 years, died July 7 in Chicago. She was 91. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. … more
Father Charles S. Szivos, who formerly served as director of vocations for the archdiocese and as spiritual director of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, died Sept. 5. He was 50. Cardinal Dolan … more
Sister Ann Marie Damiani, C.S.JB., a longtime teacher and administrator in New York and New Jersey, died Aug. 17 at Staten Island University Hospital. She was 76. Sister Ann Marie served as dean … more
Father Ramon C. Frias, O.F.M. Cap., who served as a parochial vicar at St. John the Baptist parish in Manhattan for 11 years, died Aug. 30 in White Plains. He was 79. Father Frias was at St. John … more
Deacon Peter Venezia, who served most recently at St. Joseph’s parish in Spring Valley, died Sept. 5 at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 74. Deacon Venezia, who was ordained in … more
Sister Margaret Mary McGrath, R.S.M., who taught for 20 years at Transfiguration School in Tarrytown and also taught at many other schools in the archdiocese, died Aug. 31 at McAuley Hall in … more
The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the Church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.” more
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. more
A palpable sense of energy and activity pervaded St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie last Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Hahn,… more
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