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In Paris, on Monday of Holy Week, a fire of historic proportions occurred. Many thought Notre Dame Cathedral might be destroyed completely. A day or two later, we found that was not the case. … more
In the 13th century, while the long period of construction proceeded in Paris on the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, a young, carefree man in Italy was struggling to elevate his life. A nearby … more
After all the beautiful services of Holy Week, leading up to the glorious celebration of Easter Sunday Mass, the following thought entered my mind: What would we ever do without Jesus? Although it … more
La lectura de la Biblia y rezar con ella es “la mejor vacuna” contra las comunidades católicas que se cierran en sí mismas o se enfocan solamente en la auto-preservación, dijo el papa … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a pastoral letter to the faithful of the archdiocese dated April 26, announced his decision to publish a comprehensive list of all archdiocesan clergy credibly accused of sexual … more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
The FDNY Holy Name Society for Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island held its 95th annual Communion breakfast April 28. The day began with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan in St. Patrick’s … more
Dr. Karl Adler, M.D., announced his retirement as the cardinal’s delegate for health care, a position he has held since his appointment by Cardinal Edward Egan in 2001. Dr. Adler’s work with … more
Michael Deegan, the interim superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, said he was “very pleased” with last month’s ruling by the New York State Supreme Court regarding “substantial … more
Cardinal Dolan has extended the search process for the new superintendent of schools for the archdiocese into the 2019-2020 academic year. Michael Deegan, who was named interim superintendent of … more
For the past three centuries, Western societies have worked hard “to construct a harmonious moral life through human reason alone, without God,” but “it doesn’t work,” Philadelphia … more
Anne M. Buckley, who served as editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and was one of the founders of the archdiocesan newspaper a decade earlier, died April 23. She was 87. Ms. … more
“The Cross Still Stands: Notre Dame, Sri Lanka and The Promise of Hope” will be the topic of the next luncheon meeting of the Serra Club of the Bronx and Westchester, Wednesday, May 22, at noon. … more
The Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt will host their fifth annual Nun Run/Walk 5K Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m.The race is taking place, rain or shine, and prizes are being awarded to the top three … more
Three Catholic school students from the archdiocese will be honored at Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Peacemaker Awards Reception in Keenan Commons at Xavier High School in Manhattan Sunday, … more
Cardinal Dolan last week hosted Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, for a convivial meeting in his residence and a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where they prayed … more
Sister Patrice Murphy, S.C., who served at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan for 28 years, died April 18 at Schervier Nursing Care Center in the Bronx. She was 86. Sister Patrice served in … more
Sister Dorothy Emanuel, S.C., a longtime educator in the archdiocese, died April 19 at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was 90. Sister Dorothy taught at Cathedral High School, Manhattan, 1964-1979. … more
Sister Patricia Saunders, O.P., who taught in the archdiocese for six years, died April 25 at Siena Hall in Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 81. Sister Patricia taught at St. Christopher … more
Sister Mildred McCloskey, I.H.M., who taught at Sacred Hearts Elementary School in Manhattan, died April 21 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Mildred taught at Sacred Hearts … more
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