Cardinal Dolan

Closing the Loophole on Capital Punishment

Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning …

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Closing the Loophole on Capital Punishment

Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning …

Fridays Without Charles

Take my word for it: You don’t want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it’s best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper—and I mean newspaper, not online …

Fortaleza Desde La Debilidad

Cuando estoy débil, entonces es cuando soy fuerte” (2Cor 12,10). Después de los episodios del Monte Carmelo, en los que se narra el enfrentamiento del profeta Elías con los profetas de Baal …

‘Addiction Mess’ Is Their Family’s Message to Others

Like many of you, I set aside a book or two to take on vacation. In Cape Cod last week, I read one that brought me so much satisfaction and joy that I wanted to share it with you.

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CNEWA Sends Emergency Aid to Ethiopia

Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) hurried $40,000 in emergency aid to south central Ethiopia to assist more than 4,000 people running from interethnic violence in the region.

Cardinal Dolan Addresses Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Cardinal Dolan, in a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese, has addressed the Aug. 14 clerical abuse report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Written Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cardinal said:

Knights Urged to Join in Novena for Legal Protection of Human Life

Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the law.

Coming To Jesus

A Mass honoring Divino Nino (Divine Child Jesus) at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bronx July 18 drew 400 people.
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Federal Judge Orders Administration to Restore DACA

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. Aug. 3 ordered the Trump administration to restore a program that helped young adults brought into the country illegally as minors, saying reasons calling for its demise were not justified.

HHS Urged to Reissue Rules to Enforce Required Notice on Abortion Coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under the Affordable Care Act covers elective abortion and informed they must pay an extra amount for the plan’s abortion coverage.

Vatican Wants Accountability for Abusers, Those Who Protected Them

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

Fear, Uncertainty Lead to a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Religion, Pope Says

Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said.
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Teens Getting Ready to Perform Blessed Solanus’ Story on Stage

Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of …

Curran Leadership Academy Is Next Step for Future Principals

George Eacobacci has considered becoming a school principal for a while and now the archdiocese is helping him take that next step. The teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx is one of …

Ursuline Students Win National Track Relay Title

Lily Flynn could not think of a better way to end her junior year of high school. She teamed up with her twin sister, Sarah, and Claire Wilson and Haley McLean to win the distance medley relay at …

Stepinac’s Honors Academy Assesses Flint Water Crisis, Looks for Potential Lead Dangers in Westchester

Students in Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Honors Academy program studied the water crisis in Flint, Mich., for the past year across four disciplines, engineering, health sciences, finance and …
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En Washington, Sacristán Recuerda al Beato Oscar Romero

Marcelo Perdomo nunca se imaginó que su encuentro con la santidad ocurriría en su país de El Salvador, junto al párroco. En su juventud, a principios de la década de 1960, Perdomo trabajaba en su ciudad natal de San Miguel, El Salvador, organizando la sacristía y decorando el altar entre sus labores como sacristán en la parroquia de El Rosario. Ahí fue donde trabajó con el “Padre Romero”, un sacerdote minucioso, con una idea de cómo se deben hacer las cosas.

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