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Cardinal Dolan served as principal ordaining bishop and celebrant at the Mass of Ordination of Bishops for Bishop Gerardo J. Colacicco and Bishop Edmund J. Whalen Dec. 10 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
Reacting to “the horrific mass shooting” that took place early Dec. 6 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bishop William A. Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee said the “tragedy in our diocese is truly heartbreaking.” more
This past Sunday marked the beginning of the season of Advent, which each year serves to prepare Catholics for the celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas. Advent also coincides with the beginning … more
The Archdiocese of New York has opened online admissions for the 2020-2021 school year, and will host six open house events at 120 schools across the archdiocese from January through March. more
As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect … more
Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria, Ill., said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed. A news release from the Diocese of … more
Father Philip O’Shea, O.F.M., who served at St. Stephen of Hungary parish in Manhattan for one year, died Nov. 16 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 88. Father O’Shea was at … more
Sister Susan Ostrowski, O.P., who taught at Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx in the 1980s, died Nov. 15 at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. She was 65. She taught at Our Lady of Refuge, … more
Sister Mary Heyser, R.S.H.M., who served as alumnae chaplain of Marymount College of Fordham University in Tarrytown for nine years, died Nov. 4 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was … more
Denis P. Kelleher, an accomplished Irish-American business executive and philanthropist who built two leading independent financial services firms, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and served … more
Sister Margaret Burke, I.H.M., a former teacher at St. Ann School in Nyack, died Nov. 17 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. She was 78. She taught at St. Ann’s, 1986-1988. … more
Jim Doyle, who served as executive director of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada for 30 years, died Nov. 20 in Lake Mary, Fla., where he and his wife, Ethel, lived. He … more
Sister Ann Rose Connell, S.C., who served as a guidance counselor for 18 years at Blessed Sacrament/St. Gabriel High School in New Rochelle, died Oct. 30 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She … more
Sister Helen Fleming, S.C., who taught French at Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers for 14 years, died Nov. 18 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 95. Sister Helen served at Sacred … more
Treinta y cinco líderes recién entrenados en el nuevo programa Pastoral Migratoria de la arquidiócesis se comprometieron a ayudar a cumplir la misión del proyecto integral de ayuda y alcance a los inmigrantes. Las promesas fueron hechas el 1 de diciembre durante una misa de adviento y un rito de bendición y comisión en la Capilla de la Virgen en la Catedral de San Patricio. “Yo, como pastor de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York, acepto su promesa, y bendigo este ministerio que el Espíritu Santo ha levantado para nuestro Señor, Jesucristo”, declaró el cardenal Dolan, celebrante principal, después de que los nuevos líderes hicieron la promesa. El padre Eric Cruz, coordinador principal de la Pastoral Migratoria … more
I first got to know Sister Johanne McCarthy, C.S.J., about 18 months ago when she wrote to complain that our Albany diocesan newspaper wasn’t giving religious sisters the same treatment … more
Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was … more
A few weeks ago, just before Halloween, I was in the car looking for something to listen to on the radio. As I scrolled through the channels, I was very surprised when I heard Christmas music. I … more
Ken Jennings’ one-man play “The Gospel of John” evokes a sense of what it must have been like to hear the story of Christ told in the earliest days of Christianity. Imagine crossing paths with … more
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