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I remember the popular Bishop Fulton Sheen show, which was loved by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It was truly a shining light for Catholicism. With church attendance declining in many … more
New York state's yearlong “window” in the statute of limitations opened Aug. 14, allowing suits to be filed by victims alleging abuse by priests, church workers and employees of public schools, hospitals and other institutions no matter how long ago the alleged abuse occurred. more
Nine priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced.The nine priests are Father Dedigamuwage Dias, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians parish, … more
Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ago, died Aug. 11 in Xalapa. He was 87. He was born into a … more
Sister Mary Gabriel Jones, O.P., died July 10 at Corpus Christi Monastery in the Bronx. She was 85. Born in Manhattan, Sister Mary Gabriel entered the Dominican Sisters of Amityville in 1957, and … more
Msgr. Joseph P. Penna, pastor emeritus of St. Aedan’s parish in Pearl River, died Aug. 5 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers. He was 78. He was at St. Aedan as pastor, 1995-2015, and … more
Sister Julie Miller, M.M., a nursing home administrator for 14 years, died July 25 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 76. She was the nursing home administrator for the Sparkill … more
Bishop John Saklil of Timika, Indonesia, known for his staunch commitment to upholding the rights of the indigenous people of Papua and New Guinea died suddenly Aug. 3. He was 59. Bishop … more
A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the Body and Blood of Christ. more
Three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen have called on the nation’s elected officials “to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds” of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence, particularly in Texas. more
The Trump administration announced Aug. 12 a plan to deny permanent legal immigration status for those who use public funds such as food stamps or public housing. more
Mississippi’s Catholic bishops joined with the state’s Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran bishops in condemning the Trump administration’s Aug. 7 raid on seven food processing plants in the state to round up workers in the country illegally. more
As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school. more
The relativist agnostic notion that nothing is predictable or certain was discredited when America put Neil Armstrong on the moon and brought him safely back to earth. Your editorial “One Small … more
George R. Hopkins’ criticisms of the directions we have taken as a nation, on certain issues, which are counter to the original intent of the Declaration of Independence, and I will add the … more
Earlier this year, Catholic New York published some nice articles on art and Church history. I greatly enjoyed them, however, this appears to have been written because there was a special art … more
Sitting in a pew at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Aug. 7, William Manning was absorbing all that happens at a Young Adult Mass each month. “I love to belong to a community of believers than to just … more
Cuando el 7 de mayo a la parroquia de San Marcos llegó la noticia de un tiroteo en la Escuela STEM Highlands Ranch, que está solo a dos millas de distancia, el personal de la parroquia empezó … more
En los próximos días, el padre Fabián Márquez planea asistir a 17 funerales. Oficiará uno y presenciará los otros 16, incluso uno en la ciudad de Chihuahua City en México. El sacerdote … more
One of the things I like to do when I’m away from the office is read. Perhaps that’s not a shocking revelation given my professional background. The piles of books in the home office my wife and … more
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