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Pope Francis’ sweeping encyclical on ecology is a blockbuster document that should jolt all of us—whether Catholic or not—into taking responsibility for our common home: the earth that we … more
The Parental Choice in Education Act, which would provide state income tax credits to help non-public schools, including religious schools, has the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Senate and … more
The release earlier this month of the last piece of the parish reorganization plan known as Making All Things New came at a promising moment for the Church in New York. We’re already in … more
After two years of stalemate, the state Assembly, under new Speaker Carl Heastie, has begun to pass the nine non-abortion-related points of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality … more
Pope Francis’ planned visit to Cuba before coming to the United States in September is an exciting development in more ways than one. It underscores the pope’s remarkably successful … more
Catholic Charities’ Feeding Our Neighbors campaign topped its lofty goal of providing 1 million meals to New Yorkers in need. And thanks to the efforts of Catholics across the archdiocese as well … more
We don’t know why it is, but programs and ministries specifically directed at the needs and concerns of men are few and far between. Not just in the Church, but in society at large. Maybe … more
Pope Francis made it clear from the start of his pontificate. There would be no harsh judgments or exclusionary practices from him. Mercy, he said, is what it’s all about. It’s what Jesus … more
This must stop.” That’s what Cardinal Dolan said after the massacre of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya by Islamic State militants, whose murderous path across large swaths of Iraq and Syria … more
Legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide has been introduced in both houses of the state Legislature in the current session. The so-called “Death With Dignity Act” was introduced in the … more