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After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more
The Christmas season brings plenty of good cheer, gatherings of families and friends, sparkling lights that illuminate our darkening days and much more that is festive and fun. It also brings much … more
With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … more
Thanksgiving Day, and the entire long holiday weekend, is traditionally a time for families to come together—giving thanks for a festive meal shared with those we love, and relaxing afterward by … more
Have we learned to comprehend the incomprehensible? Do we express horror over mass killings in our cities, our small towns and even our churches, and then quickly forget about them as we go about forget about them as we go about our business? It can seem that way at times. … more
Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more
The Trump administration’s decision to expand exemptions to the HHS mandate on contraception coverage in health insurance is a long overdue correction of a misguided rule. The interim rules … more
In a remarkable testament to the ministry of a martyred American … more
As the spiritual shepherds of the Church in this country, the nation’s Catholic bishops have not hesitated to take a leadership role in addressing what they’ve long identified as “the sin of … more
We strongly condemn the racist and hate-filled ideologies that sparked the violent and deadly Charlottesville, Va., demonstrations and counter-protests last weekend. We just as strongly urge … more
The evidence just keeps piling up. Pro football’s head injury problem is real, it’s serious, and the National Football League needs to take a leadership role in addressing it in a way that … more
The road to sainthood is a little wider now, thanks to Pope Francis’ approval of a fourth pathway to possible canonization—the giving of one’s life in a heroic act of service to others. We … more
Catholic New York has been recognized with many awards in its 36-year history. From 2013 to 2016, we were judged as top Catholic diocesan newspaper in the United States in our circulation category. … more
Right from the start, Pope Francis made it clear that he wants the Catholic Church to be one of mission, not of maintenance. That’s what he meant with his famous remark that he wants priests to … more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, had a lot to say about climate change, and the importance of the Paris climate agreement, in his May 24 meeting with President Donald Trump … more
The Notre Dame graduates who walked out of their May 21 commencement ceremony to protest the choice of Vice President Mike Pence as speaker missed the chance to learn one of the most valuable lessons … more
Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was not a worldly man, and his path to the priesthood was not smooth. He struggled academically, and it wasn’t immediately clear that he had the intellectual resources … more
The 1917 apparitions of Mary described by three shepherd children at Fatima captured the hearts and imagination of the Catholic world in a special way. From their first vision of the beautiful … more
The deadly Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt jolted the Christian faithful around the world at the start of Holy Week—that precious time of prayer, reflection and reconciliation … more
The trend has been clear for a long time. Hispanic and Latino Catholics make up the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Catholic Church—continuing the long tradition of a Church that embraces … more
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