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Bronx Youth Group Leads Vigil for Slain Teen

The high school youth group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Bronx, led a Memorial Vigil Against Gang Violence at the church in response to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was stabbed in late June reportedly by a gang who had intended a different victim. more

Newest PACE Center Dedicated at Cabrini of Westchester

Curtis Lovett attended his first ribbon-cutting ceremony and hopes to soon attend his first baseball game in many years. The 62-year-old from Yonkers was at the blessing and ribbon-cutting for … more

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 … more

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 … more

Prayerful Evening for Young Adults

Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Mass for young adults at St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 20. The archdiocese’s Office of Young Adult Outreach sponsored the event, which began with a Rosary and an … more

Father Duffy Recalled as Chaplain Who Exemplified Love of God, Country

Cardinal Dolan proudly placed a wreath at the foot of the Times Square statue of a renowned priest of the archdiocese, Father Francis Duffy, 86 years after the World War I chaplain’s death. The … more

St. Cecilia and Holy Agony Street Mass in Manhattan Draws 400 on Searing Sunday

The 96-degree temperature did not keep 103-year-old Justa Rodriguez or her 76-year-old son Emilio Rodriguez from attending the street Mass outside St. Cecilia and Holy Agony Church in Manhattan on … more

Cardinal Visits Immigrants Being Served by Catholic Charities

Cardinal Dolan visited with attorneys, staff, immigrants and children separated from their parents on a tour of the Catholic Charities Immigration Services in lower Manhattan before meeting the media … more

Apostolic Nuncio, at Regional Encuentro, Urges Hispanic Ministry Leaders to Help Others to Encounter Christ

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, urged the Hispanic ministry leaders at the Region 2 V Encuentro in Albany to lead all parishioners—and especially … more

Ten Permanent Deacons Ordained With Families’ Support, Prayers

The 10 men ordained to the sacred order of deacon for the archdiocese did so with the support of their families, who surrounded them with their loving support and presence on the day of their Mass of … more

Deacon Assignments

Deacon Thomas BennettSt. Francis of Assisi, West NyackDeacon Jose CamachoSt. Peter and St. Denis, YonkersDeacon Oscar CifuentesSt. Joachim – St. John, BeaconDeacon Anthony CironeSt. Kateri … more

Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro Retires

Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of New York Auxiliary Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro, who most recently has served as episcopal vicar of Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Rockland … more

Truth to Stage: Theater Festival of Catholic Playwrights at Sheen Center

This weekend, through Sunday, June 24, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan, celebrates its second annual Theater Festival of Catholic Playwrights. The festival’s mission is to showcase a variety of Catholic-themed plays, a natural outreach of the Sheen Center, a project of the Archdiocese of New York. more

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 … more

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Two Rockland County Religious Congregations Form Covenant Relationship

Two congregations of women religious in Rockland County, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, formally entered into a Covenant Relationship June 7. The … more

Native Son, Now an Archbishop, Caps Suffern Parish’s 150th Anniversary

In the Rockland County village of Suffern, a joyful, spiritual milestone was marked this month. Sacred Heart parish closed its yearlong celebrations commemorating 150 years of serving the Lord and … more

Pastor Rick Warren Talks to New York Priests About Maintaining Moral Integrity

Nearly 800 New York Catholic priests received a message about how to maintain their moral integrity from Pastor Rick Warren, who used Scripture passages and his experiences from 40 years as an … more

Sacred Heart

A restored statue of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus graces the grounds of Sacred Heart parish on Haviland Drive in Patterson. The statue, damaged in a tornado last month, was rededicated by Father … more

Shrine for Persecuted Christians Dedicated at St. Michael’s, Manhattan

An icon depicting the Blessed Mother dressed in the traditional garb of an Iraqi bride graces St. Michael Church in Manhattan. The donated icon of Our Lady of Aradin, Aramaic for Eden, is the work … more
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