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Catholic Charities of Staten Island Stepping Up to Fight Drug Addiction

Catholic Charities of Staten Island is again stepping up to address the borough’s drug epidemic by acquiring Carl’s House, changing the name to Carl’s Recovery Center and moving it to the … more

Special Mass Offered at Bronx Church for Peace in Nicaragua

A special vigil Mass in the Bronx was offered as broadcast and newspaper reports continued to come in daily about the deadly social and political turmoil in the Central American country of Nicaragua. … more

Agreement to Allow Seminarians of Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem to Study at St. Joseph’s Seminary

St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie has entered into an agreement with the Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem (LPSJ) in which seminarians from LPSJ will be able to pursue theological studies … more

Pope Appoints New York Biologist to Science Academy

Pope Francis named a pioneering U.S. scientist specializing in stem-cell research to the Pontifical Academy for Sciences. Elaine Fuchs, professor and head of the laboratory of mammalian cell … more

Cardinal to Celebrate Mass For Golden Jubilee Couples

Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the archdiocese’s annual Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday, June 3, at 2:15 p.m. All couples celebrating their 50th wedding … more

Two Cardinals to Address New York Bible Summit

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, and Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, will serve as the keynote speakers at the New York Catholic Bible Summit 2018 at Cathedral High School on East … more

2,000 Accept ‘You’re Amazing Invitation’ at Westchester County Center

Justin Fatica delivered an energetic, emotional and motivational speech to more than 2,000 people at the Westchester County Center in White Plains April 25 before his Hard as Nails Ministries tour bus, but not the ministry itself, departed the region. more

Iowa Legislature Sends Fetal Heartbeat Bill to Governor

A bill described by some observers as the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation has been sent to the desk of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. more

New Yorkers Came Together in Prayer for Alfie Evans Before Toddler’s Death

The archdiocesan Office for Public Policy and the Young Adult Outreach Office co-sponsored a Mass and prayer vigil last week for the well-being of Alfie Evans, the toddler from the United Kingdom who suffered from a severe degenerative brain condition. The boy died two days later. more

Staub Called ‘God’s Hall of Famer’ at Memorial Mass

Rusty Staub was remembered as a member of “God’s Hall of Fame” at a Memorial Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral April 25. “Rusty has bypassed Cooperstown … more

Catholic Conference Strengthens, ‘Restores’ Faith of Young Adults

The Vegas turned a Catholic retreat for young adults into a family outing. Xavier and Elizabeth Vega attended Restore: Origin – A Catholic Conference for Young Adults at Mount St Mary College in … more

Filmmaker Burns to Receive Christophers Life Achievement Award

An episode of ABC’s comedy “The Middle,” the Academy Award-nominated films “Darkest Hour” and “Lady Bird,” and historian David McCullough’s book “The American Spirit” are among 21 … more

Emblem Sunday Scouting Mass Celebrates Special Virtues

Samara Vazquez was among the 158 scouts honored at the archdiocesan annual Emblem Sunday Scouting Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a special liturgy at which Cardinal Dolan served as principal … more

New CYO Sport ‘Bowling’ Over Staten Island Youth

Chris Trapp is a newcomer to bowling with a 130 average and a high game of 201. The 12-year-old at St. Ann’s School is one of many children enjoying Staten Island CYO’s bowling … more

Cardinal Tells High School Seniors ‘God Has a Plan for Us’

Kelly Brann was still as excited when she was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral as she was when she departed John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers earlier in the day. The parishioner of … more

Police Holy Name Society Heralds Honor, Tradition At Centennial Mass and Communion Breakfast

More than 1,000 active and retired New York City police officers, and their families and friends, gathered to celebrate the 100th annual Mass and Communion Breakfast of the NYPD’s Holy Name Society … more

Nun Run 5K Set in Blauvelt May 12

The fourth annual Nun Run 5K will be Saturday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Convent in Blauvelt. The race, which begins and ends at the convent, takes runners throughout Blauvelt. Prizes … more

Yorktown Heights School Team Shows Global Reach

Team Ex-Stream from St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights exceeded expectations by placing second in New York State’s Destination Imagination competition at SUNY Broome Community College … more

‘Jesuits and Jedi’ Brings Religion, Science Fiction Together

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., the director of the Vatican Observatory, and Fordham University professor Dr. Charles Camosy led a panel discussion, “Jesuits and Jedi: Science and Spirituality in the Age of Star Wars,” that brought together religion and science fiction at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan. more

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