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Becoming Cultural Mystics

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 …

My Daring Adventure

When I was working as a reporter for Catholic New York back in the 1980s, I had one of those quote-of-the-day calendars on the desk in my cubicle overlooking Manhattan. All these years later, after …

On the New ‘Nationalism’

Thanks to President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and the rise of populist-nationalist parties in Europe, there’s a lot of debate about “nationalism” these days. On that subject, as on …

Exercising Good Stewardship With Your Gifts

A week or so ago, we priests, deacons, religious women and men—and a growing number of lay faithful—who daily pray what the Church calls The Divine Office meditated on St. …

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Yearlong ‘Window’ in New York Statute of Limitations on Abuse Suits Opens

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.

Nine Priests of the Archdiocese Retire

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, …

Message from Cardinal Dolan: Examples of Consolation

August 6, 2019 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Dear friends in the Lord, The last thing we need right now is yet another “know-it-all” commenting upon the tragedies in El Paso …

Coleman Catholic High School in Ulster County Closing Aug. 30

John A. Coleman Catholic High School will close Aug. 30, school officials announced Aug. 1. Coleman Catholic, which served students in grades nine through 12, graduated 35 of its 105 students in …
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Florida Governor Asked to Spare Life of Man Set to Be Executed

The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, himself a Catholic, to stay the Aug. 22 execution of Gary Ray Bowles, who pleaded guilty to a 1994 murder and was sentenced to death.

‘So Many Funerals,’ Says El Paso Priest Who Comforted Grieving Kin

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.

Planned Parenthood Decides to Withdraw From Title X Program

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.

Assumption Feast Invites People to Look to Heaven With Hope, Pope Says

Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and His greatness, Pope Francis said.

Pew Survey Shows Majority of Catholics Don’t Believe in ‘Real Presence’

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.
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La Fe Estaba Presente ‘en Los Momentos Más Oscuros’, Dice Sacerdote

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 …

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Teachers Offer Tips to Equip Students Heading Back to School

Catholic school teachers told CNY it’s important for students to be prepared for the new school year because the first few weeks will set the tone for the entire year. Students should be …

‘Work, Play, Prayer’ Requisites for a Successful School Year, Says Interim Superintendent

Interim Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan and his colleagues are eager and excited to welcome teachers, parents and students for the 2019-2020 school year, and Deegan recently summed up …

Fusion Program Helps Students Increase Academic Proficiency

The academic skills of students in the archdiocese have been increasing thanks largely to a program called Fusion NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association), using a method known as MAP (Measures of …

New Windsor School Changing Name for New School Year

Sacred Heart School in New Windsor will have a new name as it begins the 2019-2020 school year when it becomes the archdiocese’s first school named Divine Mercy School on Sept. 1. The new name …

Coleman Catholic High School in Ulster County Closing Aug. 30

John A. Coleman Catholic High School will close Aug. 30, school officials announced Aug. 1. Coleman Catholic, which served students in grades nine through 12, graduated 35 of its 105 students in …
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