Editorial & Opinion
The Gift of Fraternity

Over the last three years I have been going out to Mundelein Seminary in Chicago taking classes in spiritual direction. This nine-week program, spread out over three years is facilitated by the …

Her Journey to Catholicism Was Holy Spirit’s Work

Angela Valles’ journey to the Catholic Church was a long time coming, and she attributes her decision to the Holy Spirit, who worked quickly and powerfully in her life. She grew up as the …

The World Needs Beauty

I was lucky enough to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris about one year ago, when I went to the City of Lights with my daughter, Olivia, on a mother-daughter trip. We stood in the highest …

How to Accept Criticism: a Spiritual Exercise

More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of “Game of Thrones” May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO.  Yet many were dissatisfied with …

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A Pro-Life Presence in Albany

The fourth annual March for Life NY took place June 3 at Empire Plaza in Albany. Buses journeyed to the state capital from many Catholic parishes. Participants were a prayerful and lively presence in support of life.

Free Mental Health Screenings June 14 at Astor Services

Astor Services for Children and Families will offer free mental health screenings for youth and young adults, ages 2 to 21, Friday, June 14, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome at Astor’s Child Guidance Center at 750 Tilden St., the Bronx.

First ‘Hope on the Hudson’ Reception Raises $25,000 for Dutchess Schools Region

The Catholic School Region of Dutchess raised nearly $25,000 at the first Hope on the Hudson cocktail reception for Catholic schools May 29 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Close to 200 guests attended.

Drama Desk Award for 'All Is Calm'

The New York premiere of the a capella musical “All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914,” which ran last November and December in the Loreto Theater of the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan, has won a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Our Faith

Pope Advances Sainthood Causes for U.S. Priest, Spanish Martyrs

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago.

Holy Spirit ‘Brings Order to Our Frenzy,’ Pope Says at Pentecost

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

Pope Joins Church Leaders in Recalling D-Day Sacrifices of Thousands

Pope Francis praised Allied troops who took part in critical D-Day landings in France 75 years ago, while also remembering German soldiers who died fighting under Nazi orders.

In Recalling Soldiers’ D-Day Sacrifice, Archbishop Broglio Prays for World Peace

In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Pope Says He Wants to Visit Iraq in 2020

Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East.

Misa del Desfile del Día Puertorriqueño Se Centra en La Fe y La Gratitud

La misa anual del Desfile del Día Puertorriqueño en la Catedral de San Patricio atrajo a cerca de 1.500 personas, incluyendo a Esther Torres, de 69 años, feligresa de la parroquia de Santa Inés en Manhattan. “Esta misa fue hermosa, toda”, dijo Torres a Catholic New York después de la misa del 2 de junio. “Y orando por Puerto Rico, con lo que ocurrió en el huracán (septiembre de 2017). Deberíamos estar todos juntos en la oración y el apoyo a la gente... ... Deberíamos trabajar juntos para...

Schools Coverage

Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Each year, Catholic New York salutes the hard work and dedication of seniors graduating from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese. The valedictorians and salutatorians of each school are …

High School Students Devote Hours to Dorothy Day’s Cause

As student transcribers in the diocesan inquiry of Servant of God Dorothy Day, two seniors at St. Jean Baptiste High School in Manhattan have made history. Christine Llano and Kayla Irizarry were …

Two Presidents, Principal Appointed at High Schools

Two presidents are right at home and a principal is making history as three appointments were recently announced at Catholic high schools in the archdiocese. Lou Tobacco is the president and CEO …

Cathedral Student to Attend Harvard Summer Program

Katya Hybran, a freshman at Cathedral High School in Manhattan, has been accepted into the Academies at Harvard. The Academies are intensive, five-day academic enrichment programs for high-achieving …

Bronx Eighth-Grade Graduates Called to Be Witnesses for Christ

At St. Theresa Church in the Bronx, Cardinal Dolan told eighth grade students, “Class of 2019, congratulations—you’ve done a great job.” The graduation Mass was for 660 students graduating …