Cardinal Dolan

Closing the Loophole on Capital Punishment

Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning …

Editorials / Opinions
Closing the Loophole on Capital Punishment

Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning …

Fridays Without Charles

Take my word for it: You don’t want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it’s best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper—and I mean newspaper, not online …

Fortaleza Desde La Debilidad

Cuando estoy débil, entonces es cuando soy fuerte” (2Cor 12,10). Después de los episodios del Monte Carmelo, en los que se narra el enfrentamiento del profeta Elías con los profetas de Baal …

‘Addiction Mess’ Is Their Family’s Message to Others

Like many of you, I set aside a book or two to take on vacation. In Cape Cod last week, I read one that brought me so much satisfaction and joy that I wanted to share it with you.

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Abuse Letter to Cardinal O’Malley Was Second Priest Sent Officials

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.”

CNEWA Sends Emergency Aid to Ethiopia

Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) hurried $40,000 in emergency aid to south central Ethiopia to assist more than 4,000 people running from interethnic violence in the region.

Cardinal Dolan Addresses Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Cardinal Dolan, in a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese, has addressed the Aug. 14 clerical abuse report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Written Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cardinal said:

Knights Urged to Join in Novena for Legal Protection of Human Life

Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the law.
Our Faith

Pope: Abuse Victims’ Outcry More Powerful Than Efforts to Silence Them

“No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.”

Nuncio Says U.S. Bishops Committed to Addressing Abuse Scandal

The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up, said the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

Eucharist Is a Taste of Heaven on Earth, Pope Says

By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ’s same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

Citizenship Question for 2020 Census Prompts Strong Criticism, Lawsuits

A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question about citizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics and has prompted lawsuits.
SCHOOL NEWS
Schools Coverage

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lourdes’ Jones Leads Catholic School Athletes at State Track Meet

Jaheim Jones won two state public high school championships and later that day placed second in both events at the state federation meet to lead Catholic high school runners at Cicero-North Syracuse …
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En Washington, Sacristán Recuerda al Beato Oscar Romero

Marcelo Perdomo nunca se imaginó que su encuentro con la santidad ocurriría en su país de El Salvador, junto al párroco. En su juventud, a principios de la década de 1960, Perdomo trabajaba en su ciudad natal de San Miguel, El Salvador, organizando la sacristía y decorando el altar entre sus labores como sacristán en la parroquia de El Rosario. Ahí fue donde trabajó con el “Padre Romero”, un sacerdote minucioso, con una idea de cómo se deben hacer las cosas.

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