Editorial & Opinion
Both Bishops-elect Served at St. Joseph’s Seminary And as Priest Secretary to Cardinal O’Connor

As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect …

Don’t Wait, Just Say Yes

I first got to know Sister Johanne McCarthy, C.S.J., about 18 months ago when she wrote to complain that our Albany diocesan newspaper wasn’t giving religious sisters the same treatment …

Rudolph to the Rescue: an Under-deer Triumphs

Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was …

Forgetting Advent

A few weeks ago, just before Halloween, I was in the car looking for something to listen to on the radio. As I scrolled through the channels, I was very surprised when I heard Christmas music. I …

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As Pastor, Bishop-elect Colacicco Cited as ‘Living Example’ of the Gospel

Molly and Gregory Paglia moved to the mid-Hudson Valley four years ago and were visiting churches to find a parish to call home. The search ended at St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception in Millbrook …

Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen Fluently Reaches the Faithful

The universality of the Church became acutely apparent to Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen while serving his diaconate summer in the Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, on the Kenya-Uganda border, a mission to …

Scout’s Transfer of Tabernacle Puts Jesus ‘At the Center’ of Monroe Church

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the people of Sacred Heart parish in Monroe were thankful for the presence of their archbishop, the presence of the tabernacle in the sanctuary, and the presence of …

Beatification Postponed For Archbishop Sheen

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria, Ill., said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed. A news release from the Diocese of …
Our Faith

Pope Marks 50 Years as a Priest by Presenting Writings of His Spiritual Director

As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings by his longtime spiritual director, the late Jesuit Father Miguel Angel Fiorito.

Pope Names Cardinal Tagle to Lead Evangelization Congregation

In a move that may signal Pope Francis’ plan for the reform of the Roman Curia is close to completion, the pope has named Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Immaculate Conception Is Feast of Hope for Sinners, Pope Says

Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all love, grace and self-giving,” Pope Francis said on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Vatican Unveils Nativity Scene, Lights Christmas Tree

The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter’s Square during a late afternoon ceremony Dec. 5.

Two Auxiliary Bishops Are Ordained to Serve the Archdiocese

Cardinal Dolan served as principal ordaining bishop and celebrant at the Mass of Ordination of Bishops for Bishop Gerardo J. Colacicco and Bishop Edmund J. Whalen Dec. 10 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Líderes de Pastoral Migratoria Se Comprometen a Cumplir Misión

Treinta y cinco líderes recién entrenados en el nuevo programa Pastoral Migratoria de la arquidiócesis se comprometieron a ayudar a cumplir la misión del proyecto integral de ayuda y alcance a los inmigrantes. Las promesas fueron hechas el 1 de diciembre durante una misa de adviento y un rito de bendición y comisión en la Capilla de la Virgen en la Catedral de San Patricio. “Yo, como pastor de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York, acepto su promesa, y bendigo este ministerio que el Espíritu Santo ha levantado para nuestro Señor, Jesucristo”, declaró el cardenal Dolan, celebrante principal, después de que los nuevos líderes hicieron la promesa. El padre Eric Cruz, coordinador principal de la Pastoral Migratoria …

Schools Coverage

Engineering Conference

More than 75 Catholic high school students from Staten Island participated in their first engineering conference at Borough Presidents Hall of Science at the Petridies Education Complex Nov. 22. …

High Note

A crowd of 3,562 teachers and principals from the Archdiocese of New York, filled the Westchester County Center in White Plains Nov. 6 for the Catholic Schools Spirituality Day. Cardinal Dolan …

On a Roll

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula celebrated its 60th annual Ring Day in the Bronx on Oct. 25.

Parents Welcome at Catholic Schools on ‘Touring Tuesdays’

The 2019-2020 “Touring Tuesdays” open house and information sessions have been scheduled at more than 120 elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York. The events will take place on …
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