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After winning five medals—four gold and one silver —at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking things one step at a time on her return home. more
Catholic schools across the archdiocese will again open their doors on designated “Touring Tuesdays” to enable prospective parents to see first-hand the benefits of Catholic school education for … more
In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world. more
High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch, held by Brazil’s former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado. more
Augustine Ibeanusi still wears a roped bracelet around his right wrist, a keepsake from his last World Youth Day retreat at Marycrest in 2013. “It means a lot,’’ said the 20-year-old from … more
Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy” was a fitting theme for World Youth Day. That was the feeling of the teens and young adults from St. Mary, Mother of the Church parish in … more
Jaclyn Travaglini thought she knew what to expect as a second-generation family participant before a dose of the unexpected left her emotional as she reflected on the 25th annual Capuchin Appalachian … more
Camp Echo Bay keeps calling them back. The Catholic day camp, at Salesian High School in New Rochelle has been the go-to summer destination for youngsters for 75 years. Both the camp and school … more
For Elena Worlinsky, a young adult from the archdiocese who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day, the desire to see the universality and beauty of the Church close-up prompted her to make … more
Some 180 young adults and teens from the archdiocese will soon be leaving to join an expected 2 million pilgrims in Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day. The pilgrims, hailing from 187 countries … more
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