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Two Rockland County Religious Congregations Form Covenant Relationship

Two congregations of women religious in Rockland County, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, formally entered into a Covenant Relationship June 7. The … more

Native Son, Now an Archbishop, Caps Suffern Parish’s 150th Anniversary

In the Rockland County village of Suffern, a joyful, spiritual milestone was marked this month. Sacred Heart parish closed its yearlong celebrations commemorating 150 years of serving the Lord and … more

Pastor Rick Warren Talks to New York Priests About Maintaining Moral Integrity

Nearly 800 New York Catholic priests received a message about how to maintain their moral integrity from Pastor Rick Warren, who used Scripture passages and his experiences from 40 years as an … more

Sacred Heart

A restored statue of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus graces the grounds of Sacred Heart parish on Haviland Drive in Patterson. The statue, damaged in a tornado last month, was rededicated by Father … more

Shrine for Persecuted Christians Dedicated at St. Michael’s, Manhattan

An icon depicting the Blessed Mother dressed in the traditional garb of an Iraqi bride graces St. Michael Church in Manhattan. The donated icon of Our Lady of Aradin, Aramaic for Eden, is the work … more

Six Youths Making Rosary Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Karheem Mattioli is seeking inner peace for herself and her son Nicolas. Nicolas, 16, was one of six children chosen by the Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 5890 in Washingtonville … more

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New York Catholic Bible Summit Soars Toward Gospel Joy

Our symbol is not a happy face, our symbol is the cross of Jesus Christ. And in the midst of that we find our joy.” So said Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto in a keynote address at the New York … more

Celebrating St. Anthony

The feast of St. Anthony of Padua was celebrated Sunday, June 10, at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Staten Island. The principal celebrant was Father John Wroblewski, pastor of Our Lady of Pity and St. Anthony of Padua parish. Concelebrating the liturgy was Father John McCarthy, chaplain and religion teacher at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island, who assists at the parish on weekends. Assisting at the altar was Deacon Joseph Rentkowski, a permanent deacon of the parish. A procession through the community of Travis, in steady rain, followed the liturgy. A portrait of St. Anthony was held high, a band played and a statue of St. Anthony followed with Fathers Wroblewski and McCarthy at the end of the procession. The saint’s feast is June 13. more

Cathedral Trustees to Seek Appeal in Latest Archbishop Sheen Ruling

The Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral believe the recent court case concerning the earthly remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was again incorrectly decided, and will seek an appeal … more

Health Care Professionals Told Their Work Continues Jesus’ Mission

Honoring doctors, nurses and others health care providers, Cardinal Dolan noted that they are helping to continue the mission of Christ, who healed the sick and who “is the healer of souls.” … more

Students’ D.C. Trip Was True Learning Experience

Ramon Centeno finished his journey through Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx with a memorable trip. He was one of 40 students from 19 Catholic high schools in the archdiocese to participate … more

Cardinal Dolan Ordains Priests for ‘Mission Territory’ of New York

At a Mass in which he ordained nine new priests at St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 26, Cardinal Dolan spoke to them about a 16th- century saint whose joy, love for Jesus and healing priestly ministry … more

Apostolic Nuncio to Give Keynote At Regional V Encuentro in Albany

After conducting a successful archdiocesan Encuentro in February, representatives from the Hispanic Ministry Office and various New York parishes will meet with their counterparts during the … more

Obispo de Puerto Rico Da Una Emocionante Homilía en La Catedral

El obispo Rubén González Medina de Ponce, Puerto Rico, fue el celebrante principal y homilista durante la misa anual del Desfile del Dia Puertorriqueño en la catedral de San Patricio, aconsejando … more

Married Couples Celebrate Golden Jubilee With Cardinal at the Cathedral

Ed and Emma Migdal began their love story more than 50 years ago as college students at SUNY Cortland teaching religious education classes in the upstate community. The parishioners of Sacred … more

Quarter of a Century In Reverent Adoration

A Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic procession followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament commemorated 25 years of Perpetual Adoration for Our Lady of the Eucharist Perpetual Adoration Chapel … more

Cardinal Dolan Ordains Priests for ‘Mission Territory’ of New York

At a Mass in which he ordained nine new priests at St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 26, Cardinal Dolan spoke to them about a 16th century saint whose joy, love for Jesus and healing priestly ministry made him an ideal choice as the patron of their class. more

U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Families Be Kept Together at Border

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration June 1 criticized the Trump administration for “forcibly separating children from their mothers and fathers” at the U.S.-Mexico border. more

Sports on Sundays OK, Except When Used to Skip Mass, Says Vatican

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike or violent behavior of fans. more
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