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The upcoming canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman begs the question: Do Catholic college students today even know who Cardinal Newman is? more
On the second day of the Supreme Court’s new term, a divided court Oct. 8 heard oral arguments from three cases concerning protections for gay, lesbian and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts. more
Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, head of the Vatican’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations, called for the U.N. to uphold the dignity of women, and also to safeguard the “inherent dignity and inalienable rights” of the human person when dealing with financial issues before the U.N. more
The outrage over the snubbing of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s She Built NYC commission culminated in a march and Mass Oct. 6 to support a public statue of Mother Cabrini, as the patron saint of immigrants is best known. more
Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy. more
Climate change, water resources, inculturation and indigenous practices were among the topics discussed during the first afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. more
Pope Francis today appointed two of the archdiocese’s most well-respected priests, Msgr. Edmund J. Whalen, the vicar for clergy, and Msgr. Gerardo L. Colacicco, the pastor of St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception parish in Millbrook, as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of New York. The appointments were announced by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States. more
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There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
It’s a good bet many of our readers who attended public high schools or colleges were members of the Newman Clubs, the campus groups for Catholic students that flourished for a long time in the … more
NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen was remembered as someone who traded a future in finance and business for the opportunity to serve and protect the people of New York City at his Funeral Mass celebrated … more
No archdiocesan priest or deacon, with a substantiated allegation of abuse of a minor, remains in ministry today in the Archdiocese of New York. Barbara S. Jones, independent reviewer and special … more
At a workday assembly, archdiocesan employees at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan heard a report on the archdiocese’s child safety practices and received an overview of how the archdiocese … more
John P. Cahill has been named chancellor of the Archdiocese of New York, becoming the first layperson to hold the position. Cardinal Dolan announced the appointment Oct. 1 during an assembly of … more
Jesus the Healer” (“Jesus el Sanador”) was the timely theme of opening keynote addresses both in English and Spanish at the Sept. 28 New York Catholic Bible Summit. The 10th annual daylong … more
A special Mass was offered Sept. 26 at Holy Family Church near the United Nations to pray for the victims of the devastating Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The afternoon liturgy was celebrated by … more
In a ceremony to create 13 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded new and old members of the College of Cardinals how much their ministry and service depends on their realizing how much God loves them and has been compassionate with them. more
Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. administration agree on and on which they will continue to coordinate efforts, panelists said at a joint symposium. more
Even if Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump have strong differences on the issue of migration, there are many other areas of common agreement where their joint efforts promote peace and human dignity, said the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. more
To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God. more
To those who ask why the Catholic Church seems to be “obsessed” with the poor, the Vatican’s secretary of state said, “The answer is simple. Because this is who we are.” more
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