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Msgr. Neil A. Connolly, pastor of St. Mary’s parish on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan for nearly three decades, died April 1. He was 83. more
Dolores Bernadette Grier, who served as vice chancellor for community relations in the archdiocese and also was an outspoken and effective advocate for the cause of life, died Feb. 22. Her … more
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
For the third time, pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, this time 300 of them, traveled along with Cardinal Dolan to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. In Mary’s House, there are more than 70 chapels and oratories relating to the Blessed Mother and peoples from around the world. more
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert A. Brucato, who served as vicar general and chancellor of the archdiocese, was pastor of three parishes and a military chaplain, died Nov. 7. He was 87. A Funeral … more
“Project Syria LIVE,” a music festival fund-raiser to benefit families displaced by the civil war in Syria will be performed Friday, April 28, at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. more
Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 26, a New York Army National Guard soldier, died in a Dec. 28 Bronx apartment house fire that claimed 12 other lives. He is credited with saving four lives and returning to … more
More than 700 catechists, catechetical leaders and youth ministers from parishes in the archdiocese attended workshops and came together for Mass and communal prayer at the annual archdiocesan Forum … more
A few years ago, The Christophers published a News Note entitled “Building Spiritual Friendships,” and I still get emails from people asking for a copy whenever we mention it on our “Christopher Closeup” radio show. more
Sofian Massoud is not a fan of the New York Giants, but the quarterback at Cardinal Hayes High School quickly recognized who was strolling toward football practice Oct. 2. “We definitely … more
Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, and a priest of his diocese, Father Douglas Al-Bazi, spoke with CNY at a press conference following the World Mission Sunday Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan on Oct. 23, which both concelebrated. more
Joseph and Elizabeth Farina have been identified as the longest-married couple in the Archdiocese of New York. They were the winners of a contest conducted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter in … more
The Dominican Sisters of Hope have agreed to a conservation easement that will preserve 34 of their 61 acres of land along the Hudson River in Ossining from future development. The sisters made … more
The outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Augustine parish, Ossining, offer a profound Lenten meditation on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. more
Vincent and Patricia Kain met at a party when they were 13 years old and “something just clicked.” They’ve been together ever since. The parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. … more
Students of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish's High School of Religion join with retired religious sisters at Marian Woods residence in Hartsdale duri​ng their annual visit to sing Christmas carols and spend time with the nuns, who included Sister Bonaventure Mackey, R.S.M., left, and Sister Rose Andrew Egan, O.P. From the left are students Isabella Waterhouse, Lena Glickman, Lina Waterhouse, Bridget Panessa, Liam McPhillips and Christian Waterhouse. more
Father Jose Felix Ortega, L.C., pastor of St. Peter and St. Denis parish in Yonkers, celebrated Palm Sunday Mass April 9, one of two noon Spanish-language Masses offered to accommodate the large … more
Ryan and Elizabeth Young and their seven children were honored for what they do every day. Parishioners of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie, they were named the International Family of the … more
The Notre Dame Alumni Association served its mission and the people of the Bronx during a visit to New York City for a Shamrock Series football game between Notre Dame and Syracuse. About 100 … more
“I just went next door to our own beloved Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s, to ask the intercession of Notre Dame, our Lady, for the Cathedral at the heart of Paris, and of civilization, now in flames! God preserve this splendid house of prayer, and protect those battling the blaze.” more
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