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Bishops Across U.S. Condemn Separation of Migrant Children

From New York to Denver, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children … more

Rangers Stanley Cup Goaltender Richter Got His Start in CYO Play

Long before Mike Richter hoisted the Stanley Cup with the 1994 New York Rangers, he suited up in a helmet and pads to play CYO football in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “I was a product of … more

Pastors Named for Six Parishes

Six pastors have been appointed to parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. They are Father Edward Bader, St. Peter, Liberty; Father Joseph Bisignano, St. Theresa’s, … more

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

10 Deacons to Be Ordained at the Cathedral June 23

Cardinal Dolan will ordain 10 men as permanent deacons of the archdiocese at a Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday, June 23, at 9 a.m. Deacon Tom Bennett, 37, is a parishioner of St. … 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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St. Charles, Staten Island, Captures CYO Track and Field Championships

St. Charles, Staten Island, cruised to the boys and girls team titles at the Archdiocesan CYO Track and Field Championships at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in Manhattan June 10. The St. … more

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

New Yorker to Be Ordained for Franciscans

Brother John Aherne, O.F.M., will be ordained to the priesthood in a Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan Saturday, June 23. Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez, O.F.M., of San Juan, Puerto … 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

Sheen Center Theater Festival of Catholic Playwrights June 21-24

The second annual Sheen Center Theater Festival of Catholic Playwrights opens Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., with performances by four prominent Catholic theater companies in New York City, including … more

Opportunities for Discernment

Recently, I received an email from a young woman who is discerning religious life. She wanted to know the possibilities available in the archdiocese for someone who is thinking about becoming a … more
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