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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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Seven priests have been appointed regional deans in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. The appointments became effective Oct. 1.The new deans and their deaneries are Father … more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Eileen Mulcahy as victims assistance coordinator for the archdiocese. Ms. Mulcahy will remain in her role as director of the archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Planning, … more
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
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
Pro-life supporters at St. Matthew and Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Hastings-on-Hudson pray the Rosary on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 6, outside St. Matthew Church. They are, from left: Alvin … 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
The 82nd annual Pulaski Day Parade took place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Oct. 6. This year’s celebration marked the 100th anniversary of Polish-American diplomatic relations. A Mass at St. … more
Otisville is a rural village with a little more than 1,000 people near Middletown in Orange County known for having neighboring state and federal prisons and a 153-year-old Catholic church nestled in … more
El obispo de la Diócesis de Tarazona, España, celebró la Misa de la Hispanidad el 6 de octubre en la Catedral de San Patricio. La liturgia del domingo por la tarde atrajo a casi 1.000 personas en … more
Numerous faithful venerated first-class relics of two 19th century saints that visited the Archdiocese of New York from the Diocese of Honolulu in late September. Both saints—Father Damien de … more
Cardinal Dolan met with students before the start of a Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Luke School on Oct. 2. Tracey Coleman has served as principal of St. Luke School for 13 years, and … 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
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