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On the first Sunday of Lent, Cardinal Dolan celebrated the annual Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, welcoming and congratulating more than 300 catechumens who have been preparing to join … more
Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in … more
Students representing about 20 colleges listened to a 30-minute talk by Cardinal Dolan before he answered their questions at Rockland Community College’s Student Union building in Suffern Feb. … more
The New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ruled 5-0 that the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred from New York to the Peoria Diocese. In response to the March 5 … more
St. John-Visitation parish in the Bronx will hold a Lenten day of recollection and a Mass to mark the 39th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Oscar Romero. St. Oscar Romero, archbishop of San … more
The New York State Catholic Conference called on the state’s legislators to reject any proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana use. The conference warned that the state was rushing … more
“Treasures of the Church,” an exposition of more than 150 sacred relics visited St. Helena’s parish in the Bronx March 5 and St. Anthony’s parish in Nanuet Feb. 28. Father Carlos Martins, … more
On the eve of International Women’s Day and 10 days before St. Patrick’s Day, a photo exhibit featuring young single Irish women who immigrated to New York opened in the Archives Building at St. … more
The venue for a pre-screening of “Unplanned,” a pro-life movie about the conversion story of Abby Johnson, a former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director who is now a pro-life activist, was apropos. more
Cardinal Dolan, backed by clergy, religious and lay professionals, reaffirmed the archdiocese’s long-standing commitment to stand with all pregnant women who seek its assistance. “I renew and … more
The long-awaited “Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church,” nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering that surpassed many expectations while perhaps … more
Would you be able to forgive the man who murdered your mother? Father Ubald Rugirangoga was faced with that momentous question when he returned to Rwanda from exile in neighboring Burundi … more
Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization. The Vatican … more
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed an unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with … more
Lucy Konadu, a parishioner of St. Luke’s in the Bronx, said the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is “special for all black people, no matter what culture, all over the … more
A national pilgrimage of the relic of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed Curé of Ars and patron saint of parish priests, will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday and Sunday, … more
The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (CASA) reception for major donors from Staten Island took place on Jan. 30. More than 120 Staten Island parishioners attended the reception in the school … more
Hundreds of married couples were encouraged to put Christ at the center of their lives at a Mass Feb. 10 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “If you do this, you will always have a holy … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides a lens through which to view his life and work and the world he inhabited in the 17th-century Dutch Republic. The wars of religion … more
The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news … more
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