Knights Urged to Join in Novena for Legal Protection of Human Life

Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the law.

Coming To Jesus

A Mass honoring Divino Nino (Divine Child Jesus) at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bronx July 18 drew 400 people.

Teens Getting Ready to Perform Blessed Solanus’ Story on Stage

Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of …

Six Priests of the Archdiocese Retire

Six priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced. All had previously reached the normal priest retirement age of 75, or they will reach it at …

Many Urge More Accountability by Church After Abuse Revelations

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have prompted some Church figures to urge a thorough reckoning of the U.S. Church’s clerical sexual abuse …

Thornwood Native Is First American-born Syro-Malabar Priest Ordained in U.S.

Father Kevin Mundackal made history in May as the first American-born Syro-Malabar priest ordained in the United States. Ordained for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on May …

Pope Accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s Resignation as Cardinal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and …

Charitable Giving

Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief merchandising officer, along with Macy’s colleagues, visited Encore Senior Center at St. Malachy’s parish in Manhattan July 26. There they presented St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters with a $420,000 check from funds raised through Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign.

In Lake Peekskill, Church Dedicated to Jesuit Martyrs Inspires Faithful

Permanent Diaconate Celebrates Five-Decade Milestone

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons …

Events of 9/11 Put Successful Broadcast Journalist on Path to Diaconate

Greg Kandra was a good-enough Catholic, observant and Mass-going, although he admits his wife was by comparison the real lion of the faith as they attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish in Forest Hills, Queens.

Prayers for Peace Along New York City Streets

Catholic peace activist Al Forte was one of more than 50 people walking to advance the cause in the initial leg of a New York City to Boston Pray-for-Peace Walk, That first leg June 30 went from …

Cardinal Dolan

Two Feasts for the ‘Summit of Summer’

The gospels, through the Transfiguration, teach us that Jesus is the light of a world often seemingly cloudy and gloomy. In His splendor, His divinity is dramatically apparent to His three friends.