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New York state's yearlong “window” in the statute of limitations opened Aug. 14, allowing suits to be filed by victims alleging abuse by priests, church workers and employees of public schools, hospitals and other institutions no matter how long ago the alleged abuse occurred. more
Nine priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced.The nine priests are Father Dedigamuwage Dias, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians parish, … more
Sitting in a pew at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Aug. 7, William Manning was absorbing all that happens at a Young Adult Mass each month. “I love to belong to a community of believers than to just … more
The faithful of Transfiguration and St. James-St. Joseph parish in lower Manhattan participated in the 25th annual Assumption Procession Aug. 11 in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. … more
St. Francis Prayer Garden, one of two new outdoor shrines, was blessed and dedicated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Shrub Oak Aug. 11. The garden is a project of the parish’s Portiuncula … more
Catholic school teachers told CNY it’s important for students to be prepared for the new school year because the first few weeks will set the tone for the entire year. Students should be … more
Interim Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan and his colleagues are eager and excited to welcome teachers, parents and students for the 2019-2020 school year, and Deegan recently summed up … more
Three Sisters of Life made final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass of Perpetual Profession at the … more
August 6, 2019 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Dear friends in the Lord, The last thing we need right now is yet another “know-it-all” commenting upon the tragedies in El Paso … more
John A. Coleman Catholic High School will close Aug. 30, school officials announced Aug. 1. Coleman Catholic, which served students in grades nine through 12, graduated 35 of its 105 students in … more
Floyd “Skip” Branch is being remembered as a caring basketball coach in the CHSAA and Harlem communities. Branch, a retired bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority, died in a … more
The archdiocesan Respect Life Office is conducting conferences in Manhattan, the Bronx and on Staten Island to educate pro-life advocates on how and why to pray publicly outside abortion … more
Catholic Charities received 10,000 pounds of donated food from Goya Foods at Mosaic Beacon School in the Bronx Aug. 7. The donation will provide 16,667 meals to Catholic Charities food pantries in … more
The academic skills of students in the archdiocese have been increasing thanks largely to a program called Fusion NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association), using a method known as MAP (Measures of … more
Sacred Heart School in New Windsor will have a new name as it begins the 2019-2020 school year when it becomes the archdiocese’s first school named Divine Mercy School on Sept. 1. The new name … more
MANHATTANCristo Rey High SchoolDr. Frances Clemente, PrincipalLa Salle AcademyBrother Thomas Casey, F.S.C., PresidentKerry Conroy, PrincipalLoyola SchoolJim Lyness, PrincipalSt. Jean BaptisteDr. … more
August26 TACHS Registration OpensSeptember3 Teachers’ First Day of School5 First Day of School for All Schools in the Archdiocese of New York16-10/4 MAP Fall Assessment Window Opens30 MAP … more
The faithful took part in the convention of the Ghanaian Catholic Apostolates Laity Council of New York, New Jersey and New England Aug. 10 at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx. More than 700 … more
As the Catholic chaplain at John F. Kennedy International Airport ambled through Terminal 4 on a hot summer afternoon, security personnel, airport employees and flight crews shouted a cheery hello or … more
Acknowledging the uncertainty of the current polarized times, the upcoming season at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan spotlights stories in film, theater, talks and … more
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