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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
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John J. Jenik, who is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops turn in their resignation to the pope. 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
I wanted to praise the students at Sacred Heart School in Hartsdale for raising needed supplies for the victims of the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas. I was so impressed with the … more
Just a note to thank Cardinal Timothy Dolan for reminding his colleagues about the Church’s pro-life ethical vision. I would only suggest that he prayerfully consider adding two issues to his … more
Cardinal Dolan’s message in the June 30 issue of Catholic New York struck a familiar note. A recently ordained deacon, Deacon Richard Ellison, is the son of my first grade friend, Cynthia … more
La misa anual de Nuestra Señora del Cisne llenó la Catedral de San Patricio el 29 de septiembre. 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
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
Four priests of the archdiocese—three pastors and the director of Priest Personnel—have each been placed on administrative leave following an allegation of abuse with minors dating back several … more
The Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx thanked donors at an event Sept. 19 for contributing $844,085 for capital improvements made to the school building that began over the summer. more
U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Ore., died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83. Pope Francis … more
Retired Bishop John J. Snyder, who led the Diocese of St. Augustine, Fla., for more than 20 years, died Sept. 27. He was 93. His Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. … more
Father John F. Reardon, who served as pastor of St. Rita’s parish on Staten Island for 19 years, died Oct. 4. He was 95. Father Reardon served at St. Rita from 1985 until his retirement in 2004 … more
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