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The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Michael J. Deegan as superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York Sept. 17. Deegan, who had served as interim superintendent since April, became superintendent immediately. more
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland (CCCSR) will hold its 11th annual Hearts of Gold Gala at Town and Country in Congers Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. more
A proposal to reduce the number of refugee admissions to the United States to fewer than 30,000 “would be wholly counter to our values as a nation of immigrants,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chair of the bishops’ Committee on Migration. more
Father Roger Kwan, who was ordained by Cardinal Dolan in May, will be the guest speaker at the next monthly luncheon of the Serra Club of the Bronx and Westchester at Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester … more
40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout the archdiocese starting Sept. 25 and concluding Nov. 3. It consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil … more
Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a longtime Vatican official and papal envoy who was sent to some of the world’s most wounded and challenging places, died Sept. 4 in France. He was 96. The French … more
Cardinal Achille Silvestrini, former prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and a longtime Vatican diplomat, died Aug. 29 in Rome. He was 95. In a message of condolence to the family of … more
Colombian Cardinal José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez, who participated in the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3. He was 100. At the time of his death, Cardinal Pimiento, the retired archbishop … more
Paulist Father Thomas Stransky, credited internationally as a pioneer in the Catholic Church’s ecumenical and interfaith relations stemming from the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3, his 89th … more
Deacon John (Jack) Seymour, who served for more than three decades at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Newburgh, died Aug. 14 at his home in New Windsor. He was 94. He founded the food pantry at … more
Sister Marie Corinne Rost, M.M., who served in Hong Kong for 46 years, died Sept. 1 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 102. Sister Marie Corinne was in Hong Kong, 1986-1995 and … more
El obispo auxiliar Manuel A. Cruz de la Arquidiócesis de Newark sirvió como celebrante principal y homilista en la misa de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York en la Catedral de San Patricio el pasado fin de semana. Nuestra Señora de … more
It’s not often I find myself in a beautiful Central Park West apartment with terrace views overlooking the trees and ball fields across the street. But there’s a first time for everything, and … more
September always feels like the start of a new year to me, much more so than Jan. 1 ever does. It must be the perennial student in me. I can’t even resist the piles of discounted school supplies … more
Our wonderful principals, teachers, and students already have a week behind them as our renowned Catholic schools get back into session. This is an appropriate moment to welcome all of them back, … more
It’s not surprising that Pope Francis got a rousing reception at every stop of his weeklong pastoral journey to three countries of east Africa. Africa now represents the most fertile territory … more
I am currently an inmate at Wallkill Correctional Facility. As a Catholic, I attend Mass at the prison every weekend and enjoy Father Francis Naccarato’s services. Father Naccarato was discussed in … more
I recently wrote to the New York City Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers about the decision of its She Built NYC arts program to reject the erection of a statue in honor of St. Frances … more
I am sad, angry and disgusted with the recent closing of John C. Coleman Catholic High School in Ulster County, leaving one high school (Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie) as the only remaining … more
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