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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
Sister Patrick Cunningham, R.S.H.M., who served for 23 years at New York Hospital in Manhattan, died Sept. 12 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 86. Sister Patrick was a nurse at New York … more
Sister Mary Nora Kelley, R.S.M., who served as a teacher and support staff member for 19 years at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx, died Sept. 17 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. She was … more
Sister Mary St. John Delany, R.D.C., who served at Pace University for 46 years and founded The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment at Pace, died Sept. 19. She was 95. Sister Mary St. John … more
Father James E. Burke, who served for 15 years as pastor of Sacred Heart parish on Staten Island, died Oct. 4. He was 87. Father Burke was assigned to Sacred Heart from 1988 to 2003. A Funeral … more
There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
The feasts and celebrations that surround us at this time in the liturgical year can do a soul some much-needed good. It’s hard to feel like a solitary seeker when we are … more
El Sínodo de los Obispos para Amazonía es un momento de reflexión, diálogo y de escuchar sobre las necesidades y sufrimientos de los pueblos indígenas, dijo el papa Francisco. “El Espíritu … more
I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the … more
It’s a good bet many of our readers who attended public high schools or colleges were members of the Newman Clubs, the campus groups for Catholic students that flourished for a long time in the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Todos, en algún momento o circunstancia de nuestra vida hemos sentido que nuestra fe flaquea, particularmente cuando nos enfrentamos al sufrimiento incomprensible y a la muerte. Podemos experimentar … more
Two dates last week are deserving of attention. Last Saturday, October 5, was the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fourteen decades as “America’s … more
Pro-life supporters at St. Matthew and Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Hastings-on-Hudson pray the Rosary on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 6, outside St. Matthew Church. They are, from left: Alvin … more
NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen was remembered as someone who traded a future in finance and business for the opportunity to serve and protect the people of New York City at his Funeral Mass celebrated … more
The 82nd annual Pulaski Day Parade took place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Oct. 6. This year’s celebration marked the 100th anniversary of Polish-American diplomatic relations. A Mass at St. … more
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