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Summer Heat Versus Hell

Which images or thoughts come to mind when we hear the word hell? For some people, hell is merely an expletive or a more emphatic substitute for heck. For atheists, hell is a fictional place of …

Out of Oppression, Iraqi Archbishop Builds Up His Local Church

You only have to follow the news to see the devastating effects of the persecution of Christians …

A Painting and a Prayer

Like many other Catholics, I subscribe to a monthly prayer book that contains the Order of…

The Irrepressible, Irreplaceable Midge Decter

About two-thirds of the way through the fine 1992 film, “A League of Their Own,” star catcher Dottie Hinson …

Why Today’s Parish Priests Need St. Jean-Marie Vianney

Who is your patron saint? We Catholics appreciate and rely on our patron saints as role models, …

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Out of Oppression, Iraqi Archbishop Builds Up His Local Church

You only have to follow the news to see the devastating effects of the persecution of Christians …

Priests Named Staten Island  Pastor, Dutchess Administrator

Father Edwin Cipot was appointed pastor of Holy Child on Staten Island, and Father Jeffrey Maurer was named administrator of the newly merged parish of St. Christopher, St. Sylvia, Good Shepherd and …

Five Archdiocesan Priests Retire

Five priests of the archdiocese have retired, the Cardinal’s Office announced. The retirements were effective July 1, except for one noted below.   Father Edmund Burke had served …

13 Pastors Receive Reappointments

Thirteen priests serving as pastors have received reappointments for their second six-year terms at their current parishes, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. The reappointments became …
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Be Vigilant to God’s Presence in Life, Pope Says

Christians should not only face life’s challenges without fear but also not be overcome by the temptation to remain idle to the Lord’s presence in those moments, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Decries President Biden Executive Order, ‘Continued Promotion of Abortion’

Decrying President Joe Biden’s new executive order on abortion, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said Aug. 5 that “continued promotion of abortion takes lives and irreparably harms vulnerable pregnant mothers, their families and society.”

24 Members of Congress Write President Biden About Jesuit Murders, Mexico Violence

U.S. members of Congress have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to “work closely with the Mexican government to ensure there is full accountability for the murders” of two Jesuits in their parish and a tour guide they were protecting.

Be Authentic, Not Self-Centered, Pope Tells Young People

When united with Christ, young men and women can live a meaningful life devoid of the egotistical and narcissistic nature of today’s culture, Pope Francis said.
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Principal Appointed at Academy of Mount St. Ursula

Geraldine Lavery was named principal of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, the school’s board of trustees announced. Mrs. Lavery has served for 25 years as an educator in the …

Juliette Picciano Appointed President of Cathedral High School

Juliette Picciano has been named president of Cathedral High School in Manhattan, the school announced. Ms. Picciano and principal Maria Spagnuolo will lead the girls’ school in serving and …

New Principal Selected for The Ursuline School

Theresa Napoli, a longtime Catholic educator, has been named principal of The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. The appointment is effective July 1. Ms. Napoli, dean of academic affairs at …

Stepinac Honors Carty for 20 Years as Principal

About 250 guests recently turned out at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle to honor Paul Carty on his 20th anniversary as principal of Archbishop Stepinac High School. The event sponsored by the …

Class of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Catholic New York annually salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 43 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. The valedictorians and …