Editorial & Opinion
Pope Addresses John 17 Movement on Christian Unity at St. Joseph’s Seminary

A remarkable retreat-style meeting took place June 9-10 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie involving a few dozen members of the John 17 Movement, which promotes the unity of all believers in …

The Oldest Cathedral and the Newest Challenge

It’s now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was and always will be “the Old …

How Not to Declutter

With extra time on their hands because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people have decided to declutter their homes and discard what they no longer need. This often means tossing items that have …

Finding God in the Wilderness

The sense of place and pull to the wild that inspired Nick Ripatrozone’s new book are tucked in his very name. The rip-roaring surname is the name of a mountain town in central Italy, which the …

La Eucaristía como Misterio de Fe

La Eucaristía ocupa en lugar especialísimo dentro de los siete sacramentos, pues en ella no sólo se nos confiere la gracia, sino que se hace presente el mismo autor de la Gracia, Jesucristo, quien …

Archdiocesan News

Hundreds of Young Adults Called to ‘Conversion of Heart’ by Cardinal Dolan

At St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a Young Adult Mass, Cardinal Dolan spoke about the significance of seeking and maintaining “conversion of heart,” and expressed joy at being able …

Archbishop Stepinac Symposium Tackles Food Insecurity

In a special symposium last week, Archbishop Stepinac High School Honors Academy students tackled the food insecurity crisis. The livestreamed event featured student presentations on how food …

Catholic Conference’s New Director Wants to ‘Always Be Communicating With Our People’

Dennis Poust’s first week as executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference was well-timed and productive. He took over on Monday, June 7, and by early Friday morning of the same …

Catholic Bible Summit Set for June 26

Registration is open for the New York Catholic Bible Summit 2021: Join Us in a Renewal of Hope, which will be held Saturday, June 26. The event, sponsored by the archdiocesan Adult Faith Formation …

Deceased Children’s Mass at Cathedral Highlights Eternal Hope 

Cardinal Dolan, celebrating a Special Mass for Deceased Children of Parents from the Archdiocese of New York, referenced the significance of the Scripture passage, “we walk by faith, not by …
National/International News

U.S. Bishops Will Gather Virtually for June 16-18 Assembly

When they gather virtually for their annual spring assembly June 16-18, the U.S. bishops will be asked to approve the drafting of a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Catholic Church.

USCCB Appointment Signals Preparation for National Eucharistic Revival

Ahead of the bishops’ spring assembly, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., has appointed Father Jorge Torres, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando, Fla., to help implement a planned multiyear National Eucharistic Revival.

‘Solidarity in Freedom’ Is Theme of USCCB Religious Freedom Week

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites Catholics “to pray, reflect and act to promote religious freedom” during Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29 and has as its theme “Solidarity in Freedom.”

National Right to Life Decries New Bill Aimed at Codifying Roe v. Wade

The Women’s Health Protection Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House June 8 “would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion,” said Jennifer Popik, director of federal legislation for National Right to Life.

On the Cross and Still Today, Jesus Prays for Everyone, Pope Says

Jesus is always praying for each and every person, desiring that His word would help people in their lives and that they never would feel alone, Pope Francis said.
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Students, Staff Are Grateful for the Aquinas Experience

Lebene Ashinyo is saying a “proper goodbye” to Aquinas High School in the Bronx, which is shutting its doors after educating young women for 98 years. Aquinas had its final classes …

50 Years of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Celebrated at Cathedral Mass

Eligio and Mercedes Solis are thankful their children have an opportunity to attend Catholic school with assistance from the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which marked its 50th anniversary with a Mass …

Class of 2021 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

Catholic New York annually salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. The valedictorians and …

Campus Ministry at Bronx High School Helps Form Faithful Leaders 

The campus ministry program at Saint Barnabas High School in the Bronx is commited to providing Christian leadership and guiding students in their faith journey through outreach projects and …

What I Learned This Year to Help Me Spread the Good News   

I feel we are a curious people. Curious about all the what-ifs, why-nots, how-tos and most of all, the great phenomenon of life. And that’s a good thing, because as followers of Christ we …