Editorial & Opinion
Her Job Is to Help Schools Understand Their Catholic Identity Makes Them Unique

Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in Forest …

Moving Ahead With Joy, and a Bit of Nervousness

Hanging on my office door is an image of St. Joan of Arc in all her courageous glory, with a version of her famous quote: “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” It has been my mantra for more …

We May Be Flunking Our Life Test

Be patient with me, but...I’m still in the Christmas spirit! Maybe I’m not all by myself here! Technically, the Christmas season extends to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was just …

En el Principio Estaba la Palabra

El prólogo del Evangelio de Juan comienza remitiéndonos a los orígenes del mundo, al mismo relato de la creación: “En el principio existía la Palabra y la palabra estaba con Dios…” (Jn …

Archdiocesan News

Latino Outreach Program ‘Like Talking With a Relative,’ Says One Parent 

At the archdiocesan School Superintendent’s Office, the Latino Outreach Program helps Hispanic families navigate the intricacies of school application, enrollment and financial aid procedures, …

Maria Regina High Launches First School CRS Club in Archdiocese 

Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale has bragging rights, having become the first school in the archdiocese to launch a Catholic Relief Services Club. CRS is the humanitarian relief and …

Kathleen Gallagher Retiring as Pro-Life Activities Director

Kathleen M. Gallagher, who for the better part of four decades has served as director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, is retiring at the end of January. During …

CYO Basketball Season to Start Feb. 5

CYO New York is planning to begin its basketball season Feb. 5, and the start date may change, if needed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’ve learned we’ve had to adjust …
National/International News

Rally Speakers Confident About Abortion Law Changes But See Work Ahead

Speakers at the annual March for Life on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall Jan. 21 spoke of a likely tipping point in the current protest against legalized abortions in the United States, but they also urged the crowd to remain vigilant in their advocacy and support for the pro-life movement.

Joe Donnelly is Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

Catholic lawyer Joe Donnelly of Indiana is the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

Pope Declares St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis has officially declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the Church.

Supreme Court Rejects Request from Texas Abortion Providers

The Supreme Court Jan. 20 rejected a request from Texas abortion providers to immediately send their challenge of the state’s abortion law to a federal District Court, where a judge had previously blocked the law.

USCCB Invites Catholics to Take Part in ‘9 Days for Life’ Jan. 19-27

The 10th annual “9 Days for Life” novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.

Cardinal Dolan Urges Prayer to Protect Religious Rights on Religious Freedom Day

Cardinal Dolan called on people to promote religious freedom as a treasured right for all Americans as the country commemorates Religious Freedom Day Jan. 16.
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Fordham Prep Senior Is Top Student Fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital

Charlie Reilly’s life is filled with self-driven success that he's using to help others in need. The Fordham Prep senior has raised $67,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in …

Maria Regina High Launches First School CRS Club in Archdiocese 

Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale has bragging rights, having become the first school in the archdiocese to launch a Catholic Relief Services Club. CRS is the humanitarian relief and …

Latino Outreach Program ‘Like Talking With a Relative,’ Says One Parent 

At the archdiocesan School Superintendent’s Office, the Latino Outreach Program helps Hispanic families navigate the intricacies of school application, enrollment and financial aid procedures, …

Her Job Is to Help Schools Understand Their Catholic Identity Makes Them Unique

Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in …

Global Talk Network Expands Educational Experience at St. Raymond

Brandon Delgado is learning about Vietnamese culture—and sharing some of his own experiences—via Zoom with students in Da Nang, Vietnam, thanks to the newly formed Global Talk Network at …