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Editorial & Opinion
Father McGivney’s Beatification a Boost for Priesthood, Knights

When Father Michael McGivney is beatified on Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Conn., it will be a signal honor for the Knights of Columbus, which he founded in 1882, as …

The Toxic Waste of Roe v. Wade

Great Britain’s parliamentary democracy has no constitutional text, but rather a “constitution” composed of centuries of legal traditions and precedents. So when British courts make grave …

Is Anyone Listening?

I often watch the television game show “Jeopardy,” and I find that it can be a mental workout, with plenty of questions I can’t answer. So I was delighted one evening when the final question …

God Can, and Does, Bring Good From Evil

Let me say it again! God can—and does—bring good out of evil.Lord knows, there’s a lot of evil these months. Our city, our beloved country, our world community—yes, even our …

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Brooklyn Diocese ‘Disappointed’ Court Rules Against ‘Strong Case’ for Right to Worship

After a federal judge sided with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in its court fight against the state’s latest restrictions on houses of worship, the Diocese of Brooklyn “is extremely …

Hispanic Ministry Leaders Plan Pastoral Responses to V Encuentro

Hispanic ministry leaders of the archdiocese joined in a national virtual diocesan in-service event designed to complete the V Encuentro process. The final event has opened the way to create a …

Bishop, on Cardinal’s Show, Seeks Prayers, Assistance for Armenians

Bishop Daniel Findikyan is asking for prayers and humanitarian assistance for the people of Armenia who have been in conflict with Azerbaijan since late September.  “I’ve been …

Líderes del Ministerio Hispano Planean Respuestas Pastorales al V Encuentro

Líderes del Ministerio Hispano de la arquidiócesis se unieron a un evento virtual diocesano en servicio a nivel nacional diseñado para completar el proceso del V Encuentro. El …
Our Faith

Judiciary Committee Votes to Send Judge Barrett Nomination to Full Senate

The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court will now go to the full Senate for a confirmation vote, which is expected to take place late Oct. 26. Only 51 one votes are needed for confirmation.

HHS Ensures Hospital Patients Have Access to Spiritual Care Amid Pandemic

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty praised the Department of Health and Human Services for resolving discrimination complaints over two hospitals’ refusal to let patients have access to the sacraments of baptism and the anointing of the sick during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court Order Allows Census Count to End

The Supreme Court, in an unsigned order Oct. 13, has cleared the path for the Trump administration to end the census count early by blocking a lower court order that had required the government to continue with the U.S. count until the end of October.

Pope, Council of Cardinals Meet Online to Discuss Curia Reform

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals met virtually Oct. 13, discussing the updated draft of a constitution reorganizing the Roman Curia and steps to implement it, the Vatican press office said.
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El Venerable Obispo Alphonse Gallegos, Conocido Como ‘El Obispo de los Barrios’, También Sirvió en Suffern

El obispo Alphonse Gallegos, O.A.R., que celebró misa en la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón en Suffern y después sirvió como obispo auxiliar en la diócesis de Sacramento, California, sufrió de …

Schools Coverage

Celebrating a School Milestone

Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, celebrated the its 165th anniversary Oct. 1.  The school for young women was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1855 and moved to its current location …

Covid-19 Response Coordinator Named To Keep Catholic School Students and Faculty Safe

To ensure the safety of students and faculty, Bridgette R. Mastaglio has been appointed by the superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese as Covid-19 response coordinator.  Ms. …

Educators Went ‘Above and Beyond’ to Reopen Elementary Schools, Superintendent Says

As Catholic elementary school students buckled down at their desks their first full week of classes Sept. 14-18, the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese buckled up in his car for a field …

2020-2021 Elementary Schools Calendar

AUGUST 24 TACHS Registration Opens SEPTEMBER7 Labor Day (Schools Closed)8 First Day of School for Rockland, Ulster/Sullivan/Orange, Dutchess, and NorthernWestchester/Putnam schools9 First Day …

2020-2021 Secondary Schools Calendar

AUGUST24 SAT ExamSEPTEMBER7 Labor Day23 SAT School Exam Day26 SAT ExamOCTOBER1 Census Closes3 SAT Exam9 TACHS Deadline for Applying for ExtendedTime12 Columbus Day (Schools Closed)14 PSAT Exam14 SAT …