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Living as Easter Catholics

It was a joy for many to be together in church for Holy Week and Easter this year. Considering that the best we could do was watch on television last year, we no longer take gathering together for …

A Personal Reflection on Baptism

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Easter season is the celebration of the sacraments of initiation. It is a highlight of the Easter Vigil welcoming new believers at the font for Baptism or …

An Unexpected Gift Brings Joy

One of the great joys—and occasional challenges—of being a writer is getting letters from readers via email, social media and even snail mail. Those messages often lift my spirits and …

The Hand-Me-Down: a Love Letter That Endures

There are echoes of Romeo and Juliet, but the ending is happier. This story of forbidden love took place long ago on a Mediterranean island—1870s Sicily, to be exact. Elizabeth Lagudice was a …

The World Episcopate and the German Apostasy

As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first millennium, the era of the Church Fathers, were the golden age of the Catholic episcopate. …

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Staten Island Ferry Boat Named for Dorothy Day to Sail Next Year

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced March 25 that one of the three new Staten Island Ferry boats transporting people between Staten Island and lower Manhattan will be named for Catholic Worker Movement …

NYU Students Share Conversations, Prayers With City’s Homeless

Sebastian Jamshahi is in a growing relationship with God, which he is able to share with the homeless on New York City’s streets through the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) …

Mass at Bronx Church Remembers Covid-19 Victims, Offers Solace for Mourners

As names of their loved ones lost to Covid-19 were read from the altar at St. John-Visitation Church, a muted gong sounded and dozens of people made their way up the sun-drenched main aisle to …

ArchCare Partners With Montefiore for PACE Participants

ArchCare President and CEO Scott LaRue told CNY that ArchCare will be capable of doubling its 850 participants in ArchCare’s Senior Life Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) …
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Archbishop Hebda Encourages Prayers, Peace After Fatal Police Shooting

After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minn., following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis urged prayers for justice and peace.

Major Vatican Conference on Priesthood Slated for 2022

Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February 2022.

President Biden Announces Commission to Study Potential Changes to Supreme Court

President Joe Biden signed an executive order April 9 announcing the formation of a commission to look into possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including the idea of expanding the court or instituting term limits for justices.

Pope Calls All Catholics to Be Missionaries of God's Mercy

Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus’ divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God’s love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said.

London Cardinal Leads Catholics in Mourning Death of Prince Philip

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster led Catholics of England and Wales in mourning the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

After a Too-long Lent, Cardinal Czerny Gives Ideas for an Extended Easter Season

After what feels like “a truly trying Lent of 400-plus days” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Christians need to “envisage and embrace” a season of Easter faith and hope that goes beyond the traditional 50 days, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.
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Misa en Honor a San Oscar Romero Celebrada en la Catedral de San Patricio

En una misa en español en honor a San Oscar Romero, el mártir fue elogiado por su dedicado liderazgo y tremenda valentía, su habilidad natural para empatizar con otros y ser la voz de los más pobres y marginados, y la gran fe y convicción que guió dichas virtudes. La primera misa anual de San Romero en la Catedral de San Patricio se celebró el Domingo …

Misa Conmemorativa en Iglesia del Bronx Recuerda a las Víctimas del Covid-19 y Ofrece Consuelo a los Dolientes

Mientras se leían los nombres de sus seres queridos perdidos por el Covid-19 en el altar de la iglesia de San Juan-Visitación, un gong mudo sonaba y docenas de personas subían por el pasillo …

El Programa de Becas Don Bosco Scholars Ayuda a que los Sueños Universitarios de los Adolescentes se Hagan Realidad

En el Centro Comunitario de Don Bosco en Port Chester, los adolescentes de familias de bajos ingresos reciben una guía vital a través del programa de becas Don Bosco Scholars para …

Misa El 28 De Marzo Para Santo Oscar Romero

Una misa honrando al Santo Oscar Romero de El Salvador está programada para el Domingo de Ramos, 28 de marzo, en la catedral de San Patricio. Romero, arzobispo de San Salvador, fue asesinado …
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Stepinac Thespians to Take the Stage  In Live Outdoor Performances in June

After a year in the dark, Stepinac Theatre at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains is returning with the spring production of the Tony-winning musical “Pippin.” The return …

Special Attention

Cardinal Dolan visited Good Shepherd School in the Inwood section of Manhattan March 12. Fox & Friends, a national morning show on FOX News, aired a piece March 15 about Catholic schools’ …

Schumer Praised for Work on Rescue Plan Act to Assist Catholic Schools

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act may bring federal aid to the 175 Catholic schools in the archdiocese, thanks to the work done by Cardinal Dolan and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the …
Editor's Report

Adoration Chapel Brings Spiritual Graces to Iona Prep Community

When Libby Giordano was approached to become involved as weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began at Iona Prep in New Rochelle on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, 2019, she …

Child Nutrition Program Serving Students at School, Home This Year

The archdiocesan schools’ Child Nutrition Program adopted an initiative for the 2020-2021 year to assure students will be provided breakfast and lunch each school day whether they were learning …

High School Athletes Safely Returning to Action

John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School in Somers became the first varsity football program in the archdiocese to compete in a 2021 game when it defeated St. Dominic High School of Oyster Bay, …