Goodbye, CNY

This is the column I hoped I would never have to write. As I sit here on Tuesday morning, our final deadline day, my assignment is to close up shop at Catholic New York, my workplace of the past 27 …

In Other Words…

One morning in late September 1981, I entered the newsroom of Catholic New York in Manhattan and walked to my desk. On top of it, and on top of every other desk, fresh from the press, lay the first …

A World Without Rules?

Let us stipulate that the terms “international community” and “rules-based international order” have often been reduced to meaningless word-salads. Let’s further stipulate that some who …

Los Ángeles, Realidad de Su Existencia

¿Existen realmente los ángeles o son simples personificaciones de ciertos atributos y acciones divinas? La pregunta tiene sentido, pues, ya desde los tiempos de Jesús, había quienes negaban la …

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Goodbye, CNY

This is the column I hoped I would never have to write. As I sit here on Tuesday morning, our final deadline day, my assignment is to close up shop at Catholic New York, my workplace of the past 27 …

What’s in a Name? Quite a Lot, Actually

The following memo was written to then-Father Edwin F. O’Brien, the director of communications for the archdiocese, by Gerald M. Costello, the founding editor in chief of Catholic New York, on …

Commissioning of Ferry Boat Recalls Dorothy Day’s Legacy of Peace, Justice

Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, said her grandmother “loved the Staten Island Ferry, so what an honor to have one named after her.” “In these days of global …

“The Apostles said to the Lord, ‘Make our faith greater.’” Luke 17:5 (GNT)

It’s hard to be the one to take action. In most situations we want others to do the hard work, to forge new ground. It’s easier to follow and to be comfortable knowing that someone has …
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‘Fraternal Dialogue,’ More Prayer Have Place on Bishops’ Assembly Agenda

Gathered in Baltimore for their fall general assembly Nov. 14-17, the bishops elected new leadership, heard about the crisis in Ukraine and what’s facing migrants at the U.S. southern border.

‘Hurry Up, Lord’ and Bring Peace to Ukraine, Pope Prays

“We can pray for Ukraine by saying, ‘Hurry up, Lord,’” Pope Francis told visitors and pilgrims at his weekly general audience.

Darkness, Desolation Invite People to Draw Closer to God, Pope Says

Moments of difficulty and desolation are opportunities for praying, drawing closer to Jesus and discerning the right path, Pope Francis said.
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Catholic School Educators Refresh Faith at Spirituality Day

Marie O’Shea is a principal, and Zachary Silva is a student. Both understood the importance of the message delivered to Catholic school teachers and administrators at Spirituality Day Oct. 20 …

Rockland School Celebrates

Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass on Oct. 27 to mark the 65th anniversary of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia. 
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On Staten Island, Borough President Shows Catholic School Support

The visit by Staten Island Borough President Vito J. Fossella to Blessed Sacrament School was rather remarkable, both for what he said and for what he did, at the Oct. 24 press briefing. Cardinal …

New York Catholic Schools Reach Out to Help Schools in Florida Diocese

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York are stepping forward with prayer and service to assist schools in the Diocese of Venice, Fla., affected by Hurricane Ian. The category-4 storm with …

Archdiocesan Superintendent, NYC Chancellor Tour Each Other’s Schools

Seventh-grader Ronald Mendez, 12, could not have asked for a more prestigious first day at his new school, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Manhattan,  Oct. 4. In history class, he and a few new …

Spellman President’s 101-Mile Run Inspires Students to Follow His Lead

Richard Salonia was jogging around the track at Cardinal Spellman High School with school president Dan O’Keefe and asked why he was running 101 miles to raise money for the school’s athletics and activities program.

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