Marriage Prep Faux Pas

Last month I highlighted some important topics that engaged couples should discuss before getting married. For example, the priest, deacon or parish specialist who is preparing them to receive the …

Coming Together in New York to Spur Christian Unity

My visits to St. John the Divine Cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have been few. A recent trip, on Sept. 8, will stay with me for some time …

Preparing for the Church’s Embrace

These recent weeks have been “back to school” for so many of our youth, providing yet another occasion for us to celebrate …

Living Long, Living Well

A few days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, I visited another nonagenarian, one whom I know very …

La Comida Familiar en la Iglesia

Consciente de que los católicos en los Estados Unidos hemos emprendido un Avivamiento Eucarístico, el mes pasado ofrecí un …

Archdiocesan News

Archbishop Wester Reflects on Nuclear Disarmament at UN Service

At the United Nations Annual Prayer Service, Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, N.M., offered a reflection, “A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament.”  The multi-language …

Maiden Voyage Awaits

The new Staten Island Ferry boat, the Dorothy Day, is towed in New York waters Sept. 16 en route to Caddell Dry Dock, Staten Island, for cleaning, more trials and training. Named for a New Yorker …

Marking Respect Life Month Throughout the Archdiocese 

Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 2, begins Respect Life Month: a time to intentionally pray for the protection of all human life. There are opportunities in your area to participate in Life Chains, a …

Cardinal Egan Catholic Center at NYU Marks A Decade With Appreciation, Gratitude

Cardinal Dolan expressed appreciation to his predecessor Cardinal Edward Egan and recalled the night the Cardinal Egan Catholic Center at New York University was blessed and dedicated as he addressed …
National/International News

Pope Tells Putin: Stop the War

With “rivers of blood and tears” still flowing in Ukraine and with the increasing threat of the use of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis begged Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Stop this spiral of violence and death.”

Catholic Leaders Preview Supreme Court Docket

The Supreme Court begins its new term Oct. 3, jumping right back into the fray with cases that take on affirmative action, voting, immigration, the environment and freedom of speech.

Food Cannot Be Used as ‘Bargaining Chip,’ Pope says

The international community can no longer ignore the cries of the poor and the hungry who fall victim to food loss and waste, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Parolin Calls Putin’s Nuclear Threat ‘Repugnant’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warnings that he would consider using nuclear weapons is a “repugnant threat” that shows the urgency of moving to eliminate nuclear weapons from arsenals around the world, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

Florida Continues With Rescue Efforts as Hurricane Ian Heads North

Authorities in Florida continued rescue efforts Sept. 30, and Catholic parishes and dioceses in the U.S. moved rapidly to collect aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian as President Joe Biden said it could take years to rebuild what was destroyed.
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Catholic High School Guide 2022

Spellman President Running to Raise Money for School

Dan O’Keefe is drumming up school spirit for homecoming weekend at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx.

Three Catholic Schools Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries at Start of Academic Year

Students of Dominican Academy, an all-girls school in Manhattan, attend Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan Sept. 12 at St. Vincent Ferrer Church to mark the academy’s 125th anniversary.

Building Community Begins With Faith at Fishkill Catholic School

Principal Tom Hamilton of St. Mary’s School in Fishkill sounded ready for the opening day of school even before the Labor Day weekend …

Catholic Schools Focusing on Eucharistic Renewal 

“The construction paper is hung, the supplies are out and we’re just standing at the door waiting for the children to come in so that we can welcome them, embrace them and spend an entire …

Two Cardinal Hayes Students Join Others as Pilgrims, Volunteers in Lourdes

Brother Bill Sherlog, C.F.C., and two of his students from Cardinal Hayes High School recently traveled with other pilgrims on a trip to the Lourdes shrine in France, a journey that one of the Hayes …

2022-2023 Secondary Schools Calendar

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