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If passed, the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives would provide newly arrived Afghans with an opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee. more
Nuclear-weapon-free zones model a way forward toward a world free of nuclear weapons, said Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations. more
Sister Jean Fallon, M.M., has been designated as an Ambassador of Peace by Pax Christi USA. In celebration of Pax Christi USA’s 50th anniversary, the Pax Christi USA National Council commissioned … more
Msgr. Jeffrey P. Conway, administrator of St. Patrick’s parish on Staten Island, where he previously had served as pastor, died peacefully Aug. 6. He was 74. more
Nigerian officials identified six suspects arrested in connection with the June 5 attack that killed 40 people at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo. more
Father Peter C. Scaramuzzo, who served as parochial vicar at six parishes in the archdiocese, died July 29 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn. He was 82.Cardinal Dolan offered a … more
Sister Kathleen Tracey, S.C., who served for 64 years as a professor of biology and administrator at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx, died July 21 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs … more
Father Bartholomew “Bart” Daly, M.H.M., who served twice as a pastor and as vicar for religious in the archdiocese, died Aug. 6 at Wexford General Hospital in County Wexford in his native … more
Sister Ellen Quirke, S.C., who served as a social worker in the Community Medicine Program at St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center in Manhattan for 18 years, died July 9 at Kittay Senior Apartments … more
Sister Teresa Ann Lilly, M.M., who was a missioner to Guatemala for 33 years, died July 25 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 94. She was in Guatemala, 1989-2004, 1976-1986 and … more
Father John S. Kostek, who served as pastor and administrator of parishes on Staten Island during the latter part of his active ministry, died July 28. He was 80. Father Kostek was pastor of St. … more
Deacon Tom Cornell, a co-founder of Pax Christi USA as well as the Catholic Peace Fellowship and a longtime associate of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day, died Aug. 1. He was 88. He died at … more
St. Patrick’s parish in Yorktown Heights held its annual picnic July 17, the first since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. more
I was appalled to read the editorial titled Pope’s Penitential Pilgrimage (CNY, July 28). The pilgrimage of Pope Francis from Rome to Canada at age 85, to apologize and beg forgiveness to … more
I thought the article written by Bishop Byrne was excellent (CNY, July 14). One of his comments that resonated with me was the idea that atheism is now in fact a state religion. I have often … more
In contrast to the Catholic official response to the Supreme Court’s overturn of its Roe v. Wade decision was the desultory commentary on the court's New York gun law ruling. I find troubling your … more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee praised the Senate for tackling environmental concerns and lowering drug prices by passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. more
Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Hungarian Father Péter Oros, who was killed at the height of the Cold War by Soviets in Ukraine. more
Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez offered a message of love to the world Aug. 7 even as he continued to be detained by police inside a church building in Matagalpa. more
Proposed federal regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act will mean “woke” political correctness will trump medical and ethical considerations, likely exacerbating a nursing and physician shortage in the U.S. more
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