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Anthony Decina will receive the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout merit badge later this year for creating 130 pew dividers at St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Harrison. “It was a … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated an All Saints Day Mass Nov. 1 at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. more
Sal Fabozzi used his passion for basketball to create opportunities in athletics for young athletes with special needs by starting Because We Can Sports on Staten Island. “I love the expressions … more
Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”   The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904 edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. A man named Ignacio … more
Father Philip O’Shea, O.F.M., who served at St. Stephen of Hungary parish in Manhattan for one year, died Nov. 16 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 88. Father O’Shea was at … more
This year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being postponed from stepping off March 17 in response to the coronavirus threat. It is the first postponement in the … more
Chase Piotrowski, a fifth-grade student at Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh, took some time to talk about his joyful interests in an online mentoring program with student government … more
I am a member of the Golden Eagles Senior Club at St. Augustine parish in Ossining. I would like to thank our club coordinators, Nancy Knight and Janice Paganelli, for their continued support during … more
The archdiocesan Catechetical Office recently honored catechists and directors/coordinators of religious education who have achieved milestones in the certification process. The annual Certification … more
As Catholic Relief Services staffers and supporters spent an evening marking 75 years of service in the world, one word recurred: dignity. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, who was chairman of the CRS … more
Last Saturday, February 23, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my appointment as your archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI. When the papal nuncio at the time, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, called to tell … more
As you know, Anne M. Buckley, Catholic New York’s retired editor in chief, died last month at age 87. She devoted her entire working life to the Catholic press, and she was one of the people who … more
Sister Susan Ostrowski, O.P., who taught at Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx in the 1980s, died Nov. 15 at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. She was 65. She taught at Our Lady of Refuge, … more
This is one time that we wish the topic of this column were obsolete before you get a chance to read it. The topic is the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the world’s attention these last … more
In the Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring program, adult mentors continue nurturing their bond with their young mentees even with restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. “We have … more
All black lives matter, from womb to tomb.  If we don’t believe this, cries for justice are nothing but hot air. Also, we all belong to one race—the human race. If we don’t believe this, we … more
Sister Theresa Mary McPartland, O.P., who served as a principal and teacher in the archdiocese, died Dec. 19 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She was 84. Sister Theresa Mary served as principal of … more
At Holy Family School in New Rochelle, a newly constructed image of the Madonna and Child, made almost entirely of buttons, is on display. It is the creative work of Mrs. Jill Holmes, who came on … more
You might notice this issue has a different format than usual. It actually consists of three component sections. The main section, pages 1 to 24, follows an eight-page wrap-around section on the six … more
Sister Mary Heyser, R.S.H.M., who served as alumnae chaplain of Marymount College of Fordham University in Tarrytown for nine years, died Nov. 4 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was … more
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