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Brother Pius Blandino, O.F.M. Cap., who served as a catechist and organist, died April 22 at St. John’s Hospital in Yonkers. He was 82. Brother Blandino, while residing at St. Conrad Friary … more
Sister Marie Murphy, R.D.C., who served at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers for 30 years, died April 13. She was 87. Sister Marie taught at Kennedy Catholic, 1978-1982, and returned … more
Sister Mary Lucille Bridgetts, R.D.C., a longtime teacher at Preston High School in the Bronx, died April 24.  She was 87. Sister Mary Lucille, a master French teacher, served at Preston from … more
Sister Ruth Mitchell, O.P., who served six years at St. Martin de Porres School in Poughkeepsie, died May 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 73. Sister Ruth was a principal and … more
Sister Margaret Keogan, R.D.C., who taught at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Elmsford for more than 50 years, died April 28. She was 87. Sister Margaret began teaching at Our Lady of Mount … more
Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, a former chancellor of the archdiocese and pastor emeritus of St. Clare parish on Staten Island, died May 16. He was 91. He was chancellor of the archdiocese, 1971-1985, … more
Sister Helen Marie Raynor, P.B.V.M., who taught at schools in Manhattan and the Bronx, died April 23 at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab Center in Goshen. She was 81. Sister Helen Marie taught at St. … more
Brother Kevin John Cahill, S.S.P., who served as provincial vocation director for the Society of St. Paul for eight years, died April 6 of the coronavirus at Carmel Richmond Nursing Home on Staten … more
Sister Joan Mary Gleason, P.B.V.M., who served as a principal, teacher and coordinator of religious education in the archdiocese, died May 11 at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab Center in Newburgh. She was … more
El padre Thomas Madden, párroco de la parroquia de San Pedro y Santa María en Haverstraw, ha encontrado como consolar a sus feligreses con mensajes de esperanza durante la crisis del … more
There are many reasons that the long pontificate of St. John Paul II—from his election in 1978 to his death in 2005—was an exceptional period for the Church. He was, of course, a pope of many … more
Father Jeffrey Pomeisl’s devotion to the Rosary goes back a long way. He remembers praying decades of Hail Marys on car trips with his parents and six brothers as a youth. During his … more
We’re still wearing masks, we’re still social-distancing, and we don’t know how long it’s going to last. Coronavirus has the world in its grip, and there is no way to predict when it will … more
As the world and the Church marked the centenary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II May 18, a kaleidoscope of memories shaped my prayer and reflection that day. John Paul II at his dinner table, … more
We do a lot of worrying these trying days. We’re anxious about our own health, and the well-being of those whom we cherish. Preoccupation about when we’ll “get back to normal,” and if life … more
Nos preocupamos mucho en estos días difíciles. Estamos ansiosos por nuestra propia salud y el bienestar de aquellos a quienes apreciamos. La preocupación acerca de cuándo “volveremos a la … more
En el contexto de la epidemia del coronavirus, muchos religiosos y religiosas, sacerdotes y laicos, dedicados al cuidado de los más pobres (proveyéndoles albergue y alimentación, atención médica … more
St. John Paul II was a man of deep prayer, who loved being close to people and loved God’s justice and mercy, Pope Francis said. “Let us pray to him today that he may give all of … more
Father John Wilson answered a call to bring prayer and the sacraments to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic.  Father Wilson, a parochial vicar at St. Patrick’s parish in … more
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