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Thankful Sendoff for His Priestly Service in Kingston

Parishioners of St. Mary-St. Peter in Kingston, in the archdiocese’s northern reaches, turned out at the five parish Masses this past weekend to say thank you to Father Daniel Maichiki, a priest …

Embracing What Is

When I arrived at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondack Mountains last month to lead a retreat, I was excited but nervous. As is always the case when I lead a group, I want to be sure I give …

The Hope of the Good News

This has been a difficult year. Whichever way we look at it, either from a secular perspective or a religious one, we will not be sorry to see 2020 end. From the tragic stories about the coronavirus …

Our Balm for 2020: the Communion of Saints

Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some kind of indication that, though …

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Statue in Battery Park City Honors Mother Cabrini’s Devotion

A statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron of immigrants, now stands overlooking the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

Brooklyn Diocese Files Federal Lawsuit Over Violation of Religious Freedom

The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against New York state, charging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion.

New York Clergy, Seminarians Told Preaching Can Help Address Racism

In a special webinar requested by Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana told New York priests, deacons and seminarians “we must preach on racism …

Eight Men to Be Ordained Permanent Deacons at Cathedral Oct. 31

Cardinal Dolan will ordain eight men to the permanent diaconate for the archdiocese at a Mass Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.   Deacon Stephen Broussard, 59, …

Rockville Centre Bishop Says Chapter 11 Decision ‘Not Made Lightly’

Facing more than 200 lawsuits alleging sex abuse filed since New York state lifted the statute of limitations on such cases, the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island Oct. 1 filed “a …
Our Faith

World Mission Sunday Isn’t Canceled Because of Covid-19, Officials Say

The collection taken up in parishes around the globe on World Mission Sunday is “as unique as it is rare” because offerings are made by Catholics in the richest and poorest nations, a Vatican official said.

In Confirmation Hearings, Judge Barrett Stresses Commitment to ‘Rule of Law’

On the fourth day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the Senate Judiciary Committee, with objections from Democratic members, said they would vote on Ms. Barrett’s nomination Oct. 22.

Supreme Court Order Allows Census Count to End

The Supreme Court, in an unsigned order Oct. 13, has cleared the path for the Trump administration to end the census count early by blocking a lower court order that had required the government to continue with the U.S. count until the end of October.

Beatified Teen Showed That Heaven Is Attainable Goal, Cardinal Says

Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi.

Pope, Council of Cardinals Meet Online to Discuss Curia Reform

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals met virtually Oct. 13, discussing the updated draft of a constitution reorganizing the Roman Curia and steps to implement it, the Vatican press office said.

Prayer, Crying Out to God Is Only Source of Salvation, Pope Says

The purpose of crying out to the Lord in prayer is not to get used to suffering, but to remember that God, and not humankind, is the only source of salvation and consolation, Pope Francis said.
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Patrona del Ecuador

El cardenal Dolan y otros miembros del clero oran en silencio ante una estatua de Nuestra Señora de El Cisne en la Catedral de San Patricio del 27 de septiembre durante la misa anual celebrada …

Schools Coverage

Celebrating a School Milestone

Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, celebrated the its 165th anniversary Oct. 1.  The school for young women was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1855 and moved to its current location …

Covid-19 Response Coordinator Named To Keep Catholic School Students and Faculty Safe

To ensure the safety of students and faculty, Bridgette R. Mastaglio has been appointed by the superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese as Covid-19 response coordinator.  Ms. …

Educators Went ‘Above and Beyond’ to Reopen Elementary Schools, Superintendent Says

As Catholic elementary school students buckled down at their desks their first full week of classes Sept. 14-18, the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese buckled up in his car for a field …

2020-2021 Elementary Schools Calendar

AUGUST 24 TACHS Registration Opens SEPTEMBER7 Labor Day (Schools Closed)8 First Day of School for Rockland, Ulster/Sullivan/Orange, Dutchess, and NorthernWestchester/Putnam schools9 First Day …

2020-2021 Secondary Schools Calendar

AUGUST24 SAT ExamSEPTEMBER7 Labor Day23 SAT School Exam Day26 SAT ExamOCTOBER1 Census Closes3 SAT Exam9 TACHS Deadline for Applying for ExtendedTime12 Columbus Day (Schools Closed)14 PSAT Exam14 SAT …