Editorial & Opinion
Scott Hahn Delivers ‘Family’ Talk at St. Joseph’s Seminary

Dr. Scott Hahn, the noted theologian and evangelist, kept it all in the family—the Holy Family, that is—in his public lecture at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Oct. 1. Acknowledging …

Surrender Over Striving

When I signed onto Facebook this week, I found a private message from someone who told me that a Life Lines column I wrote about surrender eight years ago had been instrumental in helping her let go …

Bedtime Stories of Saints: Comfort and Companionship

We never really outgrow the desire for a bedtime story. It just takes different forms when we’re older: Netflix, the evening news, Instagram Stories. But the original cannot be improved upon, …

A Bold Catholic Investment in Inner-City Education

It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway …

Archdiocesan News

Italian American Heritage Hailed at Columbus Mass, Parade

Father Anthony Sorgie opened his homily at the 44th annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with a story many Italian Americans can relate to.

During Respect Life Month, Archdiocese of New York Begins Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative

The Archdiocese of New York is embarking on a major youth suicide prevention initiative beginning during Respect Life Month in October.   One of the principal components organizers are …

Scott Hahn Delivers ‘Family’ Talk at St. Joseph’s Seminary

Dr. Scott Hahn, the noted theologian and evangelist, kept it all in the family—the Holy Family, that is—in his public lecture at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Oct. …

Mamaroneck Parish Rises to Restore What Was Lost in Ida’s Path

Hurricane Ida swept into St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity parish in Mamaroneck last month and unleashed a torrent on the church—rendering it unusable at this time—and numerous homes in the …

Cardinal Gives Thanks for Guardians at Cathedral Mass

The annual Guardian Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral provided the opportunity for an early celebration of the Feast of Guardian Angels as well as to honor and say thank you to police officers, …
National/International News

Recognizing Miracle, Pope Clears Way for Beatification of John Paul I

Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification.

Pilgrims Flock to Beatified Teen’s Tomb in Assisi Ahead of Feast Day

Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for young people today.

Bishop Praises Biden Administration Efforts on Refugee Admissions

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration Oct. 11 praised a plan by President Joe Biden to raise the refugee cap to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022.

By Listening to Holy Spirit, Synod Can Be Process of Healing, Pope Says

A synod calls on everyone to become experts in “the art of encounter” in a way that is uplifting and transformative, Pope Francis said, formally opening the process leading up to the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2023.

Vatican Offers Free E-Book for Family Rosary

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network have a gift for families for the month of October, which is traditionally dedicated to the rosary.
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Anniversary Celebration Benefits Inner-City Scholarship Students

Susan George is thankful to donors and supporters of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund after 200 guests attended the Inner-City Scholarship Fund’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Wave Hill in the …

Maria Regina High School Reflects Toward Goal 

Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale has embarked on a program of rigorous self-study toward Middle States Accreditation, the school announced. Students, parents, faculty, administration, board …

La Salle Academy Offers More St. Francis College Courses

La Salle Academy in Manhattan has extended its partnership with St. Francis College in Brooklyn to enable high school students to enroll in up to five courses that will earn them high school credits …

School Blessing

Cardinal Dolan offered a prayer before blessing and dedicating the new Burke Catholic Academy for students in grades 6 to 8 on the campus of John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen Sept. …

Cardinal's Visit

Cardinal Dolan distributed Communion at the Mass he celebrated during his visit to St. John’s School in Goshen Sept. 24. 

Catholic High School Guide 2021

The 43 Catholic high schools in the archdiocese are places where excellence abounds and students step toward the future in the classroom, on fields of play and in learning about their faith. …