CNS Closure Will Be Felt Deeply

The morning the impending closure of the domestic bureaus of Catholic News Service was announced May 4 began like many others over the years. I had received an email from CNS staffer Carol Zimmermann …

Jesus and the Children, and Everyone Else

It’s springtime, and for many Catholics that means it’s the season for sacraments, especially first Communion. It’s a time of preparation and prayer, of observing beloved traditions and …

A New Patron Saint for Catholic Journalism

ROME—Catholic journalists around the world are now able to count one of their number among the saints, as Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, was …

El Peligro de los Integrismos Religiosos

La Iglesia, guiada por el Espíritu Santo, es plenamente consciente de la novedad traída por Cristo. La salvación, como dice el apóstol Pablo, nos viene por la fe en Jesucristo, y no por el …

Archdiocesan News

Catholic New York to Publish Last Issue Nov. 17

Catholic New York, the biweekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of New York, will publish its final issue Nov. 17, as the archdiocese moves toward unveiling a new digital communications program that will begin in late 2022 or early 2023.

New York Bishops Recommit to Pro-life Outreach, Ask All Catholics to Join Them

The Catholic bishops of New York state said May 12 that regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court decides about Roe v. Wade in its final ruling on the Dobbs case from Mississippi, "abortion in New …

Hacia un Futuro Provida en el Empire State

La historia de salvación de la humanidad cambió para siempre cuando una pobre y devota muchacha judía de Galilea dijo sí a la vida y puso en marcha el nacimiento, el …

Parishioners’ Devotion to Our Lady of Mercy Brings New Statue to Holy Cross in the Bronx

Maribel Taveras, a parishioner of Holy Cross in the Bronx, is honored to have taken part in arranging for a replica of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy) made for her parish. …
National/International News

Buffalo Bishop Lays Flowers, Personal Prayer at Mass Shooting Memorial

Bishop Michael W. Fisher of Buffalo joined mourners outside a Tops grocery store where 10 people were killed and three others were injured in what law enforcement authorities said was a racially motivated crime.

Do Not Be Afraid to Vent to God, Have Faith in His Justice, Pope Says

Pope Francis praised the way people have faced the trials and losses in their lives with a firmness of faith in God’s promises and love.

Vatican’s Foreign Minister Travels to Ukraine

Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican foreign minister, was set to visit Ukraine May 18-20, meeting with Church and government officials, people displaced by the war and towns destroyed by Russian bombings.

Saints’ Lives Prove God’s Love for All, Pope Says at Canonization Mass

The lives of the saints prove that holiness is not an unreachable goal accomplished by a select few but comes from acknowledging and sharing God’s love, Pope Francis said.
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Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala Raises Record-Breaking $1.6 Million

Evan Cardona used his speech May 10 at the 45th annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan as an opportunity to say thank you for his Catholic school education made possible by the scholarship fund.

Eighth-Graders Grateful for Catholic School Lessons at Cathedral Mass

Looking back with pride and ahead to continued growth in her faith, Ascension School student Mariana Turpin joined classmates May 6 at the Eighth-Grade Graduation Mass for Manhattan Region Catholic Schools at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Schools Breakfast

The Catholic School Region of Rockland celebrated its third annual Catholic Schools Breakfast for 335 guests at the Hilton Pearl River March 31. More than $60,000 was raised to support scholarships, …

Archbishop Stepinac Inducts Seven Hall of Famers

Archbishop Stepinac High School welcomed seven alumni and benefactors to its Hall of Fame during a recent ceremony at the all-boys school in White Plains.