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Only Laws Guarantee Liberty

This month, Americans celebrate the 244th anniversary of our freedom. So, this is the perfect time to recall exactly what our forebears fought for. They did not shed their blood so that we could be …

When Ordination Plans Go Awry, Priesthood Remains

Father Luis M. Silva Cervantes had it all planned. May 23 was marked on a countdown app on his phone for months. After his transitional diaconate ordination, he started to make a list of guests for …

First Step to Healing: Do No Harm

Our country is ailing. First came coronavirus, and then a different kind of dis-ease: the unspeakably callous killing of George Floyd, the demonstrations and riots that followed, and the protests …

The Classroom of COVID-19

We will be chatting about it for a long, long time. Our kids and grandkids will ask us about the dreaded COVID-19 plague.It’s not over yet, I realize. But it’s not too premature to ponder …

‘No Tengan Miedo’

En el conocido relato de la tempestad calmada (Cf., Mc 4, 35-41), los discípulos le increpan a Jesús: “Maestro, ¿No te importa que perezcamos”? (Mc 4, 38) Aquellos hombres habían bregado …

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20 Elementary Schools Will Not Reopen, Three Others to Merge Amid Covid-19 Crisis

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools today announced 20 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York will be unable to reopen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, three Catholic schools in Orange County will merge on one campus.

Bishop James Massa Appointed Rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has announced the appointment of Bishop James Massa as the rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, effective July 16. Bishop Massa is an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and a former member of the faculty of the seminary, 2012-2015.

Ordination of Two Priests Was ‘Like a Booster Shot’ for the Archdiocese, Cardinal Says

With coronavirus protocols in place, Cardinal Dolan ordained two men to the priesthood—one for the Archdiocese of New York, the other for the Idente Missionaries—June 26 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

‘Faith March 4 Justice’ Draws Interfaith Participants in Washington Heights

An interfaith rally, march and prayer vigil in Manhattan June 7 emphasizing solidarity against racism featured participation from Catholic clergy and parishioners. The event, called Faith March 4 …

Ordination Profiles

Father Luis M. Silva Cervantes He Aspired to a Priestly Vocation Early in His Native Mexico By ARMANDO MACHADO The place of vocation aspiration for Father Luis M. Silva Cervantes was the …

Padre Luis M. Silva Cervantes Aspiró Desde Temprano a una Vocación Sacerdotal en Su México Natal

El lugar de aspiración vocacional para el padre Luis M. Silva Cervantes fue la ciudad de Guadalajara, en el estado de Jalisco en su México natal. El lugar para la realización de …
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Archbishop Coakley: Loans Keep ‘Essential Ministries’ Going During National Emergency

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the federal emergency “bridge loans” that dioceses, parishes and other Catholic entities applied for provided a lifeline, allowing “our essential ministries to continue to function in a time of national emergency.”

Faith Leaders Ask Congress to Boost Overseas Pandemic Aid

Three dozen faith-based organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, have asked Congress to immediately fund efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic around the world.

Cardinal Dolan: Broad Criticism of NYPD Unfairly Tarnishes Police Officers

Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.

Court Says Tax Credit Program Can’t Exclude Religious Schools

In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution.
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‘Fe Marcha por La Justicia’ Atrae Participantes Interreligiosos en Washington Heights

Una manifestación interreligiosa, marcha y vigilia de oración el 7 de junio en Manhattan, haciendo hincapié en la solidaridad contra el racismo, contó con la …

Schools Coverage

Salesian President Recognizes Class of 2020 with Home Visits

Father John Serio, S.D.B., took a good idea a step further. The president of Salesian High School in New Rochelle traveled through Westchester County and the Bronx over an 11-day period to personally …
Editor's Report

To the Class of 2020

This one is for the Class of 2020, especially those graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. You might notice that the members of the Class of 2020 across the …

High School Graduate Profiles

Catholic New York editors and reporters interviewed five graduating seniors from Catholic high schools around the archdiocese about their high school experience, how they have coped during the …

Cardinal Tells Graduates Looking Up to God Serves Them ‘Very Well’

These past months of isolation amid stay-at-home restrictions necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic, “we’ve learned to look a lot,” Cardinal Dolan said in a YouTube video …

School Renamed John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers has changed its name to John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School to reflect its mission of preparing young people for success in both the academic …

Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Each year, Catholic New York salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. Each school’s …