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Thank you, Catholics of the archdiocese. As we prepare this final issue of Catholic New York, we want to express our deep gratitude to those who shared and supported our mission these last 41 … more
The Second Vatican Council, convened by Pope John XXIII to address the role of the Church in the modern world, was an epic event when it opened Oct. 11, 1962. It came at the start of an era that … more
Pope Francis did not mince words last Sunday with his appeal for an immediate end to the war in Ukraine. It was not his first time calling for an end to the fighting that began with Russian … more
It takes a special kind of person to become a missionary, to leave the familiarity and comforts of home to serve others in far-off developing lands where, at best, you may not be welcome or, at … more
Help for expectant mothers, children and families in general is the focus of this year’s annual Labor Day statement from the U.S. Catholic bishops. It’s something of a departure from the usual … more
In a troubling sign for Central America, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government crackdown on critics has focused increasingly on the country’s Catholic Church leaders. Bishop Rolando … more
It’s a long way from Rome to Maskwacis, Alberta, in western Canada, but Pope Francis— whose mobility is faltering at age 85—believed his mission was important enough to undertake the 10-hour … more
Baseball fans know that the mid-summer All-Star break is starting this weekend, with a full schedule of game-related events leading to the All-Star Game itself on Tuesday. The American/National … more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade was a great victory for the pro-life movement and an answer to the prayers and hard work of those committed to the pro-life cause … more
The three-year National Eucharistic Revival will launch in parishes of the archdiocese with Corpus Christi processions on Sunday, June 19, the day that’s observed as the Solemnity of the Most Holy … more
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time. After two horrendous back-to-back mass shootings in 10 days that took 21 innocent lives in an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and 10 in a Buffalo supermarket, … more
With the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision seemingly on the brink of being overturned, the New York State bishops’ statement reaffirming and expanding a longstanding pledge of Church support … more
Cardinal Dolan’s words of comfort and support were a bright spot for the Ukrainian refugees he met on his whirlwind visit this past week to war-ravaged Ukraine and the bordering nations of Poland … more
If a man from Mars had landed in New York these last few weeks, he’d likely have concluded that there were only two items in the $220 billion state budget signed April 9 by Gov. Kathy … more
With the observance of Palm Sunday this weekend, Catholics around the world will enter Holy Week, the most sacred time in the Church’s liturgical calendar. It commemorates the final week of … more
How should Catholics demonstrate their faith as they engage with the wider community and the world? How do we want others to see us and our Church? How do we live as Christians in the 21st … more
The people of Ukraine and their young president, Volodymyr Zelensky, have shown the world what courage and heroism look like. We’re marveling at their gutsy stance, standing up to Ukraine’s … more
It’s an exciting and blessed time for the archdiocese as we await the episcopal ordinations of our two newest auxiliary bishops, Bishop-elect John Bonnici and Bishop-elect Joseph … more
They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more
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