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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
The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is always a time to focus on the trappings of love and romance— the flowers, the chocolates, the candlelight dinners. It’s probably more than coincidental, … more
New York City prides itself on being tough, but the senseless shooting last week that took the lives of two young cops has shaken us to our core. Police Officer Jason Rivera was just 22 years old … more
The annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place Jan. 18 to 25. The theme for this year’s octave is the Epiphany: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to … more
A macabre website that encourages the dark thoughts of its suicidal viewers and provides detailed instructions on how to kill themselves is in the crosshairs of a bipartisan group of Washington … more
New York families struggling to afford housing got some good news last week in the form of a bill signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The move, which targets New York City, increases the value … more
There’s lots to say about Dorothy Day, whose cause for sainthood continues to advance, but one of the most pertinent for Catholics in New York is that she lived in our world. While she’s not … more
We’ll say it out loud right here. Cardinal Dolan’s new regional approach to promoting vocations to the priesthood is a terrific idea and we’ll be cheering it on moving forward. The plan, … more
Judging by the numbers that turned out, last week’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines at a national shrine in Middletown was a testament to the strong faith of … more
Cardinal Dolan chose just the right words last Sunday to announce the beginning of preparations for a Synod of Bishops called by Pope Francis to convene in 2023 at the Vatican. The pope, he said, … more
The appointment of Bishop Robert J. Brennan as the 12th Bishop of Brooklyn is good news indeed for the Catholics he’ll serve in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As his neighbors across the … more
Catholic New York has a big anniversary coming up. On Sept. 27, the newspaper celebrates 40 years of bringing the news of the Church in New York to Catholics in the 10 counties of the archdiocese. … more
Our world has changed in many ways in the 20 years since 9/11. The terrorist attacks by hijacked planes that destroyed the Twin Towers and took nearly 3,000 lives shook us to the core. All of us … more
It’s that time of year again. Students, principals, teachers and families everywhere are gearing up for the start of a new academic year, and Catholic schools of the archdiocese are ready to … more
In its two-and-a-half years as an eye-catching centerpiece of Manhattan’s gleaming Hudson Yards complex, the Vessel became a major attraction that drew locals and visitors alike. Thousands each … more
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