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Judge Peter M. Forman addresses graduates of Judicial Diversion during a commencement ceremony Jan. 9 in his courtroom at the Dutchess County Courthouse in Poughkeepsie. Father Richard Smith, pastor … more
Three neighboring Dutchess County parishes are proving it’s beneficial to join together for a cause. St. Columba and St. Denis, both in Hopewell Junction, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in … more
Members of Catholic New York’s editorial department selected favorite books they’ll be reading, and perhaps giving, this Christmas season. The selections offer reading pleasures ranging from Pope Francis’ answers to questions from children around the world to a first-time novel by CNY’s Juliann DosSantos about the adventures, and misadventures, of a rookie Catholic journalist. Former Jets quarterback and current Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow offers a spiritual prescription for finding your true identity, and readers facing loss may find comfort in Margaret Carlson’s “The Christmas Angel Project.” more
For years, I had passed by the grounds of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt. I was always struck by the beauty of the motherhouse, and intrigued by the women who lived there. more
Dr. Joseph E. Nyre will become president of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., Aug. 1. He has served as president of Iona College in New Rochelle since 2011. The appointment was … more
Cardinal Dolan last week suspended two priests of the archdiocese, Father Peter Miqueli and Father Michael J. O’Leary. Both are prohibited from celebrating Mass and administering “any and all” … more
When the archdiocesan capital campaign, Renew + Rebuild, was launched in 2016, Cardinal Dolan entrusted it to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “As usual, … more
For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February more
At a Venezuelan restaurant in New Rochelle, students from The Ursuline School in the Westchester city met last week to have a meal and talk about what the Venezuelan food crisis means to them, and how they are raising awareness in the United States and raising funds to provide a daily “arepa” breakfast for school children at Corazon de Maria school in a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. more
The annual White Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 26 gave Cardinal Dolan, the principal celebrant, the opportunity to recognize and thank Catholic health care workers for their service … more
Jaclyn Travaglini thought she knew what to expect as a second-generation family participant before a dose of the unexpected left her emotional as she reflected on the 25th annual Capuchin Appalachian … more
Two hundred years ago, three sisters from a very young congregation—the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Md., founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton—came to New York City to care for orphans. They … more
The 1,500 people attending the annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral were told that living out the liturgy’s theme of “Share the Journey” meant “sharing … more
One of the archdiocese’s brightest success stories in recent years has been the formation and development of its Young Adult Outreach, which uses a strong network and a personal touch to support … more
El arzobispo Roberto González Nieves, OFM, de San Juan, Puerto Rico, quien sirvió como sacerdote en el Bronx en la década de los ochenta, ofreció palabras de esperanza a los fieles reunidos en la … more
NYPD Detective Steven McDonald died on Jan. 10. In the following days, his life was commemorated throughout our nation and in places around the world for his advocacy of forgiveness and reconciliation. McDonald lived for more than 30 years as a quadriplegic, after being shot in the line of duty at age 29 by a teenage assailant in Central Park. His wife, Patti Ann, was 23 at the time of the shooting, and she was three months pregnant with their son, Conor. At Conor’s baptism, McDonald wrote of the young man who shot him in a statement read by Patti Ann, “I forgive him and hope that he can find peace and purpose in his life.” This interview, conducted on behalf of The Christophers, and published here with permission, took place two weeks after Steven McDonald’s death. more
Elders from a tribe in northern India stared across a river swollen with monsoon rains at Bishop George Palliparampil, S.D.B., of the Diocese of Miao who was on his way to their remote village to … more
Forty days after Hurricane Maria battered the island of Puerto Rico, Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn brought financial support, prayerful solidarity and the family love of New York’s Puerto Rican Catholic community on their pastoral visit to Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and the people of Puerto Rico this week. more
Wally Wych is excited for what’s ahead after he began his term as state deputy of the New York State Council Knights of Columbus July 1. Wych was elected to lead the 86,000 members of the … more
St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty will remain open and transition from a pre-k through fourth grade school to a pre-k through kindergarten early childhood center beginning this fall. more
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