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HOUSTON -- At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory -- formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII -- allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, "find God in all things." more
A number of statues of Our Lady of Fatima have been carved by the Sanctuary in Portugal to travel throughout the world to spread Our Lady’s Peace Plan and Message of Fatima which is one of prayer, especially the prayer of the Holy Rosary, sacrifice and penance in reparation for sin, and Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the Brown Scapular. The Archdiocese of New York is privileged to receive the sixth statue carved for this purpose. more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Michael J. Deegan as superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York Sept. 17. Deegan, who had served as interim superintendent since April, became superintendent immediately. more
Teen and youth ministers at last weekend's Steubenville NYC youth conference at St. John’s University in Queens found “Belong” to be an apt theme. more
A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
El padre Eric Cruz, director regional del Bronx de Caridades Católicas de la arquidiócesis, ha sido designado para servir también como asesor para la divulgación del trabajo de la oficina … more
“As a pastor I can testify first-hand about the difficulties of our people this past year caused by this terrible pandemic, as they struggle to pay their rent, to buy groceries, to keep the lights and the heat going, purchase medicine, pay even the modest tuition to attend one of our excellent Catholic schools. I am grateful to our priests, parishes, Catholic Charities, ArchCare, and schools for rising to the occasion to provide assistance. more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
As the most sacred time of the year approaches for Christians throughout the world, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan is offering homebound audiences, this Easter, the opportunity to stream the critically acclaimed performance of "The Gospel of John" beginning Holy Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. more
Ryan Greco finds the Catholic Literature and Arts Summer Program (CLASP) a good way to enjoy his two passions. The parishioner of St. Denis in Hopewell Junction is one of about two dozen high school … more
On the flight back to New York from Mexico, Fatima Arcadio, 27, felt very grateful for the spiritual uplift she and others experienced during prayer and reflection at the Basilica of Our Lady of … more
Cardinal Dolan made a pitch today for parents and kids enrolled in Catholic schools and in parish religious education programs to meet him at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls for a minor league ballgame between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Lowell Spinners Monday, June 17, at 7:05 p.m. more
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is continuing to make an impact on the poor in the archdiocese and throughout the world under the leadership of Renato Lima de Oliveira. The society’s … more
The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches us, “There is a time to be silent and a time to speak out.” We of different faiths cannot remain silent after we watched the shattering video of a police officer keeping his knee on the neck of George Floyd who was crying out “I can’t breathe.” Such inhumane treatment of another human being requires a collective response from all people of conscience. The pursuit of justice is a fundamental tenet of our respective religious traditions, and thus we stand together to declare that all life is sacred, and all people are equal before the law in a democratic society. more
With a message of cultural and racial harmony, Cardinal Pedro Barreto, S.J., archbishop of Huancayo, Peru, spoke about the prayerful example of St. Martin de Porres, the Peruvian lay brother who is … more
“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, called me this afternoon at about 2:00 p.m. to express his love, concern and closeness to all the people of New York, especially those who are sick, during the coronavirus outbreak. more
“Nuestro Santo Padre, el Papa Francisco, me llamó esta tarde alrededor de las 2:00 p.m. para expresar su amor, preocupación y cercanía a toda la gente de Nueva York, especialmente a aquellos que están enfermos, durante el brote de coronavirus. more
If great minds had brainstormed how to create a podcast that would jump to No. 1 in Apple’s podcast rankings, they never would have landed on “The Bible in a Year,” joked Jeff Cavins, a Bible scholar and creator of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline. more
After 17 seasons in the NFL, quarterback Philip Rivers will begin his next career as head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., in the Mobile Archdiocese. more
The following statement was released by Cardinal Dolan on the “McCarrick Report,” issued today by the Vatican. more
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