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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
After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution on hold, and it denied two other last-minute requests to postpone the execution. 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
The following statement was released by Cardinal Dolan on the “McCarrick Report,” issued today by the Vatican. more
As he watched more than 200 people stream into a lecture hall at Fordham University in the Bronx on a sunny Saturday, Father Brian E. McWeeney said, “It’s a positive thing to see the laity taking … more
Cardinal Dolan, celebrating Midnight Mass at Christmas at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dec. 25, began his homily with a prayer he said he learned as a boy and has whispered ever since. more
The contrast in actions in Albany and the archdiocese on behalf of the preborn was palpable. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act during the early evening of Jan. 22, the 46th … more
ArchCare at St. Teresa on Staten Island will open this summer to house independent young adults with autism spectrum disorder, ArchCare President and CEO Scott LaRue said at a press conference Jan. … more
Having attended a world-class retreat led by Pope Francis, New York archdiocesan pilgrims returned from World Youth Day Panama 2019 renewed in their faith journey, and cherishing the moment as a … more
"The Church needs you as it needed those first deacons,” Cardinal Dolan told 14 men of the archdiocese before ordaining them to the permanent diaconate at a Mass June 15 at St. Patrick’s … more
Although Mary would not be considered an “influencer,” like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting “in the love and promises of God, … more
Calvary@Home is a growing mission still trying to get its word out to share its services with patients and their families. The program cared for 3,222 patients in 2018, compared to the 3,015 … more
It was a birthday party for the ages, as the Paulist Fathers celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of their founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P. Father Eric Andrews, C.S.P., … more
Maria Angeles, 71, eagerly took part in the New York archdiocesan pilgrimage to the nation’s capital for this year’s March for Life. She is an avid supporter of protecting unborn … more
St. Patrick came to Ireland as an immigrant, though an unwilling one, having been captured as a teenager from his home in what is now Britain and sold into slavery in Ireland. Alone for hours tending … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson June 9 with about 650 parishioners who were excited about his visit and the parish name … more
One of the Church’s sacred missions is to provide a home, “a home for worship, a home for life, a home for love,” Cardinal Dolan said in welcoming remarks at the Mass he offered for the New … more
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