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Two events embodying the Paschal Mystery bracketed my Easter Sunday. On April 13, my wife and I flew to Paris for Holy Week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and her birthday. We arrived in … more
At a workday assembly, archdiocesan employees at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan heard a report on the archdiocese’s child safety practices and received an overview of how the archdiocese … more
John P. Cahill has been named chancellor of the Archdiocese of New York, becoming the first layperson to hold the position. Cardinal Dolan announced the appointment Oct. 1 during an assembly of … more
Jesus the Healer” (“Jesus el Sanador”) was the timely theme of opening keynote addresses both in English and Spanish at the Sept. 28 New York Catholic Bible Summit. The 10th annual daylong … more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
A special Mass was offered Sept. 26 at Holy Family Church near the United Nations to pray for the victims of the devastating Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The afternoon liturgy was celebrated by … more
El padre Orlando Rodríguez Jr., Sch.P., sacerdote de la Orden de las Escuelas Pías (o Padres Escolapios), fue ordenado el 29 de agosto en la Iglesia del Santísimo Salvador en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El nuevo padre llego el 4 de septiembre a la parroquia de la Anunciación en West Harlem para comenzar con su tarea de párroco. El padre Rodríguez ya había servido en la Anunciación por espacio de un año mientras terminaba sus estudios en el Seminario de San José en Dunwoodie, Yonkers. El padre Rodríguez … more
As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word to people feeling alone or frightened because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said. more
Los organizadores de Lazos de Amor Mariano, LAM (una asociación también conocida en inglés como Bonds of Marian Love) han programado el II Congreso de Fuego Consagrado, un retiro familiar en … more
Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, Pope Francis said. more
For the past three centuries, Western societies have worked hard “to construct a harmonious moral life through human reason alone, without God,” but “it doesn’t work,” Philadelphia … more
El mayor truco que el demonio ha podido hacer es convencer al mundo de que no existe! Conozcan a su enemigo porque es real”. Así lo dijo el padre Joseph Espaillat al dirigirse a los asistentes a la Noche Juvenil Bilingüe del 8 de noviembre. Más de 1.200 jóvenes y adultos jóvenes se reunieron en el College of Mount St. Vincent en el Bronx para el IV Congreso Arquidiocesano de la … more
This year, World Marriage Day, observed annually on the second Sunday of February, will be celebrated Feb. 14, which also is the feast of St. Valentine and which since the eighth century has been a celebration of love and affection. more
“When we speak to our elected officials, we speak as missionary disciples, as followers of Jesus Christ,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles in a Feb. 9 closing message to the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. more
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. more
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Feb. 14 reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships as a means to work with religious and secular organizations to help with Covid-19 and economic recovery and confront systemic racism. more
Citing leading experts in the field of fetal pain, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said the proposed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would end the “excruciating suffering and physical pain of unborn babies” by barring most abortions after 20 weeks gestation. more
The Leo House, a Catholic guesthouse for travelers located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, provides affordable, temporary accommodations with old-world charm—a place where travelers have … more
Marking the sixth anniversary of the beheading of 21 Christians on a beach in Libya, Pope Francis said they gave witness to Christ through their martyrdom. more
Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation to return to Him with one’s whole heart, Pope Francis said. more
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