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A U.S. Department of Agriculture recalculation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and a major increase in the benefit for those in need “will be a meaningful improvement in the lives of millions of people who rely on SNAP for basic nutrition,” Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City said Aug. 21. more
Four priests have been appointed as pastors, and another has been named a professor of canon law at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, the Cardinal’s Office announced. The appointments became … more
Cardinal Dolan will offer Mass to raise awareness for the persecuted Christians in Africa at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. The Mass is being celebrated on the Feast of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption and to recognize the centennial celebration of the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Aug. 15. “It … more
Two Salesians of Don Bosco were ordained to the priesthood and one to the transitional diaconate June 26 at St. John Bosco Church in Port Chester. They were Fathers Leonard Carlino, S.D.B., and … more
As New York state plans for the upcoming academic year, Catholic schools in the archdiocese are preparing for schools to be fully open and in-person for the fall with no remote or hybrid learning. more
Love & Responsibility in NYC returns on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. this summer with a slate of renowned speakers and musicians. more
Carla Harris, a longtime parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem, was awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal, a renowned honor given to American Catholics. She received the medal during the university’s commencement ceremony May 23. 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
The archdiocesan Catechetical Office’s Family Catechesis Advisory Committee and William H. Sadlier Publishing are sponsoring a virtual Lenten retreat Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
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The 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day public cultural event featuring panel discussions, artistic performances and special exhibits, will be held virtually Friday to Sunday, Feb. 12-14. The conference will be broadcast live online in collaboration with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan and made available on the New York Encounter website, www.newyorkencounter.org more
The following statement was released Friday, Jan. 29, by the Archdiocese of New York: 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
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
Catholic schools in the archdiocese, along with several Catholic school parents, have filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the New York City Department of Education to live up to its legal obligation to provide Covid-19 testing for its students, as required by New York state law. The case was filed Nov. 18 in New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island. A hearing is set for Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. more
The following statement was released by Cardinal Dolan on the “McCarrick Report,” issued today by the Vatican. more
Since the re-opening of our churches last summer, I’ve made it a point to visit, unannounced, various parishes, in order to celebrate Mass and spend some time with parishioners. At each visit, I am not allowed to enter the church until my temperature is taken; ushers are there to distribute face masks to anyone who has left theirs at home. Hand sanitizing stations are located around the church, and social distancing and crowd limitations are enforced. When Mass is over, I slip back into the church, and always find eight or so parishioners already hard at work, scrubbing and sanitizing the pews, door handles, and altar area before the next Mass. more
The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against New York state, charging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion. more
The Catholic vote and the coronavirus subtly headlined the annual fundraiser of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Oct. 1, livestreamed from the Manhattan residence of Cardinal Dolan due to Covid-19. 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
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