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The majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to side with a former high school football coach April 25 who said his postgame prayers on the field—that cost him his job— amounted to private speech and not the public school’s endorsement of religion. more
Ukrainian Catholics in New York celebrated Easter with prayers that Christ’s triumph over death will also signify victory over everything evil happening in their home country. more
There is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” nation because wickedness can be found everywhere, Pope Francis said. more
Teachers and administrators working full time in a Catholic school in one of three New York metropolitan-area dioceses are eligible for a new scholarship program at St. John’s University. more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its Committee on Migration have voiced their support for the Biden administration’s “Uniting for Ukraine” initiative to welcome Ukrainian refugees coming to the United States. more
The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations called on every Russian religious figure, regardless of confessional affiliation, to make public and private requests to Russian authorities to organize the evacuation of civilians and wounded defenders of Mariupol. more
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki said the life and work of Project Rachel founder Vicki Thorn, who died unexpectedly April 20, stand “as a living testimony to an unwavering and unconditional defense of life at all stages, and to the mercy of God’s love.” more
Pope Francis and the Vatican are urging world leaders to listen to the people’s cry for peace, and they have backed an appeal by the head of the United Nations for an Easter truce in Ukraine. more
On April 21, Texas executed a 78-year-old inmate, Carl Buntion, by lethal injection shortly after the governor of Tennessee temporarily blocked the execution of a 72-year-old prisoner, Oscar Smith, citing issues with preparations of the lethal drugs to be used. more
The Vatican will never stop its diplomatic efforts to mediate an end to the war against Ukraine, Pope Francis said. more
As coronavirus restrictions continue to lift, multitudes of faithful joined celebrations in parish churches across the archdiocese throughout Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum, portrayed here through … more
During Lent, more than 2,000 people representing the 12 deaneries of the archdiocese gathered in person with fellow parishioners to pray and provide Synodal input at the Synod listening sessions. There was one in-person session per deanery. more
At St. Rita of Cascia Church in the Bronx, Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Mass featuring a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis that will be part of the National Eucharistic Revival in the United States. more
Cardinal Dolan led the faithful of the archdiocese in joining the Universal Church’s consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
This is a true story. Michael had a younger brother named Roy, who was a medical doctor. On the day of Roy’s 40th birthday, his wife, Rachel, called Michael with an urgent plea. This is a … more
The day before Pope Francis and the world’s Catholic bishops offer a prayer of consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a leading Ukrainian Catholic archbishop in the United States called the war in Ukraine “a transformational moment for the world.” more
Auxiliary Bishop Gerardo J. Colacicco celebrated Mass March 11 to conclude the five-day Atonement Franciscan Assembly at Graymoor in Garrison. The assembly, featuring discussions and guest … more
More than 200 middle school and high school students participated in St. Joseph’s Day for Vocations on the Feast of St. Joseph at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie March 19. more
Whether through mainstream Youth Ministry gatherings or unconventional street-smart get-togethers, many people in the Archdiocese of New York understand newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Joseph A. … more
Shirley Jean Radcliffe Dolan, the mother of Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and the matriarch of the Dolan family, “went home to the Lord” March 12, Cardinal Dolan said. Mrs. Dolan was 93. more
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