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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
Most newborns come into the world topsy-turvy; literally downside-up. Although members of the medical staff are quick to upright all infants' orientation as soon as they're delivered, for … more
“Breakthrough,” which will open in theaters next month, had a screening at the Sheen Center in Manhattan this week. Cardinal Dolan joined the film’s star Chrissy Metz of “This Is Us” fame. … more
It seems sometimes that we are surrounded by bad news. There are so many depressing stories at home and abroad that it can appear we are living in dark times. Additionally, each new report that comes … more
Cardinal Dolan, in his Easter Sunday homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, emphasized how emptiness leads to fulfillment. Easter morning, the cardinal explained, “is rather about … 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
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
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
November traditionally has been dedicated to praying for our deceased brothers and sisters. This flows from the fact that the month begins with All Saints Day Nov. 1. and All Souls Day Nov. 2. In … more
One of my respected professors in graduate school taught a course called general semantics. Although the title may sound frivolous, the topics he covered were actually quite profound. This discipline … more
Actress and playwright Angela Polite will discuss her play, “Mary Speaks” and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in history in the United States, in a livestream conversation with David Di Certo, interim executive director of the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. more
Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 “in peace, peace in their hearts,” and that families would mark New Year’s by “communicating with one … more
The faithful of Transfiguration and St. James-St. Joseph parish in lower Manhattan participated in the 25th annual Assumption Procession Aug. 11 in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. … more
The Trump administration Dec. 20 finalized a rule requiring health insurers to send customers a bill for coverage of an elective abortion that is separate from their premium for health care … more
A year in the life of what it calls “the Catholic world’s biggest theater of faith” is chronicled in the documentary “Inside the Vatican,” a BBC production … more
Sitting in a pew at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Aug. 7, William Manning was absorbing all that happens at a Young Adult Mass each month. “I love to belong to a community of believers than to just … more
Two Texas Catholic bishops offered words of condolence and prayers to the members and families of the victims of a church shooting in which two worshippers were killed. Archbishop Gustavo … more
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