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Two hundred years ago, three sisters from a very young congregation—the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Md., founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton—came to New York City to care for orphans. They … more
The 1,500 people attending the annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral were told that living out the liturgy’s theme of “Share the Journey” meant “sharing … more
We live in a world that is increasingly noisy. Here in New York, it seems that there is a constant cacophony of sound surrounding us. As frustrating as that can be, it is especially challenging to … more
One of the archdiocese’s brightest success stories in recent years has been the formation and development of its Young Adult Outreach, which uses a strong network and a personal touch to support … more
El arzobispo Roberto González Nieves, OFM, de San Juan, Puerto Rico, quien sirvió como sacerdote en el Bronx en la década de los ochenta, ofreció palabras de esperanza a los fieles reunidos en la … more
Most people like either having control or being in control. It gives us a sense of comfort or assurance that everything is in order or that there is a plan in place that we are following. This idea … more
NYPD Detective Steven McDonald died on Jan. 10. In the following days, his life was commemorated throughout our nation and in places around the world for his advocacy of forgiveness and reconciliation. McDonald lived for more than 30 years as a quadriplegic, after being shot in the line of duty at age 29 by a teenage assailant in Central Park. His wife, Patti Ann, was 23 at the time of the shooting, and she was three months pregnant with their son, Conor. At Conor’s baptism, McDonald wrote of the young man who shot him in a statement read by Patti Ann, “I forgive him and hope that he can find peace and purpose in his life.” This interview, conducted on behalf of The Christophers, and published here with permission, took place two weeks after Steven McDonald’s death. more
Father Andrew J. Apostoli, C.F.R., a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Dec. 13 of cancer at St. Leopold Friary in Yonkers. He was 75. “Father Andrew Apostoli embodied … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Staten Island June 23. Following the Mass, Cardinal Dolan … more
Elders from a tribe in northern India stared across a river swollen with monsoon rains at Bishop George Palliparampil, S.D.B., of the Diocese of Miao who was on his way to their remote village to … more
Three hundred catechumens preparing to enter the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil will participate in the Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. … more
Forty days after Hurricane Maria battered the island of Puerto Rico, Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn brought financial support, prayerful solidarity and the family love of New York’s Puerto Rican Catholic community on their pastoral visit to Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and the people of Puerto Rico this week. more
The body of Archbishop Fulton Sheen will remain in the crypt of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at this time, the appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court ruled Feb. 6. The decision … more
Wally Wych is excited for what’s ahead after he began his term as state deputy of the New York State Council Knights of Columbus July 1. Wych was elected to lead the 86,000 members of the … more
St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty will remain open and transition from a pre-k through fourth grade school to a pre-k through kindergarten early childhood center beginning this fall. more
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation has established Cardinal Dolan Scholarships to be awarded to Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of New York. Three partial … more
Archdiocesan Catholic Charities has protocols in place to respond to the crisis at the border of the United States and Mexico created from the surge of adults, children and families fleeing Central … more
The archdiocesan Office of the Superintendent of Schools announced Feb. 6 that five Catholic elementary schools will close and one will transition to a universal pre-K (UPK) at the end of the current academic year. more
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