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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
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
For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February 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 … more
Cardinal Dolan delivered a compelling pro-life message to a congregation of 12,000 people at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. more
Father Vincent Druding left his 11th March for Life feeling hopeful. “This is by far the most positive, upbeat and optimistic march I’ve been a part of,” Father Druding, who serves as … more
When circumstances may make it seem like light is losing the battle against darkness, Christians should never lose hope because their faith rests in Jesus, “the Light of the World,” Cardinal Dolan explained. more
It was potentially a tough crowd. Organizers estimated some 400,000 people marched up Fifth Avenue on Saturday to demonstrate against the Trump administration. more
Acknowledging some serious social ills in his native land—namely, an increase in violence, drug-related crimes and political divisions—Bishop Hector Rafael Rodriguez of the Diocese of La Vega, … more
People of all religious denominations are invited to join the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in praying for Christian unity at Graymoor and in Peekskill in an eight-day event running through Jan. … more
Cardinal Dolan has accepted an invitation to serve as chairman of a new interfaith advisory council called for by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address earlier this month. The … more
Regina King and her team are ready for what’s ahead in 2017 after completing a successful 2016 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal. The 2016 Appeal campaign raised $22 million in pledges and … more
The annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family, Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 … more
Readers of Catholic New York have once again been invited to nominate two children with disabilities from the archdiocese, along with one parent each, to take part in this summer’s 63nd annual U.S. … more
Marypat Hughes believes that the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents can spiritually help parents cope with the pain of losing a child. The Ossining woman led a spirited effort to bring … more
Text of 1989 talk to the Friends of the Cardinal Cooke Guild by Officer Steven McDonald, New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty and forgave his assailant. more
Reprint of a letter to the people of New York from Police Officer Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed in the line of duty and famously forgave his assailant. more
Detective Steven McDonald, the New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty 30 years ago and famously forgave his teenage assailant and went on to became a prophetic voice for forgiveness and reconciliation, died on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10. He was 59. more
Parishes and Right to Life groups have chartered buses to travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 27. Contact information appears below; reservations are usually … more
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