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Just as the Magi were guided by a shining star, Christians can rest assured that the light of Christ will guide them to a happy and meaningful life, Pope Francis said on the feast of the Epiphany. more
The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. is launching a series of initiatives to expand awareness of the first U.S.-born saint, it announced Jan. 4, on the saint’s feast day. more
As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent them from helping others grow, Pope Francis said. more
Christian hope grants those who suffer the assurance that God does not abandon His people in their time of need, Pope Francis said. more
Meditating on the scene of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt to escape Herod’s murderous rage, Christians cannot close their eyes to the fact that too many people in the world today also feel forced to flee their homelands, Pope Francis said. more
Preparations for the Holy Year 2025 have already begun, and Pope Francis has asked the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization to take charge of the efforts. more
Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many places around the globe and within human hearts in need of Jesus, the prince of peace. more
The Vatican has reaffirmed its support of Covid-19 vaccines with both the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life and a Holy See communique reiterating Pope Francis’ insistence that getting inoculated is “an act of love.” more
The normal crowds of pilgrims and tourists may not have been able to come to Bethlehem for Christmas due to Covid-19 travel restrictions for a second year in a row, but local Palestinian Christians wanted to assure everyone that the Christmas spirit is still alive and well in the city of Jesus’ birth. more
Brandon Delgado is learning about Vietnamese culture—and sharing some of his own experiences—via Zoom with students in Da Nang, Vietnam, thanks to the newly formed Global Talk Network at … more
Laurie Rumpf, a parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, is on her way today to Tanzania for a 3 ½-lf-year mission on behalf of Maryknoll Lay Missioners. She took off from JFK Airport, … more
ACROSS THE ARCHDIOCESE  January Church bells from Staten Island to Saugerties—and beyond—pealed at noon Dec. 30 to remember and honor the more than 341,000 people who died in … more
The Archdiocese of New York has sent a donation of $25,000 to assist the Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., in the wake of the tornadoes that caused extensive damage and loss of life in western Kentucky this … more
The pilgrimage to the March for Life in D.C. takes on new urgency this year as we await a decision from the Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. This 49th anniversary of Roe v Wade … more
The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Buses are organized by parishes and groups in the Archdiocese of New York. The list will be updated on the … more
In celebrating the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Bishop Ramón Castro Castro of the Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico, said the Blessed Mother provides … more
Al celebrar la misa anual de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la Catedral de San Patricio, el obispo Ramón Castro Castro de la Diócesis de Cuernavaca, México, dijo que la … more
A viewing of “The Treasures of the Church: Exposition of Sacred Relics” took place Nov. 15 at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point. Father Carlos Martins, of the Companions of the Cross, … more
Acting on concerns over human rights, archdiocesan Catholic Charities is participating in a pilot program to assist asylum seekers from the U.S. Southern border with social, legal and case management … more
Acting on concerns over human rights, archdiocesan Catholic Charities is participating in a pilot program to assist asylum seekers from the U.S. Southern border with social, legal and case management … more
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