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A Nov. 23 ruling by the New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island granted the relief sought by Catholic schools that the New York City Department of Education provide the same Covid-19 testing for its students as it does for public school students, as required by New York state law. more
Catholic schools in the archdiocese, along with several Catholic school parents, have filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the New York City Department of Education to live up to its legal obligation to provide Covid-19 testing for its students, as required by New York state law. The case was filed Nov. 18 in New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island. A hearing is set for Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. more
Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations of his innocence and a lack of Church officials reporting and investigating accusations, according to the Vatican summary of its report on the matter. more
The following statement was released by Cardinal Dolan on the “McCarrick Report,” issued today by the Vatican. more
Cardinal Dolan assured Armenians in the United States and overseas that they’re not alone during his remarks at “An Ecumenical Service for Peace and Justice in Armenia, Artsakh and the World” at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in Manhattan Oct. 21. more
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, last week offered reflections of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, “Fratelli … more
The annual Divino Niño (Divine Child) Mass was celebrated Nov. 1 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with Father Fredy Patiño serving as principal celebrant and homilist. Cardinal Dolan … more
La prueba de estar en un camino de conversión y santidad consiste siempre en amar al prójimo, dijo el papa Francisco. “Mientras haya un hermano o una hermana a la que cerremos … more
At the annual World Mission Sunday Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan told the faithful that “all we have to do is look at the Church in the mission countries to know how … more
Miles de personas cantaron y aplaudieron mientras el adolescente italiano Carlo Acutis era beatificado en una ciudad querida por él y por muchos cristianos de todo el mundo: … more
Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi. During the Oct. 10 beatification Mass, Italian … more
Bishop Daniel Findikyan is asking for prayers and humanitarian assistance for the people of Armenia who have been in conflict with Azerbaijan since late September.  “I’ve been … more
The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against New York state, charging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion. more
In a special webinar requested by Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana told New York priests, deacons and seminarians “we must preach on racism … more
The Catholic vote and the coronavirus subtly headlined the annual fundraiser of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Oct. 1, livestreamed from the Manhattan residence of Cardinal Dolan due to Covid-19. more
Lebanese Cardinal Béchara Boutros Rai asked everyone watching a Sept. 10 webinar “not to forget Lebanon.”  The Middle East nation has faced political and economic … more
The archdiocese is sending $15,000 to assist in the recovery from the devastating impact of Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires and to support the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ … more
Since we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, how we receive Him, how we reverence His presence among us, matters a great deal. First and foremost, we receive Him in a state of … more
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association last week embarked on an emergency campaign to rally prayers and collect funds for Lebanon as the nation heads deeper into its worst crisis since its civil … more
First in a series of four articles ​​​​​​​ A reflection on the place of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the lives of the faithful as we move forward during this time of … more
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