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Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic. more
Here are the texts of two prayers, written by Pope Francis, for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is asking people to recite the rosary and pray these prayers afterward. more
The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides a lens through which to view his life and work and the world he inhabited in the 17th-century Dutch Republic. The wars of religion … more
President Donald Trump said he would continue to support issues vital to the Catholic Church, especially abortion, religious freedom and school choice, in a conference call with Catholic leaders and educators. more
The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news … more
Los organizadores de Lazos de Amor Mariano, LAM (una asociación también conocida en inglés como Bonds of Marian Love) han programado el II Congreso de Fuego Consagrado, un retiro familiar en … 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 premiering on PBS Tuesday, April 28, 9-11 p.m. EDT. Viewers should check local listings, though, since broadcast times may vary. more
When you head to Mass this Sunday, chances are you will hear the intention “an increase in vocations to the religious life” lifted up before the gifts are presented. A recent survey suggests … more
For the past three centuries, Western societies have worked hard “to construct a harmonious moral life through human reason alone, without God,” but “it doesn’t work,” Philadelphia … more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Eileen Mulcahy as victims assistance coordinator for the archdiocese. Ms. Mulcahy will remain in her role as director of the archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Planning, … more
Pope Francis approved the establishment of the John Paul I Vatican Foundation to preserve and promote the writings, thinking, example and study of “the smiling pope.” more
With New York’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which permits abortion to the moment of birth, many are asking what can be done in response. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer … more
Newly crowned Miss New York Outstanding Teen Sarah Lawrence, 17, was a carefree 13-year-old slipping into a dress for a school dance at St. Clare School on Staten Island when signs of her scoliosis … more
Four priests of the archdiocese—three pastors and the director of Priest Personnel—have each been placed on administrative leave following an allegation of abuse with minors dating back several … more
Bishops throughout the United States reconsecrated the country to Mary as the nation continues to struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Bishops in Canada also used May 1 to rededicate their country to the Blessed Mother. more
During his homily at the July 31 Papal Mass at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis said, “Don’t let your soul grow numb, but aim for the goal of a beautiful love which also demands … more
The Archdiocese of New York was found in compliance with the data collection requirements for the 2017-2018 audit period of the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young … more
Pope Francis has expanded the ranks of the top members of the College of Cardinals, naming as “cardinal bishops” Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. more
As students return to class next week, their academic progress has already helped Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York score high marks on an important test. Overall results of the 2019 … more
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