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Auxiliary Bishop Gerardo Colacicco, drawing on the day’s Gospel, referred to Jesus as a “cushion” to bring us comfort and security during life’s storms in his homily at the 43rd annual … more
A statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron of immigrants, now stands overlooking the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. more
Since the re-opening of our churches last summer, I’ve made it a point to visit, unannounced, various parishes, in order to celebrate Mass and spend some time with parishioners. At each visit, I am not allowed to enter the church until my temperature is taken; ushers are there to distribute face masks to anyone who has left theirs at home. Hand sanitizing stations are located around the church, and social distancing and crowd limitations are enforced. When Mass is over, I slip back into the church, and always find eight or so parishioners already hard at work, scrubbing and sanitizing the pews, door handles, and altar area before the next Mass. 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
Anthony Decina will receive the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout merit badge later this year for creating 130 pew dividers at St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Harrison. “It was a … more
Cardinal Dolan offered a blessing and helped to distribute bags of food during a special archdiocesan Catholic Charities food pantry gathering in the Bronx. Organizers determined that the 2,400 meals … more
At a Memorial Mass for NYPD victims of the coronavirus, Cardinal Dolan said the gathering was offered for the department’s dedicated men and women “who succumbed to Covid over the last … more
Pro-life advocates, including the Sisters of Life, left, lined up on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 4, in Rockland County for a Life Chain in Nanuet at Middletown Road and Route 59.  The Nanuet Life … more
Christian Anderson took his leadership skills home to the Bronx during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2017 Cardinal Hayes High School graduate helped at home after his parents were quarantined to … 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
Cardinal Dolan will ordain eight men to the permanent diaconate for the archdiocese at a Mass Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.   Deacon Stephen Broussard, 59, … more
Facing more than 200 lawsuits alleging sex abuse filed since New York state lifted the statute of limitations on such cases, the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island Oct. 1 filed “a … more
The annual Misa de La Hispanidad (Mass of All Nations) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral was celebrated in Spanish Oct. 4 by Father Lorenzo Ato, pastor of St. Brigid-St. Emeric parish in Manhattan, … more
Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, celebrated the its 165th anniversary Oct. 1.  The school for young women was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1855 and moved to its current location … more
El cardenal Dolan y otros miembros del clero oran en silencio ante una estatua de Nuestra Señora de El Cisne en la Catedral de San Patricio del 27 de septiembre durante la misa anual celebrada … 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
Pope Francis has named U.S. Archbishop Charles J. Brown, a native of New York, as the new nuncio to the Philippines, the Vatican announced Sept. 28. more
To ensure the safety of students and faculty, Bridgette R. Mastaglio, MPH, has been appointed by the superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York as Covid-19 response coordinator, effective Sept. 28. more
As Catholic elementary school students buckled down at their desks their first full week of classes Sept. 14-18, the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese buckled up in his car for a field … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a meditation at the annual Prayer Service on the Vigil of the Opening of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, acknowledged the milestone “of this august … more
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