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A Man of Few Words, St. Joseph Has Much to Say to Today’s Catholic Men (and Women)

Cardinal Dolan will consecrate the Archdiocese of New York to St. Joseph on the saint’s feast day, Friday, March 19. The consecration will take place during a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, …

Alone Like the Lord

It was just a year ago that Covid-19 became big news in the United States and changed our lives. Soon we were wearing masks everywhere and trying to put at least six feet of distance between …

Exodus, Lent and Becoming a True Nation

Ten years ago, I began a most extraordinary Lent by walking up the Aventine Hill to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the first day of the Roman station church pilgrimage—an eight-week journey that …

We Are Sinners. Now’s the Time to Do Something About It

Sorry to bring it up. If not now, during Lent, when? I’m talking about sin. We Catholics are often criticized as “hung up” on sin, guilt ridden, oppressed, negative, beating ourselves up …

Confíe en Dios, no en los ‘Príncipes’

Hace un par de semanas, justo después de la investidura de nuestro nuevo presidente, fui invitado al agradable programa de radio semanal, “El rabino y el reverendo”, con mis amigos el rabino …

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Parishes Finding Different Ways to Serve During the Pandemic

Responding Generously

Father Michael Morris is waiting for the snow to melt and for warmer weather to bring confessions back outdoors in a garden outside Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park. “I really enjoyed having …

Our Prime Focus Should Go Beyond Daily Reality, Cardinal Says at New York Encounter

Addressing the theme of the annual New York Encounter, “When Reality Hits,” Cardinal Dolan said that the reality we face in our daily lives is less important than another largely unseen …

Nuns of St. Basil the Great Relocating to Pennsylvania

The Contemplative Nuns of the Order of St. Basil the Great, who have resided at Sacred Heart Monastery in Middletown since 1992, plan to relocate  to Jenkintown, Pa., in April. Although the nuns …

Sisters of Charity of New York Donate Historical Artifacts of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to National Shrine in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Sisters of Charity of New York are donating rare artifacts relating to the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. The artifacts will …

Catholic Charities, In Pandemic, Has Stepped Up Services

Archdiocesan Catholic Charities has stepped up a number of services since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Earlier this month, Catholic Charities co-sponsored a two-day phone bank to provide …
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Cardinals Sarah, Comastri Retire From Vatican Posts

Pope Francis accepted the resignations of 75-year-old Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, and 77-year-old Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica and vicar for Vatican City State.

Word Change in Missal Doxology Takes Effect on Ash Wednesday

A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from “one God, for ever and ever” to “God, for ever and ever,” took effect on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Pope, Curia Prepare for Personal Lenten Retreat

Pope Francis sent copies of a 17th-century book of spiritual meditations to members of the Roman Curia to help guide them during their Lenten retreat.

For Lent, Ask If One’s Life Is Centered on God or Oneself, Pope Says

Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation to return to Him with one’s whole heart, Pope Francis said.

House Bill Recognizes Fetal Pain, Would Bar Most Abortions After 20 Weeks

Citing leading experts in the field of fetal pain, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said the proposed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would end the “excruciating suffering and physical pain of unborn babies” by barring most abortions after 20 weeks gestation.
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En Esfuerzo de Vacunación, el Estadio de los Yankees y Parroquias Juegan un Papel Clave

En la importante tarea de vacunar a todos contra la COVID-19, el clero de la Iglesia y los laicos han estado al frente y en primera línea ayudando a proporcionar información importante y precisa, …

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Cardinal Dolan Blesses Health, Wellness Center at Lourdes

Cardinal Dolan visited Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie Feb. 10 to bless and dedicate a new health and wellness center on the eve of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. “I …

Virtual Rosary Brings Together Mount St. Ursula Community

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula is a tight-knit school community in the Bronx where faith, hope and relationships have grown since a Virtual Rosary began in October each Friday after …

Burke Catholic in Goshen Opening  Middle School in the Fall

John S. Burke Catholic High School will welcome middle-school students to its Goshen campus for the first time when Burke Catholic Academy opens for the 2021-2022 school year, according to the school …

Responding Generously

Catholic Schools Serve as a Standard Bearer By CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE The plight of the coronavirus pandemic “has brought out the very best in our people,” said Michael Deegan, …

Patron’s Sense of Duty Stressed at Father Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy Dedication

Brianna Caliri and Joshua Bunch are inspired each day they step into the Father Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy on Staten Island where Cardinal Dolan led a ribbon-cutting dedication and blessing …

2020 Grad Recounts Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School’s Safe Reopening

Over the last nine months, Covid-19 has left the world in a state of disarray, fear, loss and uncertainty. As every facet of daily life was forced to shut down or adapt in some way, it began to feel …
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