Cardinal Dolan

Editorial & Opinion
Make the Mass the Center of Your Day, and Thank God for the Great Gift of Himself

Attending Mass involves a lot of coordination and preparation. It doesn’t begin when we arrive at church, but a good amount of time beforehand. I can well imagine the hectic schedules of …

With Parade Season Stalled, A Modest Proposal

Traditionally, Labor Day is a dividing line of sorts in New York, with the lazy days of summer on one side and the opening of schools and parish programs such as religious education on the other. …

The Prerogative to Change Our Minds

An upstate New York church recently asked me if I would do a Zoom talk for their parish book club, which had just finished reading “Walking Together,” my 2010 book on spiritual friendship. They …

Taking Back the Cul-de-Sac

For the last three years I have had the great gift of celebrating Mass every Monday morning for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. For the first two years I would go to Our Lady of Guadalupe …

Parish’s Baby Boom Was Welcome Sight

A couple of weeks ago, I had the joy of visiting Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta and St. Mary of the Assumption parish on Staten Island. It was a rainy Friday evening, and Father Hernan, the …

All Stories

Catholic High School Guide 2020

Sister Eileen Clifford, Held Archdiocesan Leadership Posts, Was Longtime Principal at Msgr. Scanlan

Sister Eileen Clifford, O.P., who served nearly two decades as a vice chancellor of the archdiocese and earlier as associate vicar of education and principal of Msgr. Scanlan High School in the …

Catechetical and Youth Ministry Offices Set Virtual and Onsite Programs for Fall

At the archdiocesan Catechetical and Youth Ministry offices, administrators have been providing guidelines for ministries for an upcoming season of mostly virtual and video faith formation …

Priest Appointments

Priest Appointments Office of the Cardinal Pastor Father Orlando Rodriguez, Sch.P., Annunciation, Manhattan, effective Sept. 1 Administrator Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh, Our Lady of Angels, …
Our Faith

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics’ Right to Worship ‘Unjustly Repressed’ by Government

In imposing severe restrictions on indoor worship services because of Covid-19 protocols, the city of San Francisco “is turning a great many faithful away from their houses of prayer,” said San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

House Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Called ‘Huge Win for Women’

The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd said House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sept. 17 is a “huge win for women.”

Church, Society Should Recognize Leadership of Hispanics, Latinos, Bishop Says

The Catholic Church and American society should recognize the historic and current contributions of Hispanic and Latino leaders, said a U.S. bishop at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

Christian Communicators Can Bring Hope to World in Crisis, Pope Says

It is important to have Christian media that provide quality coverage of the life of the Church and that are capable of forming people’s consciences, Pope Francis said.

Pope Prays for Young People as School Year Begins Amid Pandemic

In a letter to people participating in a virtual Marian pilgrimage, Pope Francis offered words of encouragement to families struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Feria de Caridades Católicas Conecta a Residentes del Bronx con Alimentos y Posibles Fuentes de Empleo

En el complejo residencial Betances en el Bronx, Caridad Católicas de la arquidiócesis organizó una feria de empoderamiento profesional y financiero para ayudar a los residentes a mejorar sus …

Schools Coverage

Catholic High School Guide 2020

Catholic Schools Ready to Follow ‘Blueprint’ to Safely Reopen Next Month

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York are on track to safely reopen next month by following guidelines established by federal and state health authorities and a “blueprint” …

Archdiocese Plans Covid-19 Training Program Before Schools Reopen

In the weeks before the reopening of archdiocesan schools, officials have developed a program to train administrators, teachers and support staff with the Covid-19 precaution knowledge they will need …

2020-2021 Elementary Schools Calendar

AUGUST 24 TACHS Registration Opens SEPTEMBER7 Labor Day (Schools Closed)8 First Day of School for Rockland, Ulster/Sullivan/Orange, Dutchess, and NorthernWestchester/Putnam schools9 First Day …

2020-2021 Secondary Schools Calendar

AUGUST24 SAT ExamSEPTEMBER7 Labor Day23 SAT School Exam Day26 SAT ExamOCTOBER1 Census Closes3 SAT Exam9 TACHS Deadline for Applying for ExtendedTime12 Columbus Day (Schools Closed)14 PSAT Exam14 SAT …