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Mass, Sacraments and Devotions Offer Renewal And Comfort for Catholics, Especially Now

For our families whose loved ones died during this time of pandemic, we express our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Our funeral rites are a great consolation and help us to express our love for those …

Pope’s Message as Relevant Today as When He Visited Us

Can it really be five years since Pope Francis was among us New Yorkers in person at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, Central Park, the United Nations, the National Sept. 11 Memorial …

Seeking a Harvest of Courtesy

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” the poet John Keats called this time of the year in his ode “To Autumn.” The words evoke a peaceful scene, a season suited to reflection and grateful …

Theology of Home: an Invitation to Reclaim What Matters Most

The color-coded books first caught my eye.  It’s become one of my favorite flourishes in interior design, one that always stops me in my Instagram scrolling. And here it was, on the …

Christ at the Center of the Council

Conversations with Father Robert Imbelli have been a great blessing in recent years. I have rarely met a more even-tempered and gracious man: a true churchman who, in retirement after years of …

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Prayerful Support for Life Across the Archdiocese

Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 4 kicks off Respect Life Month, a time to pray for the protection of all human life. You can join one of the Life Chains, a peaceful and prayerful public witness for an …

Cardinal Rai Asks for Help to Restore Lebanon

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 …

Mass for Labor Reaches Union Members Via Livestream

This year’s archdiocesan Mass for Labor was offered Sept. 12 from the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary on East 33rd Street in Manhattan with just a few faithful in the pews during …

CHSAA, CYO Set Schedules for 2020-2021 Play

The high school football, volleyball and cheerleading seasons will be pushed back to March and April, said the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association after its meeting Sept. …
Our Faith

Pope to U.N.: Respect for Each Human Life Is Essential for Peace, Equality

Pope Francis asked members of the United Nations how they think they can respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and build a more peaceful, more just world when many of their countries spend billions on military weapons and when their treatment of the unborn, of refugees and of women shows so little respect for human life.

Catholics Urged to Help ‘Unite World’ on Behalf of Internally Displaced People

The World Day for Migrants and Refugees Sept. 27 is a chance for Catholics “to unite the world” on behalf of displaced people and “pray for the well-being of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee.

Bishops Say Proposed HUD Rule Gives Faith-Based Shelters Some Flexibility

Three U.S. Catholic bishops said that a proposed modification to a 2016 federal rule governing who temporary and emergency shelters must take in “is a step in the right direction” because it allows faith-based facilities more flexibility.

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.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Remembered as ‘Jurist of Historic Stature’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless tributes as a cultural icon.
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Padre Escolapio Recién Ordenado para Servir como Párroco en Manhattan

El padre Orlando Rodríguez Jr., Sch.P., sacerdote de la Orden de las Escuelas Pías (o Padres Escolapios), fue ordenado el 29 de agosto en la Iglesia del Santísimo Salvador en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El nuevo padre llego el 4 de septiembre a la parroquia de la Anunciación en West Harlem para comenzar con su tarea de párroco. El padre Rodríguez ya había servido en la Anunciación por espacio de un año mientras terminaba sus estudios en el Seminario de San José en Dunwoodie, Yonkers. El padre Rodríguez …

Schools Coverage

Educators Went ‘Above and Beyond’ to Reopen Elementary Schools, Superintendent Says

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 …

Catholic High School Guide 2020

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 …