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I recently received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Though I had a mild fever after the second dose, it sure beats dying alone of Covid-19 in a hospital. I am very grateful to … more
I am blessed to have grown up in a devout Roman Catholic family of 12 children. We said prayers each night that began with the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be. My siblings were born over a 14-year … more
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 … more
Sister Maria Goretti Wieser, S.C., who served for 21 years at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx, died Feb. 5 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 89. Sister Maria … more
Sister Dorothy McGowan, M.M., who served in East Timor for 24 years, died Jan. 13 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 86. Sister Dorothy was in East Timor, 1991-2015, where she did … more
Sister Mary Agnes Grenough, M.M., who served in the Philippines for 35 years, died Jan. 30 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 87. Sister Mary was in the Philippines, 1985-2001 and … more
Sister Beatrice Carvalho, M.M., who served in Guatemala for 12 years, died Jan. 10 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 96. Sister Beatrice did pastoral work and taught religious … more
Sister Elizabeth Barribeau, O.P., who served for a year as assistant principal of Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx, died Feb. 3 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wis. She was 96. She was … more
Brother Patrick N. Morris, C.F.C., who served for a year at All Hallows High School in the Bronx, died Jan. 29. He was 81. Brother Morris was at All Hallows, 1970-1971. He served as deputy … more
Sister Margaret (Peg) Mary Kilduff, M.M., who served in Peru for 59 years, died Jan. 24 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 88. Sister Peg, who studied Spanish in Bolivia for one year … more
Ursuline Sister Dianna Ortiz was teaching indigenous children as a missionary in Guatemala in 1989 when her ministry was torn apart in the midst of the country’s brutal civil war. Guatemalan … more
Father Joseph F. Girone, O.S.A., who served at St. Nicholas of Tolentine parish in the Bronx for 24 years, died Feb. 13 in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, N.J. He was 66. Father … more
Father Joseph F. Bisignano Jr., who had served as pastor of St. Theresa in Briarcliff Manor since 2018, died Feb. 13. He was 71. Father Bisignano also served as pastor of St. Patrick, Bedford, … more
Sister Lydia Lojo Cruz, O.Ss.R., died Jan. 21 at Ozanam Hall Nursing Home in Bayside, Queens. She was 90. She served the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptoristine Nuns) in Esopus as … more
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. more
My parents are subscribers to your publication and they were looking at the article in your most recent edition about the longest-married couples in the archdiocese. They weren’t aware that you … more
La Cuaresma es un momento para reconsiderar el camino que uno está tomando en la vida y finalmente responder a la invitación de Dios de regresar a él con todo el corazón, dijo el papa … more
Mientras los cristianos oran, ayunan y dan limosna durante la Cuaresma, también deben considerar sonreír y ofrecer una palabra amable a las personas que se sienten solas o tienen miedo por la … more
El padre Noel Ortiz ayudó a feligreses del norte de Honduras con comida y alojamiento—y convirtió su parroquia en un refugio improvisado para sus mascotas—después de que huracanes simultáneos … more
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