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If great minds had brainstormed how to create a podcast that would jump to No. 1 in Apple’s podcast rankings, they never would have landed on “The Bible in a Year,” joked Jeff Cavins, a Bible scholar and creator of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline. more
Dr. Ruth T. Doyle, who served for 22 years as the director of pastoral research and planning for the archdiocese, died Dec. 31. She was 93. She worked for the archdiocese for nearly 30 years, … more
Swiss Cardinal Henri Schwery, the retired bishop of Sion, died Jan. 7. He was 88. In a condolence message, Pope Francis said Cardinal Schwery had fought “for the unity of the Church on different … more
Deacon Theodore “Ted” Gaskin, who served at St. Pius X parish in Scarsdale, died Dec. 28 at The Enclave nursing home in Port Chester. He was 95. Ordained as a permanent deacon in 1991, his … more
Sister Christine Corey, O.P., a teacher and musician in the archdiocese for 26 years, died Dec. 29 in Siena Hall at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 79. Sister Christine’s ministry as … more
Tommy Lasorda, who won two World Series titles during his 21 years as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and became an ambassador for baseball in retirement, died Jan. 7 in Los Angeles. He was … more
Doris Walcott Coughlin, who was an associate member of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, died Dec. 17. She was 95. Ms. Walcott Coughlin, who studied at Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan, … more
Father Gerald F. DiGiralamo, S.A., who served at the Graymoor Retreat Center in Garrison for two years, died Dec. 20. He was 75. Father DiGiralamo was at the Graymoor Retreat Center, 1987-1989. He … more
After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution on hold, and it denied two other last-minute requests to postpone the execution. more
We pray that nothing like this will ever happen again in our beloved country. We pray that we can turn the page and welcome a new administration in Washington that can lead us through the morass … more
Many thanks to our good friend Bishop Edmund Whalen for celebrating Mass at St. Peter’s, Barclay Street, on the Jan. 4 feast day of St. Elizabeth Seton, and to Father Jarlath Quinn, pastor, for … more
In May 2020, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives approved a Covid-19 relief package much larger than the final version approved and signed recently by President Trump. Sen. Mitch … more
La misa anual honrando a Cristo de Esquipulas, una tradición Guatemalteco, fue ofrecida el 3 de enero en la Catedral de San Patricio. more
In the overnight hours of New Year’s Day, the front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was again marred by graffiti for the second time in recent months. This time, the scrawling on the cathedral’s … more
In many ways he is the unsung hero of the Christmas story. We focus each year on the Virgin Mary and the Lord, and St. Joseph, although present in our nativity scenes, can easily be overlooked. Yet … more
Last year I celebrated a milestone birthday soon after the coronavirus arrived. My sister had planned a family party, but of course it had to be scrapped. I was disappointed but not undone, and I … more
La revelación es una manifestación de Dios al hombre. Dios se ha revelado de distintas maneras. La Iglesia no habla de una revelación natural y una revelación sobrenatural. Según la primera, el … more
As the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, I’m pondering how far we’ve tumbled since that shameful decision. It’s clear to me that respect for life has eroded for humans across the … more
Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political leader asked me. “Well, let me tell you,” I happily replied. “For one, thanks for acknowledging how … more
Supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, putting the building on lockdown and interrupting the count of electoral votes to certify the 2020 election, capping … more
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