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The Vatican press office said Pope Francis, who had colon surgery July 4, would not preside over a liturgy July 25 marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 24, 1987.   A roomful of Hollywood people who know something about holding center stage sat captivated for a half-hour one … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York June 9, 1988.     After 30 years or so of turning out newspaper columns, I’m long since used to the idea that readers … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 27, 1990.Over the years in this business, I’ve been lucky enough to log some fascinating travels, with some memorable stops along the … more
Gerald M. Costello, the founding editor of three newspapers—including Catholic New York—and a writer who brought insight and clarity to Catholic news for more than 60 years, died July 19 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 90. more
Kevin Shattenkirk of the Anaheim Ducks visited Iona Prep’s Lower School with the Stanley Cup on Saturday. more
Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the medical staff at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after his recovery from intestinal surgery. more
Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. more
Four Cuban American bishops called on the international community to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba and expressed solidarity with them following protests that erupted on the island nation starting July 11. more
The House Committee on Appropriations is poised to mark up “the most extreme pro-abortion appropriations bill we have seen” because it excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other long-standing bipartisan provisions that prevent tax money from being spent on abortion, two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen said July 13. more
Braving extreme heat and crushing humidity, over 900 people crowded into St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington, Del. July 13 to witness the ordination and installation of the new shepherd of the Diocese of Wilmington, Bishop William E. Koenig. more
Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal in use before the Second Vatican Council, overturning or severely restricting permissions St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had given to celebrate the so-called Tridentine-rite Mass. more
Sister Maria Goretti, F.H.M, who served as commissioner of the archdiocesan Office of Black Ministry for 18 years, died June 29. She was 89.She served as commissioner of the archdiocesan Office of … more
Giovanni Mosconi, a beloved Greenwich Village restaurateur, died June 1 after a short illness. He was 85. The longtime Brooklyn resident owned and operated Monte’s Trattoria and Villa Mosconi … more
Father Anthony Schueller, S.S.S., who served 10 years as pastor of St. Jean Baptiste parish in Manhattan, died April 24 while recovering from brain surgery. He was 71. Father Schueller served at … more
Brother Richard Joachim DeMaria, C.F.C., who served at Iona College in New Rochelle for 17 years, died June 20. He was 78. At Iona, Brother DeMaria served as vice president and dean of students, … more
Sister Mary Elizabeth Costello, I.H.M., who served at St. Ann Elementary School in Nyack for three years, died June 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 88. Sister Mary … more
Sister Jane Norton, S.B.S., who served at St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem for 21 years, died June 28. She was 80. Sister Jane was at St. Charles in parish ministry, 2006-2017 and 1995-1998; and she … more
We’ve been watching the shocking developments in Haiti this last week with deep concern for the people of that troubled country and apprehension over what comes next. Right now, we’re hoping … more
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