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A new Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center planned by the Knights of Columbus will focus on “the spirituality and charitable vision of our founder and his legacy,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson in announcing the new center Aug. 4. The center will be located at the current Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. more
The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bomb explosions 75 years ago this August, hastening the end of World War II. more
Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut’s port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took action and called for international support. more
The Catholic archbishop of Juba condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the murder of three young girls, killed while watching television in their Juba home. more
Federal Judge Esther Salas said the July 19 death of her only child, Daniel, killed at their family home by a lawyer, could not be in vain and in an Aug. 3 video called for the protection of “my brothers and sisters on the bench.” more
Two U.S. cardinals and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have an urgent message for President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress: The next emergency stimulus package must help tuition-paying families keep their Catholic and other nonpublic schools open this fall. more
Faith leaders and immigrant advocates have denounced the Trump administration’s plan to reject first-time applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and limit DACA renewals to one-year extensions instead of two. more
In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. are still scheduled for Jan. 29. Beyond that, the details are in flux. more
True compassion requires “courageous sharing,” not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said. more
A live-streamed organ and trumpet recital featuring Jared Lamenzo, organist and director of music at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan, and virtuoso trumpet player Angela Gosse will be played from the basilica Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2:30 p.m. Lamenzo will play the basilica’s 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ. more
Our family wants to thank you so much for your May 21 article about the priest volunteers for hospital and nursing home visits during Covid-19. Thanks to your article by Dan Pietrafesa, we knew … more
Thank you for sharing the news of the SOAR! Covid Rapid Response grant program with Catholic New York readers  (CNY, July 16). I want religious women and men to know that they can turn to SOAR! … more
Besides the immediate considerations of trying to stay healthy, to mourn the dead and protect others, the coronavirus pandemic should be prompting Christians to reflect on their faith, Pope Francis wrote. more
Cuando Zoe, de 10 años de edad, llegó tarde a un campamento de verano del Vaticano, no esperaba encontrar al papa Francisco allí. “Me quedé fría porque fue una sorpresa y yo nunca lo había … more
St. Anthony’s parish in Nanuet is offering a free virtual concert titled “St. Anthony’s Festival Concert.” Lisa Chen, music director/organist at St. Anthony’s, … more
Sister Maureen Kelly, F.S.P., who taught at several schools in the archdiocese, died July 10 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 84. She taught at St. Teresa’s School in … more
Sister Ann Stankiewicz, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope who served at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, died July 1 at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was 86. Sister Ann served … more
Father Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., who served as associate editor of America magazine, died July 1 at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Bronx. He was 85. Father Schroth, the author of seven books, was … more
Sister Janet Meehan, R.D.C., who taught at two high schools in the archdiocese, died June 17 at St. Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 78. Sister Janet served for many years at John F. … more
Sister M. Isabel Schratwieser, I.H.M., who taught at Immaculata High School in Manhattan for six years, died July 16 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 97. Sister Isabel was … more
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