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Brother Richard James, O.F.M., who taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Manhattan for three years, died March 17 at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon. He was 86. Brother James was at St. Anthony, … more
Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R., died March 24 at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto, Pa. He was 76. Born in Scranton, Pa., Brother Calvey was a teacher at Valley Central High … more
Even in his old age, Cardinal Christian Tumi, the retired archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, was a force for peace and reconciliation in his country, Pope Francis said after the 90-year-old cardinal … more
En una misa en español en honor a San Oscar Romero, el mártir fue elogiado por su dedicado liderazgo y tremenda valentía, su habilidad natural para empatizar con otros y ser la voz de los más pobres y marginados, y la gran fe y convicción que guió dichas virtudes. La primera misa anual de San Romero en la Catedral de San Patricio se celebró el Domingo … more
En una misa en español en honor a San Oscar Romero, el mártir fue elogiado por su dedicado liderazgo y tremenda valentía, su habilidad natural para empatizar con otros y ser la … more
God must have had, and always will have, a special and tender love for St. Joseph because God chose St. Joseph to be the protector of Jesus and Mary. Although there are no known spoken or written … more
We mourn with many others the sad passing of our dear Msgr. Francis V. Boyle (CNY, March 25). We are proud graduates of St. Gabriel’s School in Riverdale, the Bronx, and one of us is a former … more
With legislators and the governor wrapping up the state budget in Albany this week, lawmakers will turn their attention to a range of other issues—including some controversial measures that have … more
It was a joy for many to be together in church for Holy Week and Easter this year. Considering that the best we could do was watch on television last year, we no longer take gathering together for … more
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Easter season is the celebration of the sacraments of initiation. It is a highlight of the Easter Vigil welcoming new believers at the font for Baptism or … more
One of the great joys—and occasional challenges—of being a writer is getting letters from readers via email, social media and even snail mail. Those messages often lift my spirits and … more
There are echoes of Romeo and Juliet, but the ending is happier. This story of forbidden love took place long ago on a Mediterranean island—1870s Sicily, to be exact. Elizabeth Lagudice was a … more
Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of New York Auxiliary Bishop  John J. O'Hara more
As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first millennium, the era of the Church Fathers, were the golden age of the Catholic episcopate. … more
Como es de conocimiento público, el papa Francisco ha declarado, en el ámbito eclesial de la Iglesia universal, el presente año 2021 como “Año de san José”, al cumplirse los ciento cincuenta … more
God told us, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day!”For two millennia, we Catholics have believed that we best keep Holy the Lord’s Day by Sunday Mass!Yes, for the last year, … more
The faithful gathered for the Easter Vigil April 3 at Our Lady of Pity Church on Staten Island. more
Pope Francis this week accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John J. O’Hara, who has served as vicar for pastoral planning and vicar for Staten Island. The bishop had submitted his … more
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Easter hope soars. Last Easter, as Cardinal Dolan viewed the vast empty pews during the 10 a.m. Mass he offered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he thought, … more
Cardinal Dolan blessed a new archdiocesan affordable housing site in the Bronx on Holy Thursday, April 1. The Second Farms building, which has 319 units, is located at 1932 Bryant Ave.  The … more
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