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Sister Stephanie Robinson, O.P., who served as secretary general of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, died March 29 in St. Martin de Porres Community at the motherhouse in Blauvelt. She was … more
Father Thomas F. Donnelly, M.M., who served in Kenya for 17 years, died April 2 in the assisted living center at Maryknoll. He was 92. Father Donnelly was in Kenya, 1987-1995 and 1973-1982. He did … more
We’ve devoted a lot of time, energy and pages over the past few issues trying to show Catholic New Yorkers how the Archdiocese of New York is adjusting and coping, often in the face of … more
When Pope Francis prayed alone, and eloquently, in St. Peter’s Square last month for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic, he read a passage from the Gospel of St. Mark. It was the account … more
The past month has been a dance of gratitude and fear. Gratitude that, so far, my family is healthy and together under one roof — all five of us around the dinner table each night, favorite … more
The unanimous decision by Australia’s High Court to quash Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of “historic sexual abuse” and acquit him of those crimes was entirely welcome. Truth … more
"Miraculous” is how the Louvre Museum describes the rediscovery in 1998 of a Nicolas Poussin painting that had been lost for two centuries and is now in their holdings. The piece is titled “Saint … more
No way! Forgetaboutit! Never in your life! Now, the “church” (small “c”) building might be locked-up—although so many are open for a good part of each day so folks can … more
De ninguna manera! ¡Olvídalo! ¡Nunca en tu vida! Ahora, el edificio de la “iglesia” (pequeña “i”) podría estar encerrada, aunque muchas están abiertas, durante una buena parte de … more
Coleen Nevin and daughter Noelle, a freshman at the Ursuline School in New Rochelle, volunteer at the third social-distancing friendly drive Ursuline sponsored to replenish local food stocks … more
Classes are continuing at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, Dunwoodie, thanks to Zoom and enthusiastic instructors and students. Instructors have taught all seminary classes remotely … more
Cardinal Dolan, in his Easter Sunday homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, emphasized how emptiness leads to fulfillment. Easter morning, the cardinal explained, “is rather about … more
Monseñor Kevin Sullivan, director ejecutivo de Caridades Católicas de la arquidiócesis, dijo que la distribución de alimentos de emergencia en las últimas semanas … more
During the most sacred time of the year for Christians, public gatherings have been suspended and worship services are being offered without a congregation present, due to the life-threatening public … more
At St. Peter and Denis parish in Yonkers, a group of women have been sewing protective masks in their homes for needy families as a way to help protect them from the coronavirus pandemic—a … more
Looking at the self-reported list of deaths recorded at nursing homes across New York state attributed to Covid-19 is “meaningless” without delving more deeply into the problems nursing … more
Appearing on the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Dolan said faith is key, even as people are in isolation from others as a result of the stay-at-home orders imposed to slow a … more
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, said emergency food distribution in recent weeks was made possible thanks to the dedication of agency staffers and the … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson, N.J. and named Father Kevin J. Sweeney, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, as his successor. Bishop … more
Following recommendations of the Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent, Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese will remain closed through Friday, May 22, … more
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