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Ukrainian Catholics in New York celebrated Easter with prayers that Christ’s triumph over death will also signify victory over everything evil happening in their home country. more
There is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” nation because wickedness can be found everywhere, Pope Francis said. more
Teachers and administrators working full time in a Catholic school in one of three New York metropolitan-area dioceses are eligible for a new scholarship program at St. John’s University. more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its Committee on Migration have voiced their support for the Biden administration’s “Uniting for Ukraine” initiative to welcome Ukrainian refugees coming to the United States. more
The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations called on every Russian religious figure, regardless of confessional affiliation, to make public and private requests to Russian authorities to organize the evacuation of civilians and wounded defenders of Mariupol. more
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki said the life and work of Project Rachel founder Vicki Thorn, who died unexpectedly April 20, stand “as a living testimony to an unwavering and unconditional defense of life at all stages, and to the mercy of God’s love.” more
Pope Francis and the Vatican are urging world leaders to listen to the people’s cry for peace, and they have backed an appeal by the head of the United Nations for an Easter truce in Ukraine. more
On April 21, Texas executed a 78-year-old inmate, Carl Buntion, by lethal injection shortly after the governor of Tennessee temporarily blocked the execution of a 72-year-old prisoner, Oscar Smith, citing issues with preparations of the lethal drugs to be used. more
The Vatican will never stop its diplomatic efforts to mediate an end to the war against Ukraine, Pope Francis said. more
The Astor Services for Children & Families’ second annual Dine Out for Mental Health will be held during Mental Health Awareness Month in May to help raise funds and awareness for Astor and the mental/behavioral services the nonprofit organization provides to more than 10,000 children and families throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. more
En la iglesia Santa Rita de Casia en el Bronx, el cardenal Dolan celebró una misa con una reliquia del beato Carlo Acutis la cual formará parte de la Renovación Eucarística Nacional en los … more
Jesuit Father Drew Christiansen, a professor at Georgetown University and formerly head of the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, died April 6 in Washington, D.C. He was … more
Sister M. Peter Francis Nolan, F.M.S.C., a nurse and educator, died Feb. 24. She was 79. Sister M. Peter Francis served as a nurse and director of the sisters’ infirmary in Peekskill. She was a … more
Father Thomas J. Curley, who served as a pastor and administrator of four parishes, died April 8. He was 77. He was administrator of St. Sylvia in Tivoli from 2008 until he retired for medical … more
Father Lawrence J. Quinn, a pastor in the archdiocese for 32 years, died April 8. He was 76. Father Quinn was pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, 2002-2015, and Our Lady of Mercy, … more
Sister Helen Guerrieri, C.S.JB., who served at St. John Villa Academy on Staten Island for 33 years, died April 5 at Mount St. John Convent in Purchase. She was 102. Sister Helen was at St. John … more
Father John Catoir, president and founder of St. Jude Media Ministry and a former director of The Christophers, died April 7 in Cary, N.C. He was 90. A retired priest of the Diocese of Paterson, … more
Sister Mary Andre Murphy, P.B.V.M., who served at Holy Rosary School in the Bronx for 11 years, died April 8 at Mount St. Joseph, New Windsor. She was 99. Sister Mary Andre served Holy Rosary as … more
Sister Agnes Kelleher, O.S.U., who taught at schools in New York and Delaware and served the poor and marginalized in the United States and Africa, died April 4 at Andrus on Hudson, … more
Sister Maria Magdalena Fontán, R.C.D, who served at Ascension parish in Manhattan for 13 years, died April 2 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. She was 90. Sister Maria served primarily as a catechist … more
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