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Sister Dolores Targiano, R.S.M., who taught at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx for nearly two decades, died April 12 at McAuley Hall Health Center in Watchung, N.J. She was 78. She taught in … more
The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches us, “There is a time to be silent and a time to speak out.” We of different faiths cannot remain silent after we watched the shattering video of a police officer keeping his knee on the neck of George Floyd who was crying out “I can’t breathe.” Such inhumane treatment of another human being requires a collective response from all people of conscience. The pursuit of justice is a fundamental tenet of our respective religious traditions, and thus we stand together to declare that all life is sacred, and all people are equal before the law in a democratic society. more
The nurses kept using the same word. The doctors used it too. Rock star.Anne Giardino, the 99-year-old on the 15th floor, was a rock star among the many COVID-19 patients at Stony Brook Hospital … more
During this time of lockdown and quarantine it has been difficult to stay positive and not be discouraged. One of the greatest challenges, in addition to not being able to attend Mass, has been the … more
This one is for the Class of 2020, especially those graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. You might notice that the members of the Class of 2020 across the … more
For the past two months, I’ve been receiving emails and private messages from folks who read “Rejoice and Be Glad,” my book of daily reflections for Easter to Pentecost. Although … more
Last Sunday was Pentecost. The three great feasts of the Church’s year are Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, in that order. Christmas,ord Made Flesh,” God the Son, incarnate in Jesus Christ. … more
En el primer libro de los Reyes se nos narra la historia de la viuda de Sarepta que compartió su pan con el profeta Elías (Cf., 1Re 17, 7-16). La interpretación del relato se ha centrado … more
What’s happening to us, America? The outrageous killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, and the resulting violent protests that swept cities … more
Even as the United States still finds itself grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, outrage, grief and anger over the latest killing of an unarmed black man outweighed caution as hundreds of … more
Cardinal Dolan and other Church officials presented an Ascension Thursday overview of a comprehensive plan to reopen the 288 parish churches of the archdiocese. The plan, called Faith Forward, … more
Maria Litrenta, a parishioner of St. Patrick’s in Yorktown Heights, organized a surprise birthday car parade May 22 leading to her house for her retired pastor, Msgr. Dermot R. Brennan, who … more
Graduating seniors at Catholic high schools in Westchester County and the Bronx didn’t go far for congratulations. more
Father John Serio, S.D.B., took a good idea a step further. The president of Salesian High School in New Rochelle traveled through Westchester County and the Bronx over an 11-day period to personally … more
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., June 2 before he signed an executive order back at the White House to expand U.S. … more
Catholic New York editors and reporters interviewed five graduating seniors from Catholic high schools around the archdiocese about their high school experience, how they have coped during the … more
These past months of isolation amid stay-at-home restrictions necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic, “we’ve learned to look a lot,” Cardinal Dolan said in a YouTube video … more
Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, may be an ideal prospective saint for the current age, said Carl A. Anderson, supreme knight of the international fraternal … more
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