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As churches across the archdiocese reopened to the public for Masses last month, it’s no secret that parishioners did not flock back in their pre-coronavirus numbers in the initial Sundays. Even if … more
Last week marked a return to 1011, as the New York Catholic Center, the archdiocesan headquarters at 1011 First Ave. in Manhattan is known to just about everyone who works here. I had not been on the … more
Father Luis M. Silva Cervantes had it all planned. May 23 was marked on a countdown app on his phone for months. After his transitional diaconate ordination, he started to make a list of guests for … 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
Father Jeffrey Pomeisl’s devotion to the Rosary goes back a long way. He remembers praying decades of Hail Marys on car trips with his parents and six brothers as a youth. During his … more
At Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets, and right across the street from Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral could hardly occupy a place more at the center of New York City’s … 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
After reporting in the last issue about how archdiocesan Catholic Charities was initiating steps to meet the needs of the wide swath of New Yorkers it assists, particularly in the changed society all … more
One of the unwritten rules I have always tried to observe as a Catholic journalist is shying away from asking priests for interviews on Sundays, for obvious reasons. We are living in different times … more
Last week, I had a phone interview with Julianne Stanz shortly before she led a professional enrichment day for 150 people at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, on “How to Reach the … more
In the mid-1990s, a gifted Newsday reporter named Bob Keeler won a Pulitzer Prize for an in-depth series of articles about St. Brigid’s parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Back then, I … more
Elizabeth Guevara de Gonzalez, who was recently named director of the archdiocesan Office of Adult Faith Formation, is seeking to continue expanding awareness of her office and its programs among … more
You never know who you are going to encounter when you start making your way into a crowd, especially when it’s as big as the one in Washington, D.C., last Friday, Jan. 24, for the 47th annual … more
Last issue, this space featured a report about a Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Manhattan marking the bicentennial of the birth of Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P., the founder of the Paulist … more
It was a birthday party for the ages, as the Paulist Fathers celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of their founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P. Father Eric Andrews, C.S.P., … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon heralds the season in New York. More so than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the … more
As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect … more
Ascension parish on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is marking its 125th anniversary year, beginning this month. The parish committee has sought to plan commemorations that “would have an impact on … more
La parroquia de la Ascensión en la sección del Upper West Side de Manhattan esta celebrando su 125 aniversario a partir de este mes. El comité parroquial ha tratado de planificar conmemoraciones … more
A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
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