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Ordination of Transitional Deacons a Sign of Hope

I caught up with Deacon Kevin Panameño in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, shortly after he and eight classmates were ordained to the transitional diaconate Nov. 7. He was sharing …

Marked With the Sign of Faith

November traditionally has been dedicated to praying for our deceased brothers and sisters. This flows from the fact that the month begins with All Saints Day Nov. 1. and All Souls Day Nov. 2. In …

Adjusting My Lenses

I stopped at my parish church one bright afternoon recently to pray for a while and rest in the silence. As I entered the church, I pulled off my sunglasses to see more clearly in the softer …

Letting Others in as We Keep Our Distance

Can you come in?” My grandma’s favorite question is one we now discourage her from uttering. The impulse to swing open her door and her arms, honed over nine decades and …

An Open Letter to the People of ‘Courage’

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: There are many exemplars of the cardinal virtue of courage in the Catholic Church today: Catholics in Hong Kong who risk their lives and livelihoods in defense …

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Ruling Favors Catholic Schools in Covid Testing Dispute

A Nov. 23 ruling by the New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island granted the relief sought by Catholic schools that the New York City Department of Education provide the same Covid-19 testing for its students as it does for public school students, as required by New York state law.

Cardinal Dolan Chosen to Chair USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty

Cardinal Dolan was elected chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after the result of voting by the bishops was announced Nov. 16, the first day of the USCCB’s annual fall general assembly, which is being held virtually in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ArchCare Prepared for Second Covid-19 Wave, Its President Says

ArchCare is prepared for a second wave of Covid-19 or any other virus that may threaten the health of people it serves or its care team staff, said Scott LaRue, the president and CEO of the …

Stony Point Parishioners Provide Plentiful Thanksgiving for Struggling Families

The generous faithful of Immaculate Conception parish in Stony Point are hoping their help will yield a more fruitful Thanksgiving for those who have been living on less. Their cornucopia of …
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Pope Creates 13 New Cardinals, Including Washington Archbishop

One by one 11 senior Churchmen, including two U.S. citizens—Cardinals Wilton D. Gregory of Washington and Silvano M. Tomasi, a former Vatican diplomat who has served in the Archdiocese of New York—knelt before Pope Francis to receive their red hats, a cardinal’s ring and a scroll formally declaring their new status and assigning them a “titular” church in Rome.

Supreme Court Says New York Pandemic Limits on Houses of Worship Restrict Religious Freedom

In a 5-4 decision issued just before midnight Nov. 25, the Supreme Court lifted the pandemic restrictions on congregation sizes at houses of worship imposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Vatican Christmas: Details of Stamps, Nativity Scene, Tree Released

Although the Vatican knows Christmas may be very different this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it already has chosen its stamps and the Nativity scene and tree that will stand in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Advances Sainthood Causes for Spanish Martyrs, Italian Almoner

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of 127 Spanish martyrs, three Italian religious women, an Italian archbishop and three priests. One priest distributed what would be valued today as $7 million in donations to people in need, including his own winnings from a soccer betting pool.

Pope, In New Book, Talks About Personal ‘Lockdowns’ That Changed His Life

While the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions have interrupted people’s lives and brought suffering on a global scale, every individual—including the pope—has or will experience traumatic interruptions in their lives, Pope Francis said in a new book.
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Misa de Nuestra Señora de la Providencia Celebra a la Virgen María y a Puerto Rico

En la 40ª misa anual de Nuestra Señora de la Providencia en la Catedral de San Patricio, el obispo auxiliar Edmund Whalen dijo a los fieles: “Debemos dar de nosotros mismos en …

Schools Coverage

New Farrell Facilities

Cardinal Dolan visited the Farrell High School in Staten Island Oct. 28 to dedicate new campus facilities, including the Brother Henry S. Wright Learning Center. Brother Wright, who died Oct. 29, …

Prayer Life Amid Pandemic Is Focus of Holy Hour With Students

In an archdiocesan Holy Hour this month, students from Good Shepherd School in Manhattan joined Auxiliary Bishop Edmund Whalen to pray for the nation, the world and people suffering from the …

Fordham Prep Grad Added Funding, School Spirit to Ignatian Challenge

Jim Rowen added “octane” to the Great Ignatian Challenge elevating school spirit at nine Jesuit schools in four states as students collect food for the hungry in their communities during …

Celebrating a School Milestone

Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, celebrated the its 165th anniversary Oct. 1.  The school for young women was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1855 and moved to its current location …

Covid-19 Response Coordinator Named To Keep Catholic School Students and Faculty Safe

To ensure the safety of students and faculty, Bridgette R. Mastaglio has been appointed by the superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese as Covid-19 response coordinator.  Ms. …