A Founder's Vision

On August 15, 1981 Terence Cardinal Cooke shared with the priests of the archdiocese the convictions which led him to initiate the first official paper of the Archdiocese of New York. He said:

I believe this newspaper will:
Cardinal Cooke Photo* bring the work and message of the Church into the homes of our families in a fresh and interesting way;

* provide a forum for dialogue among our people, so necessary in these times of questioning, searching, misinformation;

* offer background and balance on important religious and theological issues;

* highlight the positive and practical, and often unnoticed, works of charity done by so many priests, religious and lay people in our parishes and institutions;

* become an invaluable educational tool for all of us as we strive to teach and live the Gospel of the Lord Jesus in the Archdiocese of New York.

He concluded by acknowledging the enthusiasm and generosity of spirit that would be evident in the collaboration so essential to "this new venture of Evangelization."

Catholic New York's Role in Evangelization

  • News
    Catholic New York takes local, national and world events and measures them against the moral and ethical code of the Catholic faith.
  • Witness
    Catholic New York presents the experiences of those living the faith...experiences that are clearly perceived as reflecting the Gospel message.
  • Teaching
    Catholic New York explains Church teaching on moral issues and defines a standard by which to live one's life.
  • Reflections
    Catholic New York's writers share their thoughts--inviting readers to explore their own attitudes and viewpoints.
  • Announcements
    Catholic New York focuses attention on events of faith and extends the invitation to participate in activities of the larger Church community.


For information on the life and Sainthood Cause of Cardinal Cooke please click here.