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After intensive consultation, Cardinal Dolan issued the following five decrees, two parish mergers and three church relegations:  Merger of the Parishes of St. Mary of the Snow-St. Joseph, … more
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, … more
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. more
Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations of his innocence and a lack of Church officials reporting and investigating accusations, according to the Vatican summary of its report on the matter. more
The following statement was released by Cardinal Dolan on the “McCarrick Report,” issued today by the Vatican. more
Deacon Jonathan Reyes of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus on Staten Island said his ordination to the permanent diaconate alongside his seven classmates from other parts of the archdiocese “truly … more
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, last week offered reflections of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, “Fratelli … more
The annual Divino Niño (Divine Child) Mass was celebrated Nov. 1 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with Father Fredy Patiño serving as principal celebrant and homilist. Cardinal Dolan … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for All Souls Day, Nov. 2, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. Msgr. Dennis Keane, executive director of the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and pastor … more
At the annual World Mission Sunday Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan told the faithful that “all we have to do is look at the Church in the mission countries to know how … more
La misa anual de la Hermandad del Señor de los Milagros fue ofrecido el 18 de octubre en la cathedral de San Patricio. El padre Lorenzo Ato, director de comunicación por el Ministerio … more
Since the re-opening of our churches last summer, I’ve made it a point to visit, unannounced, various parishes, in order to celebrate Mass and spend some time with parishioners. At each visit, I am not allowed to enter the church until my temperature is taken; ushers are there to distribute face masks to anyone who has left theirs at home. Hand sanitizing stations are located around the church, and social distancing and crowd limitations are enforced. When Mass is over, I slip back into the church, and always find eight or so parishioners already hard at work, scrubbing and sanitizing the pews, door handles, and altar area before the next Mass. more
Cardinal Dolan offered a blessing and helped to distribute bags of food during a special archdiocesan Catholic Charities food pantry gathering in the Bronx. Organizers determined that the 2,400 meals … more
At a Memorial Mass for NYPD victims of the coronavirus, Cardinal Dolan said the gathering was offered for the department’s dedicated men and women “who succumbed to Covid over the last … more
Cardinal Dolan, in a meditation at the annual Prayer Service on the Vigil of the Opening of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, acknowledged the milestone “of this august … more
During the Mass in which Bishop James Massa was officially installed as rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Cardinal Dolan told him that as much as the bishop was well prepared to … more
Lebanese Cardinal Béchara Boutros Rai asked everyone watching a Sept. 10 webinar “not to forget Lebanon.”  The Middle East nation has faced political and economic … more
More than 35 clerics representing the Catholic, Orthodox and Islamic faith traditions of Lebanon met in Brooklyn to pray for victims of a deadly explosion in Beirut and for an end to the decades of … more
The Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate kicked off their 100th anniversary celebration with a Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan at their Marycrest motherhouse in Monroe Aug. 15, the feast of the … more
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