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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. more
The St. John’s University board of trustees Nov. 24 announced the unanimous election of Father Brian J. Shanley, … more
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. more
Catholic schools in the archdiocese, along with several Catholic school parents, have filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the New York City Department of Education to live up to its legal obligation to provide Covid-19 testing for its students, as required by New York state law. The case was filed Nov. 18 in New York State Supreme Court on Staten Island. A hearing is set for Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. more
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 … more
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 … more
Michael Deegan, superintendent of schools for the archdiocese, said that the Catholic schools of the archdiocese are taking to court the disparity in coronavirus testing protocols with public … more
Scott Miller is hoping for growth in the St. Vincent de Paul Society after being installed last month as archdiocesan council president at St. Agnes Church in Manhattan. The society has 31 … more
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 … more
El diácono Jonathan Reyes, de la parroquia de Santa Teresa del Niño Jesús, en Staten Island, dijo que su ordenación al diaconado permanente junto a sus siete … more
Catholic New Yorkers now have the tools to make their voices heard to their elected officials right in the palm of their hand. The Catholic Action Network (CAN) can now text critical alerts directly … more
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
More than 100 people gathered at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne on a brisk, sunny afternoon to dedicate a new burial area for Catholic veterans of the United States armed services. The … more
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 … more
At the 40th annual Our Lady of Providence Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Auxiliary Bishop Edmund Whalen told the faithful, “We must give of ourselves in our daily life. Such is the … more
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 … 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
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