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McCloskey Community Services Starting Christmas Gift Drive             Cardinal McCloskey Community Services will begin its annual collection … more
While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said. more
Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching. more
It’s a population that almost every bishop in the United States comes into contact with: 700,000 young adults brought into the country as children without documents. more
With rumors swirling around about two of their members, the bishops of New York state reached the centerpiece of their “ad limina” pilgrimage to Rome: the tomb of St. Peter. more
After an attorney threatened to file a lawsuit alleging he abused a child decades ago when he was a priest in New Jersey, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn issued a statement Nov. 13 denying the accusation and said he “will vigorously defend” himself against the claim. more
The annual Bilingual Young Adult Mass offered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral drew more than 300 young men and women who gathered to celebrate their faith. The celebrant shared words of guidance about … more
In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told the bishops gathered in Baltimore the Vatican may publish what it knows about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick by Christmas, or perhaps the New Year. more
The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Nov. 11 in Baltimore on a revised set of strategic priorities to take them into the next decade. more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore. more
On the agenda for the U.S. bishops’ Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore were elections and discussions of key challenges in the Church and the nation. Unlike recent previous meetings, their response to the clergy abuse crisis was mentioned but was not the primary focus. more
In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been “an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times.” more
St. Catharine’s Early Childhood Center in Blauvelt had a reunion Oct. 19 to mark its 20th anniversary. A highlight was the presence of Msgr. Francis J. McAree, the pastor of St. Catharine’s … more
Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is under way to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue. more
The Trump administration Nov. 1 announced a proposed rule to allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to follow their deeply held religious beliefs and not place children with same-sex couples. more
While other U.S. bishops are preparing for their general meeting in Baltimore Nov. 11-13, the bishops of New York state are packing their bags for Rome. more
In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret. more
Catholic Schools Spirituality Day, featuring 3,500 teachers, principals and administrators from schools across the archdiocese, filled the Westchester County Center in White Plains Nov. 6. more
The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said. more
The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s Church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the faithful, living and dead, can and should pray for each other, a top Vatican official wrote. more
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