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Sister Kathleen Doyle, F.S.P., who served as an educator for many years, including as principal of Ladycliff/Franciscan High School in Mohegan Lake, died March 13 at the Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs … more
Retired Bishop Francis A. Quinn of Sacramento, Calif., who headed the Northern California diocese for 13 years, died March 21. He was 97. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, … more
Sister Jean Marie Noonan, R.D.C., who served as a teacher and a nurse in the archdiocese, died March 11 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 94. She taught at John F. Kennedy … more
Sister Teresita Duque, S.C., who served at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan for 47 years, died March 17 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 91. Sister Teresita … more
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Rene A. Valero of Brooklyn, the diocese’s first bishop of Hispanic heritage, died March 10 at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was 88. Retired since 2005, he … more
Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, retired archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, died March 14. He was 85. Pope Francis expressed his condolences to Cardinal Danneels’ family, and the Belgian … more
Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M., who served in Hawaii for 50 years, died March 1 in Oahu, Hawaii. She was 86. Sister Joan was in Hawaii, 2004-2019, 1980-1999 and 1956-1972, as a high school teacher, … more
Sister Mary Paulita Hoffman, M.M., who served for half a century in Taiwan and was the oldest Maryknoll Sister at the time of her death, died March 14 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was … more
Emmy Award winning television news reporter Magee Hickey and the Hickey family present a special evening of cabaret with singers Stacy Sullivan, Natalie Douglas, Jamie Owens and special guest stars, on Saturday, April 13, with proceeds to benefit the children of Astor Services for Children & Families’ Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx. more
Father Emeric Szlezak, O.F.M., who served as parochial vicar at St. Stephen of Hungary parish in Manhattan for more than four decades, died March 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was 101. Father … more
The clergy abuse crisis will not be over in our lifetime, particularly in countries where it is just being acknowledged, according to Jesuit Father Hans Zollner. more
Lent is a good time to recharge your spiritual batteries. In my case, I didn’t have to go far to accomplish that two Fridays ago. All it took was an eight-block walk down First Avenue from our … more
Life and death—two of the topics we think about more deeply in Lent—came into sharper focus for me at the very beginning of the Lenten season. That was partly because of the ashes that we … more
When a pope is elected, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s a challenging journey for some: In 2005, … more
Like any other priest, one of the duties I most savor is to hear confessions. We hear a lot of confessions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and I take my turn as a confessor, usually after my 7 … more
Dios se ha revelado a los hombres como un padre misericordioso, “lento a la cólera y rico en amor y fidelidad” (Ex 34, 6). Los salmos proclaman que “El Señor es clemente y compasivo, lento a … more
Sometimes, it is easy to tell when a child is old enough to receive the Sacred Eucharist at Mass. Other times, it's not. Usually, when parents with an offspring who has not received First Communion … more
Como cualquier otro sacerdote, uno de los deberes que más gozo, es escuchar las confesiones. Escuchamos muchas confesiones en la Catedral de San Patricio y me turno como confesor, … more
Waves of eager chatter filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Then, a triumphant organ chord pierced the air and the procession began. Knights … more
Cardinal Dolan explained the pivotal role of priests during his homily to 120 guests attending the Evening for Vocations March 21 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. “A priest builds a … more
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