• Cuban candidate illustrates social edge to saints of the Americas

    Cuban candidate illustrates social edge to saints of the Americas

    • Apr 1, 2016

    The gradual re-opening of relations between Cuba and the United States is a great sign of hope, and it makes us think of a great missionary who preached the Gospel in both those countries, in Havana and New York: A holy Cuban-American priest named Father Félix Varela (1788-1853). In Cuba,

  • Financial misconduct in parishes is all too common

    Financial misconduct in parishes is all too common

    • Dec 22, 2015

    Behind the sensational headlines about a New York priest accused of pilfering church coffers to pay for an extravagant lifestyle – “Priest paid his male ‘sex master’ from collection plate: lawsuit,” as the New York Post put it — is the surprisingly common accusation of a trusted employee or volunteer

  • Pope Francis to greet public in Central Park

    • Sep 1, 2015

    New Yorkers clamoring for a view of Pope Francis during his brief visit to the Big Apple now have another shot. The City of New York announced Tuesday that Francis “will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park” on Sept. 25, before heading to celebrate Mass

  • Cardinal confers a rare papal knighthood on a rabbi

    • Apr 28, 2015

    NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, conferred a papal knighthood on Rabbi Arthur Schneier on Monday, citing “the good works that he’s done” to promote religious freedom and international peace. Schneier, 85, is the senior rabbi of Park East

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  • New York Cardinal Edward Egan has died at age 82

    • Mar 5, 2015

    Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop emeritus of New York who was popular in Rome but had a rocky tenure as head of the nation’s second largest archdiocese, died Thursday afternoon of cardiac arrest. He was 82. His successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, said Egan was stricken at his residence at the

  • ‘Mass mob’ fills a church with hopes of saving it

    • Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK — The priest looked out Sunday afternoon on a rare sight: Every pew in his church was packed, the crowd so thick that some had to stand. They had come to show support for his church, Our Lady of Peace on the Upper East Side, one of 112

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