Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered the keynote Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in Midtown Manhattan. She discussed reasons for optimism, despite the current political climate saddled with the rancor of dueling ideologies.
The Archbishop of New York’s simple message for the incoming Bishop of Brooklyn: Welcome back, it’s going to be great working with you.
After last year’s virtual Columbus Day observance, this year’s event returned as an in-person celebration of faith and Italian-American heritage in New York City. Columbus Day 2021 began with a bilingual Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday morning.
As St. Joseph’s Seminary & College celebrates its 125th anniversary, seminarians reflect on the vast differences between their experiences and those of their predecessors in the 1890s.
If life imitates art, then the glamorous pieces that fashion designer Caterine Sanchez brings to fruition are clothes that embrace sensuality, femininity, imagination, and nature, while incorporating movement, hand-drawn images, and, if one digs a little deeper, even symbols of her admiration for a group of Franciscan friars.
As more institutions enact COVID-19 vaccination mandates, Catholic leaders find themselves answering questions from parishioners about whether or not they can claim a religious exemption from getting the jab.
Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July 17, the community celebrated Mother Cabrini’s belated 171st birthday (July 15) and the 75th anniversary of her canonization.
Local Catholics interested in learning more about the life of Mother Cabrini can now view some of her never-before-seen belongings in a new pop-up museum at the shrine in her honor.
The Sisters of Life have been serving for 30 years. The order was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor as a community of women religious who, along with the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, take a vow to protect the sacredness of life.
The Diocese of Brooklyn will fully reopen its Catholic academies and parish schools for in-person learning again this fall. The diocese will also provide parents the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the 2021-22 school year through the new St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy.