A Come-to-Jesus Moment for the U.S. Catholic Church

A Come-to-Jesus Moment for the U.S. Catholic Church

BY DIANE DIMOND Pope Francis has called for silence and prayer from those who criticize the Catholic Church’s attempts to root out and punish priests who are committing sexual abuse. But it is clear the time for silence has long passed. Priests who prey on children are criminals, not souls to be saved for the […]

Letter to the Editor: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Dear Editor, After the awesome and inspiring Right to Life March up Constitutional Avenue to the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. last Friday and our trek back to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception to catch our bus, a few of us went inside to see if there was a Mass we could attend. […]

Christ Episcopal Church in Sparkill Receives Sacred Sites Grant

Christ Episcopal Church in Sparkill Receives Sacred Sites Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 23 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $294,500 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State including $1,000 to Christ Episcopal Church in Sparkill, New York. “You don’t have to be religious to understand that religious institutions contain some of our finest art and architecture. Many also provide vital […]

Catholic Church in Mass. Raises Ire of Extremists

Catholic Church in Mass. Raises Ire of Extremists

When St. Francis Xavier parish in Acushnet, Massachusetts put this sign on their front property following the announcement of President Obama’s officially completed “evolution” on gay marriage, they may not have been ready to deal with the fallout. In addition to being the subject of television broadcasts and newspaper articles portraying the church as being […]

CARDINAL EGAN TO VISIT NORTH ROCKLAND PARISH

St. Gregory Barbarigo Celebrating 50th anniversary Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, will officiate a special commemorative Mass on Sunday, January 15 at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church to kick off the parish’s 50th anniversary celebration. “Since coming to St. Gregory’s last year, I’ve been touched by the wonderful history of our parish and […]