Tag Archives: Archdiocese of New York

Firefighters’ Names Endure in St. Patrick’s Towers

Graffiti at St Pat's.jpgDavid W. Dunlap of the NY Times wrote a piece earlier today, “Firefighters’ Names Endure in St. Patrick’s Towers,” talking about the legacy of the firefighters in the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral. The article is a nice remembrance of those who inscribed their names following the 9/11 tradegy. Thanks to Msgr. Robert Ritchie and others who are committed to keeping the graffiti intact.

The slide show is worth looking at.

New York undergrad Seminarians 2011

NY undergrad seminarians at Douglaston 2011.jpgBack to school. This year three New York dioceses are combining their undergraduate and pre-theology programs. The Archdiocese of NY has moved with the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses in Douglaston (Queens), New York.

It is expected that the graduate theology program will merge at St Joseph’s Seminary next year.
photo by Fr Luke Sweeney

The True Meaning of Marriage

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Posted on his blog today, The Gospel in the Digital Age, Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan wrote a piece on meaning of marriage and family according to natural reason and Catholic belief. His Excellency makes several and crucial points that require our clear attention. A sound-bite understanding of these important issues is insufficient for us.

The stampede is on.  Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state’s presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.

The media, mainly sympathetic to this rush to tamper with a definition as old as human reason and ordered good, reports annoyance on the part of some senators that those in defense of traditional marriage just don’t see the light, as we persist in opposing this enlightened, progressive, cause.

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Archbishop Dolan to celebrate the St Gianna Mass at St Catherine of Siena Church NYC

TMDolan smile.jpgOn Wednesday, the 27th April, at the Church of St.
Catherine of Siena (411 E. 68th St.) Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan will offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the intention of couples struggling with infertility &
pregnancy-related difficulties. The evening will begin with Mass at 6:30 pm,
followed by comments by Mr. Robert White, President of the St. Gianna Society followed by a blessing
with the St. Gianna relics
by the Archbishop.

At 7:45 pm, there will be time
for personal veneration of St. Gianna relics – with a light reception following
Mass. Physicians, including Dr. Anne
, and other practitioners specializing in infertility will be
present in reception area to answer questions and offer support following Mass.
For more info, check out the flyer
St. Gianna Flyer 2011.pdf

Imprisioned, and you visited me: Archbishop Dolan visits prisoners

Dolan at Arthur Kill.jpg“all of us are sinners. We need mercy and healing that only Jesus can give,” Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan told prisoners today at the Arthur Kill correctional facility on Staten Island, NY. The Archbishop offered the Sacrifice of the Mass for about 75 prisoners and others. The story is here.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT, follows the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, and is an Oblate of Saint Benedict, works as a monastery farmer and a keeper of honey bees. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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