Centennial News

Message from Cardinal Dolan: World Day of the Poor

My Dear People of the Archdiocese:

Pope Francis is inaugurating World Day of the Poor this upcoming Sunday, November 19, 2017 to re-enforce that concern for the poor is an essential part of our Catholic faith. I know that so many of our Catholic faithful understand this well and live it out generously and sacrificially. Perhaps each of us can reflect upon ways we might live this out even better.

The timing of this World Day of the Poor is fortuitous, or better, grace-filled. This Sunday, during Catholic Charities Centennial year, we inaugurate a change in the Archdiocese of New York in substituting the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice for the previous Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection.

For a century, as part of the fabric of our great city, Catholic Charities has been supporting New Yorkers in need, delivering a range of services that provide help and create hope for the most vulnerable among us, non-Catholics and Catholics alike. This is a jewel of the Church of New York.

I continue to be grateful for the personal outreach made by so many of you, our faithful parishioners, to the neediest in our neighborhoods. 

With renewed gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Archbishop of New York