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Our readings from the Bible during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass these happy 50 days of Easter—Paschaltide—describe a paradox. You know how that word is defined: “Something … more
Like many of you, I was raised with a high value on visiting people, especially when there was adversity. A neighbor a block over had a fire; the next day we visited to see how they were doing … more
Como muchos de ustedes, yo fui criado dando un alto valor a visitar a la gente, especialmente cuando se trata de una adversidad. Un vecino a una cuadra de nosotros sufrió una vez un … more
I couldn’t miss him. There he was near the front of the church in the parish where I had gone to celebrate Mass at the beginning of Lent. Every time I looked his way, he gave me a smile and … more
Earlier this week, I wrote in my blog http://cardinaldolan.org/index.php/honoring-saint-patrick about today’s glorious feast, that of our patron, St. Patrick, and especially why parades are so … more
Two weeks ago, my column was about the Sacrament of Baptism, remember? I recalled our Catholic belief that, at Baptism, original sin is washed away, and our soul is teeming with God’s very … more
February 26th is a very important day for me. No, it’s not my birthday. That was two weeks ago and, at sixty-six, birthdays become less and less exciting! No, it’s not the date … more
Last week I was in Cebu, the Philippines, for the International Eucharistic Congress, an event that occurs in the Church every four years. I was happy to go, especially with sixty pilgrims, … more
It’s strange in a way... I’m referring to the January 22nd anniversary of the morbid Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion One would think this would be a terribly … more
One thing that, in the minds of some, threatens the hoped-for happiness of 2016 is that it is an election year! From what I hear, a lot of us are already fatigued by the campaigning that even now … more
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