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The world is responding to the needs of Iraqi Christians and other minorities there who have been threatened, forced to flee and in some instances killed for their beliefs at the hands of the Islamic … more
Yes, I know it was strange, but history was my favorite subject in school. I was fortunate to have excellent teachers who made it exciting. Never will I forget, as a sophomore in high school, … more
It’s strange the way events from the past that have lain dormant for decades can come crashing into the present without warning. But when they do, good things can happen. Recently I reconnected … more
Es de todos sabidos que quienes aspiran a gobernar son movidos, generalmente, por intereses personales, por la ambición, el afán de poder y dominio, no por el servicio o la búsqueda del bien … more
Monday was a grand day for the archdiocese, as, amidst the crowds of happy people at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, surrounded by visiting and hometown bishops, priests, deacons, family, and friends, I … more
St. Thérèse of Lisieux comes to life on stage in the parish hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on East 90th Street in Manhattan. Her story of faith unfolds in an hour-long production that … more
Every year, when summer rolls around, I vow to work less and play more, or at least give my kids the lion’s share of my attention. And every year, usually by early August, I wonder what went wrong. … more
Los tres evangelios sinópticos narran el episodio conocido como “la tempestad calmada” (Cf., Mt 8, 23-27; Mc 4, 35-41; Lc 8, 22-25). Según el relato, los discípulos de Jesús están en una … more
Katie Lentz had plucked the perfect dress for her Sunday surprise, and the yellow J. Crew frock was dangling in the back of her 1989 Mercedes, bouncing along the highway as the sun streamed in and … more
Are humans more irritable in the late days of summer than during other months of the year? The ancients certainly believed that the July and August rising temperatures caused an equal rising in … more
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