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Recently on a drive to one of our wonderful parishes in the upper counties, I spotted a sign as we entered a little town. It was a thoughtful sign of welcome from the local parish, inviting people to … more
Haphazardly scattered all over my bedroom dresser and more carefully positioned throughout my office prayer space are broken shells of every shape and size. Small and blue-grey, large and … more
As Catholic New York was going to press with this issue, the Vatican called its seven nuncios based in the Middle East to Rome for a three-day summit, beginning Oct. 2, to assess the situation in … more
El 4 de octubre la Iglesia celebra la memoria de San Francisco de Asís (1182-1226). No obstante su lejanía en el tiempo (ocho siglos), no cabe duda que su figura sigue siendo un referente y su … more
The Servite Rosary, also known as The Seven Sorrows Rosary, or in Latin, the dolor beads, is a cherished prayer and special mission for the members of the Order of the Servants of Mary. This devotion … more
In many ways this summer has been a very difficult one. My dear dad passed away on Aug. 29 after a battle with stomach cancer and a host of other complications. And so, our immediate family (mom, … more
I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis … more
Recently I was reading the cartoons and funny sayings that my niece Mary Beth has posted on the refrigerator in her kitchen. One item made me burst out laughing. Unexpectedly, though, it led me to … more
Dice el Apóstol Pablo que “El que ama cumple la ley entera” (Rm 13, 10); pues, quien ama a su prójimo no puede nunca buscar hacerle el mal. El apóstol nos habla de la centralidad del amor al … more
To say the Archdiocese of New York is well represented among the top leadership of the nation’s largest Irish Catholic men’s and women’s organizations is quite an understatement. Staten … more
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