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What is the cost of our freedom in the United States? For nearly 140 years Americans have been celebrating the 4th of July. Can we think of some of the key ingredients needed for true independence? … more
My family is preparing for a great event: My niece Clare is getting married. She and James, her fiancé, have made all the arrangements. Their relatives and friends are overjoyed. We can’t wait for … more
El Papa Francisco nos dice que el “lema” del Año Santo es: “Misericordiosos como el Padre” (Cf.,  Misericordiae Vultus, 14). Desde esta óptica hemos venido reflexionado sobre cómo Dios se … more
I felt like inviting all of them to the Synod on the Family this October in Rome! Wish I could! They’re the real experts! I’m talking about the hundreds of couples who gathered … more
When Matt Schiller was elected president of the Catholic Press Association this month, no one at Catholic New York was surprised. He’s been heavily involved in the workings of the CPA board of … more
If you want to understand the framework for Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then the United States in September, I respectfully suggest you go back to the initial year of his pontificate, 2013, and … more
But, Cardinal Dolan, this is a ‘no-brainer!’ Who could be against this?” That’s the question one of our many devoted teachers asked me about the Education Tax Credit, … more
La misericordia, como señala el Papa Francisco, se revela como una dimensión fundamental de la misión de Jesús (Cf., Misericordiae Vultus, 20). Ahora bien, siendo la Iglesia continuadora de la … more
The only essential equipment for seeing birds is a pair of eyes. Good ears are a help too.” The first edition of “Birds: A Guide To The Most Familiar American Birds” smells like an old … more
Isn’t it amazing how riding a bike is like…well…riding a bike? You really don’t forget. After not owning a bike for decades, I find it simply incredible that I can hop on my new set of wheels … more

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