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You know it’s going to be one of those days when the first email you open talks about a “pastoral earthquake” at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. That was the case Monday … more
We’re in the final days of the Synod of Bishops here in Rome, dedicated to the topic of Marriage and Family. It has been enlightening and fascinating, listening to my 185 brother bishops, as well … more
Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the actress-turned-memoirist, and it couldn’t be more apt. Though I’ve … more
En los evangelios sinópticos encontramos un conocido pasaje en el cual se relata que algunos fariseos (generalmente opositores de la ocupación romana) y herodianos (simpatizantes y cooperadores del … more
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
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