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Last weekend’s newspapers, and reports on TV and radio, understandably had a lot on dads, since Sunday was Fathers’ Day. Was it just me, though, or were there more stories than usual … more
When Sandra Pou Pulliam first contacted Catholic New York about her 50-year high school reunion, she suggested taking out an advertisement. Colleagues in our advertising department felt she might be … more
For once, we hope this editorial will be outdated by the time you read it. The topic is the horrendous policy implemented in recent weeks by the Trump administration to separate thousands of … more
En el Evangelio se nos dice que Jesús “recorría toda Galilea, enseñando en sus sinagogas, proclamando la Buena Nueva del Reino y curando toda enfermedad y toda dolencia en el pueblo. Su fama … more
The recent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and author Anthony Bourdain shocked many of us and made us ponder why they chose to end their lives. Of course, suicide is always troubling … more
A chapter in a remarkable American and Catholic life closed on June 6, when Abbot Thomas Frerking, O.S.B., concluded more than two decades of service as leader of the monastic community at St. Louis … more
Recently, I received an email from a young woman who is discerning religious life. She wanted to know the possibilities available in the archdiocese for someone who is thinking about becoming a … more
La Iglesia siembre ha enseñado que la salvación es una gracia absolutamente gratuita. En virtud de los méritos del sacrificio redentor de Cristo obrado en la cruz, somos justificados en el … more
We all wonder about it at one time or another! What’s at the core of the universe? What is at the very foundation of existence? What power makes the world tick? Those of us fortunate … more
Until a couple of weeks ago, I never had the occasion to return for commencement exercises at my alma mater, St. John’s University, where I am a proud member of the class of 1985. That may seem a … more
If eyes are the windows to the soul, I think feet may be the doorway to all understanding. That revelation came to me recently when I was in the front pew of my parish church in upstate New York. I … more
The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. That was the headline of its newly released … more
Many motels in the United States offer motorists a free breakfast with each night's stay. The managers of a Comfort Inn in Florida provided a delicious example of this morning fare during my recent … more
Here’s an important word in the Catholic lexicon: holistic. When looking at the miracle, the work of art that we call the human person, we take in the whole: body, mind, and soul. This is … more
Father Stephen Norton, the pastor of St. Benedict parish in the Bronx, was preaching a couple of weeks ago on the Sixth Sunday of Easter from John’s Gospel. (“I am the vine, you are the … more
El semipelagianismo, como hemos señalado en otra columna, se expresa en ciertas actitudes o comportamientos, en teorías psicológicas que exaltan la capacidad del hombre para su auto realización, … more
I love to laugh, and it’s no wonder. I grew up in a family that had an unwritten rule: Don’t say anything straight if you can say it funny. My father was the ringleader when it came to humor, and … more
May...the month of Mary. It’s appropriate, is it not? Creation is bursting with life. Grass, leaves, bushes, flowers—allergies!—all over the place. Nature is as it should … more
A few months ago, I was having dinner with several of those I am working with who are discerning the priesthood. These gatherings are great opportunities for me to get to know the men and give … more
En varias ocasiones el papa Francisco ha aludido al peligro que representa actualmente ciertas tendencias neo-gnósticas y neo-pelagianas. El Papa no pretende con esto hablar ex catedra (haciendo uso … more
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