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Ascension parish on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is marking its 125th anniversary year, beginning this month. The parish committee has sought to plan commemorations that “would have an impact on … more
This year’s Thanksgiving Day falls on the latest possible date: Nov. 28. We have to wait for it through almost the entire month of November, and that is good preparation for the more important … more
ROME. Even the greatest enthusiasts of the present pontificate might not assert that Pope Francis has an inspiring liturgical style. Like the old-school Jesuit he resembles in many ways, the Holy … more
An ancient prayer I’ve uttered upon awakening for 30 years became a rock I clung to during a traumatic experience. Metropolitan Philaret, an Orthodox bishop in the early 19th century, penned the … more
It’s the first question we ask each other these days of November:“Where will you be for Thanksgiving?” And for most of us fortunate ones, the reply is “With my family at … more
Es la primera pregunta que nos hacemos en estos días de noviembre: “¿Dónde estarás para el Día de Acción de Gracias?” Y para la mayoría … more
Durante la realización del Sínodo de la Amazonía (del 6 al 27 de octubre de 2019), un hecho anecdótico ha llamado la atención y ha generado polémica a través de la prensa; nos referimos a unas … more
La parroquia de la Ascensión en la sección del Upper West Side de Manhattan esta celebrando su 125 aniversario a partir de este mes. El comité parroquial ha tratado de planificar conmemoraciones … more
A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
I returned home from work one day recently to see a For Sale sign on the lawn of our elderly neighbors, a retired Army doctor and nurse. They’ve been living on our street since the houses were … more
It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a … more
At the heart of any vocation to the priesthood should be the desire to bring Jesus to the people. Our ministry and ordination puts us in the unique and privileged position of bringing the Good … more
El Libro de los Macabeos nos narra la historia de un grupo de judíos que se resisten a abandonar sus tradiciones religiosas y sucumbir al proceso de helenización impulsado por el rey Antíoco IV … more
Pardon me, but I’m a little bit nervous. Next week I’m being called into the principal’s office! Sunday, along with the bishops of New York State, I’ll be in Rome for … more
Our Catholic faith encourages us to praise, to admire, and above all to try our best to imitate the great saints and souls who have gone before us. November 1 and 2 are two days of the year when we … more
I have known George Morton for a good long time, more than two decades. He’s among the many people I’ve had the pleasure to know because our mutual work on behalf of the Church intersects here … more
Next month brings us two great holy days: the Solemnity of All Saints on Nov. 1, honoring everyone in heaven, and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, when we pray for the dead: those we knew and loved, and … more
One of the curiosities of the 21st-century Catholic debate is that many Catholic traditionalists (especially integralists) and a high percentage of Catholic progressives make the same mistake in … more
La oración no es solo testimonio de fe, sino también un acto de humildad en el cual reconocemos nuestra condición humana, la necesidad de la ayuda de Dios como pura gratuidad y no como algo … more
Whatsoever you do for one of these least brothers of mine, you do for me.” These familiar, yet powerful, words of Jesus from Matthew 25 were at the heart of our Gospel reading at the … more
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