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U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Blaich said he began “running through a lot of scenarios in his head” as soon as he learned he would be on a team responding to the Golden Ray cargo ship that capsized … more
One of the candidates for his party’s presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg, recently offered an unusual justification for abortion. He said in a radio interview that there are “a lot of parts … more
Oct. 4 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. Although the Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker enjoyed great success during his lifetime, he died in poverty and was … more
The eminent sociologist Peter Rossi was a world-class punster whose scholarly accomplishments fed a sometimes-whimsical view of the human condition—in which, Rossi memorably observed, “there are … more
Among other titles—the month of the Holy Rosary, the month of the missions—the thirty-one days beginning Tuesday are Respect Life Month. To protect the dignity of the human person, and … more
Have you ever heard someone say many young people today do not show enough respect for their elders? Have you ever heard senior citizens say, “Back in my day…” when launching a diatribe against … more
En el Evangelio de san Lucas se nos presenta la conocida parábola del pobre Lázaro (Cf., Lc 16, 19-31), cuyo trasfondo es un llamado a la compasión y solidaridad para con el pobre que sufre. El … more
Entre otros títulos, el mes del Santo Rosario, el mes de las misiones, los treinta y un días que comienza el martes son parte del Mes de Respeto a la Vida. Proteger la dignidad de la persona … more
It’s not often I find myself in a beautiful Central Park West apartment with terrace views overlooking the trees and ball fields across the street. But there’s a first time for everything, and … more
September always feels like the start of a new year to me, much more so than Jan. 1 ever does. It must be the perennial student in me. I can’t even resist the piles of discounted school supplies … more
Our wonderful principals, teachers, and students already have a week behind them as our renowned Catholic schools get back into session. This is an appropriate moment to welcome all of them back, … more
En más de una de nuestras columnas hemos comentado el muy conocido pasaje bíblico del “Hijo Pródigo”, parábola exclusiva del evangelio de Lucas (Lc 15, 11-32) que, dicho sea de paso, es uno … more
Why was the prophet Jeremiah left in a cistern to die in 630 B.C.? In modern parlance, his accusers would say because he was a stick-in-the-mud. He wouldn't keep up with the times. His values ran … more
At the risk of sounding like I’m piling on, consider this my firm note of disapproval for New York City’s big-footed decision against erecting a statue honoring St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the … more
One of the most beautiful times of the Church year is the spring, when many dioceses throughout the world celebrate the ordination of their new priests. During my years as a seminarian and now as a … more
The school day is beginning a little later for students at some high schools in the United States. According to a couple of articles I saw recently, researchers have found that teens’ sleep … more
W e ate our honey. We ate a lot. Now we have no honey in our honey pot.” With those 17 words, averaging just three letters in length, Jan and Stan Berenstain launched their legendary book … more
It’s Labor Day. Can I write a bit about those Jesus called “laborers in the vineyard”? That’s all of us, to be sure, those who labor for Jesus and His reign. But in a … more
Hace una semana, más o menos, nosotros sacerdotes, diáconos, mujeres y hombres religiosos—y un número cada vez mayor de fieles laicos, que rezan diariamente lo que la … more
La fe, si bien es cierto es una ‘luz’ que ilumina el camino de nuestras vidas, sin embargo, no despeja todas nuestras dudas, de ahí el grito del profeta Hababuc: “¿Hasta cuándo, Señor, … more
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