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Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”   The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904 edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. A man named Ignacio … more
In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human … more
Want to learn some Latin? Odium Fidei...it means“hatred of the Faith.” In our Catholic tradition, one who loses his/her life because of odium fidei, hatred of the faith, is a … more
¿Quieres aprender algo del latín? Odium Fidei...“significa “odio a la fe”.  En nuestra tradición católica, el que pierde su vida a causa del … more
La Iglesia, guiada por el Espíritu Santo, es plenamente consciente de la novedad traída por Cristo. La salvación, como dice el apóstol Pablo, nos viene por la fe en Jesucristo, y no por el … more
Over the past week, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Anne M. Buckley, the editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and one of the founders of CNY, who died April 23. She … more
Every year during the Easter Triduum, the vocations office of the Archdiocese of New York joins the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre to run a retreat for the men who are considering a … more
As I get older, I become more aware of—and fascinated by—the way people arrive in our lives without warning and often change us, and the course of our life journey, without us realizing it until … more
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those of us fortunate to have our moms still with us will celebrate with them. In fact, I plan to spend Friday and Saturday with mine in St. Louis before … more
El encuentro de los discípulos con el Resucitado fue el desencadenante de la fe pascual, fue también lo que motivó su retorno intempestivo a Jerusalén, ciudad de la que habían huido temerosos … more
Many of the vigil lights in Catholic churches today are electric. No doubt the fire departments and insurance companies are … more
Most Catholics in the United States are probably familiar with the CRS Rice Bowl program, which is a practical way to support Catholic Relief Services’ efforts toward development and relief … more
It’s spring at last, and my thoughts are turning, naturally, if a bit late, to spring cleaning. Not just the grab-the-mop, go-through-the-closets kind of cleaning, but the spiritual kind as well: … more
Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “rising from the dead” (Mark 9:9-10)—because … more
A blessed Easter! We all realize that Lent, the season of penance we just completed, takes forty days. Our kids who give up candy wonder why it takes so long! It’s meant to be lengthy, … more
El Tiempo Pascual nos recuerda insistentemente que Cristo Resucitado vive en medio de nosotros. La mejor ‘prueba’ de la Resurrección de Jesús es el crecimiento de la comunidad de los creyentes … more
¡Una Pascua bendecida! Todos nos damos cuenta de que la Cuaresma, la temporada de penitencia que acabamos de cumplir, lleva cuarenta días. ¡Nuestros niños que renuncian a … more
This is a resurrection story. It is about Kaitlyn Bernhardt, a teenage girl from Brooklyn, who became sick with a severe form of bone cancer, just before she was about to enter Bishop Kearney High … more
I can’t pray. I just don’t know how to do it anymore.” That’s what I told my husband, Dennis, one evening recently about midway through Lent. The parched desert had become an asphalt parking … more
W hen Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota. Sister Brenda Hernandez Valdes, a 34-year-old Daughter of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, … more
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