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Somos Llamados al Discipulado Misionero — Cultura del Encuentro

En años pasados, el Papa Francisco ha llamado a todos los católicos a convertirse en “Discípulos Misioneros”. Este término ciertamente no es una idea nueva. A lo largo de mi marcha en el … more

‘Blink of an Eye’

The world would be an infinitely better place if people could understand and accept this basic concept. Suppose you were standing on a sandy beach stretching for miles, and on the tip of your finger … more

‘Inherent Dignity’

Considering the increasing awareness of racism that exists in our country today, there must be something individual parishes can do to bring about a greater understanding between the races. As a … more

‘A Land of Laws’

I consider myself a good Catholic. I go to Mass each week and donate generously to causes promoted by the Church. Yet, I am castigated by other Catholics for supporting our President. It infuriates … more

Laborers for the Harvest of Grace

Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying nine college students who are part of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) at SUNY New Paltz on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I … more

Don’t Count The News Out

Count me firmly among those who hope all the “obituaries” written last week about the New York Daily News were extremely premature. As a reader for many years, I’ve certainly watched the … more

Deacons’ Service, Growth Are Signs of Faith

At the Mass in late June in which he ordained 10 men to serve as permanent deacons of the archdiocese, Cardinal Dolan reminded the congregation in St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the permanent … more

Casting Light on Darkness

Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the Lord…You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish … more

Flowers for Mary: Finding Beauty in the Backyard

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed. “I’m having contractions, which is hilarious,” she says, stripping … more

Parresía y Profetismo

Los graves acontecimientos de violencia que están sucediendo actualmente en Nicaragua y la difícil situación que afrontar la Iglesia en ese país nos llevan a reflexionar sobre un concepto muy … more

Two Feasts for the ‘Summit of Summer’

The gospels, through the Transfiguration, teach us that Jesus is the light of a world often seemingly cloudy and gloomy. In His splendor, His divinity is dramatically apparent to His three friends. more

For My Children, Not for Me

Moira was a good girl who got pregnant at the end of March in her senior year at St. Damien's High School. She often thought this was lucky timing since she did not start showing until just after her … more

‘Immoral’ Situation

The recent article, “Bishops End Border Visit Calling for Urgent Reunification of Children,” lacks true grit (CNY, July 5).I read about the pastoral visit to a center where lit up eyes … more

She Met Father Duffy

I read with interest the article by Christie L. Chicoine about Father Francis Duffy (CNY, July 5). My father, John Burke, was a member of the Fighting 69th who served in World War I. He was in … more

Invitados al Banquete del Señor

Una de las imágenes bíblicas del reino de Dios es la del “banquete”. Los profetas del Antiguo Testamento anunciaron la llegada de un reino de justicia y paz, donde nadie pasaría hambre ni … more

The Power of the Mass

I should have known that something was wrong a few Sundays ago when I arrived at my parish church just before noon and saw yellow tape stretched across the side street. It was unusually quiet in … more

Acts and Us

The Church’s custom of reading virtually all of the Acts of the Apostles at daily Mass during the Easter season struck me as particularly apt this year, and for three reasons. First, Acts … more

Catholic New York to Publish Monthly Section in Spanish

Beginning in September, Catholic New York will publish a monthly section of eight to 12 pages in Spanish as part of its regular newspaper edition. The pullout section is planned to run in the … more

Times Archbishop Hughes Faced Were Far From Ideal, Too

We all enjoy reminiscing about the “good old days” when, so we ruminate, all was simpler, clearer, happier. When I was a graduate student in Church history, our acclaimed professor, … more

Stop Playing Games, Governor

In his fevered push to pass the abortion expansion bill that’s been kicking around Albany for over a decade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted on Monday: “The political games need to end.” Yes, … more
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