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It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
After attending public schools on the Upper West Side of New York City, Joshua Lederberg entered the college of physicians and surgeons at Columbia and went on to receive a doctorate in microbiology … more
In less than two weeks New York has gone from a state concerned with rising levels of coronavirus cases to the epicenter of the pandemic in this country. Part of the reason is that greatly … more
One of the unwritten rules I have always tried to observe as a Catholic journalist is shying away from asking priests for interviews on Sundays, for obvious reasons. We are living in different times … more
The older I get, the more I like to tackle things I probably have no business tackling. In the course of the past 10 years, I’ve done everything from tennis lessons (I was never much of an … more
As we draw nearer to Holy Week, I’m thinking of one of the most poignant events in the story of our salvation: the Agony in the Garden. It marks the beginning of the Passion and death … more
Crises help us recover basics we have ignored. In Catholic life, what is most essential is Jesus, our faith and trust in Him. Basic as well is our sure belief that one of the most powerful ways … more
Las crisis nos ayudan recuperar lo básico que hemos ignorado. En la vida Católica, lo más esencial es Jesús, nuestra fe y confianza en Él. Básico es … more
En muchos discursos y documentos eclesiales el papa Francisco ha insistido en la necesidad de la Iglesia de escuchar el clamor de los pobres y hacerse cargo de ellos; pero, también ha manifestado, … more
This is one time that we wish the topic of this column were obsolete before you get a chance to read it. The topic is the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the world’s attention these last … more
What makes my parish special? (CNY, Editor’s Report, Feb. 27). That’s easy. It’s the people. When time seems like such a hot commodity because there never seems to be enough to handle … more
I read with great interest and pride about the John Cardinal O’Connor School in Irvington, which was highlighted in Catholic New York’s Jan. 30 edition. There are so many good, practicing … more
Thank you for the advance coverage given to the Serra Club for our March 14 Day of Recollection at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie (CNY, Feb. 27). This weekend, I received six phone calls from … more
Last week, I had a phone interview with Julianne Stanz shortly before she led a professional enrichment day for 150 people at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, on “How to Reach the … more
Recently I was at a young adult gathering and the topic of celibacy was on the forefront of many people’s minds since it has been covered in the press regarding the Amazon synod and the document … more
There comes a moment when something clicks. At a book club or a Bible study. In a carpool circle or a coffee shop. A connection is made, and a gathering turns into a group, taking on a life of its … more
El título de esta columna está tomado de la expresión del papa Francisco en su homilía durante la misa del Miércoles de Ceniza 2020. La Cuaresma—nos dice el Papa—“no es el tiempo para … more
Two weeks ago, Ash Wednesday, February 26, I celebrated evening Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish down in the financial district. The Church was full, the choir superb, the Eucharist reverent and … more
In the mid-1990s, a gifted Newsday reporter named Bob Keeler won a Pulitzer Prize for an in-depth series of articles about St. Brigid’s parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Back then, I … more
Jeffrey Adams, a college seminarian, was eager to learn everything … more
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