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Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
On behalf of St. Patrick’s School in Bedford, especially our seventh and eighth grade students, I want to publicly thank Father Christopher Argano, who spent a morning at the school, discussing the … more
I am writing concerning the recent Pew statistics (CNY, Oct. 24) regarding the belief in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. If anyone in our Church is wondering why Mass attendance is at … 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
Back in March, I wrote about the failure of our Church leaders to speak out strongly on the many contradictions and challenges to our faith for fear of the liberal media cleverly injecting the … more
In your Sept. 26 edition, Mr. Struble wrote with precise memory about the Sister that prepared him for his Holy Communion in 1955! Almost 65 years have gone by, and what she taught him is still … more
People of faith will not find much to cheer about in the latest Pew Research Center report on Americans’ religious beliefs and practices. The report, released last week, found that the … 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
Regarding the Oct. 10 edition of Catholic New York; the Church has made tremendous strides in dealing with the abuse scandal. Cardinal Dolan has been a driving force in confronting this sin that has … 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
Estas familiares, pero poderosas, palabras de Jesús de Mateo 25 fueron el corazón de nuestra lectura del Evangelio en la Misa del Día de Colón, la semana pasada en la … more
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