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Two letters in the Jan. 30 edition of Catholic New York included anti-abortion opinions I agree with. Generally speaking, I agree that Church leaders, especially those who give the homilies at Sunday … more
A recent letter (CNY, Jan. 30) denigrated the “brand of Catholicism” of certain individuals as a way to criticize their political positions. As Pope Francis pointed out to American bishops in a … more
Cardinal Dolan carried out his just completed six-day visit to Cuba in a low-key pastoral style on a trip that helped maintain the strong bond between the universal Catholic Church and the Cuban … more
Thank you for Claudia McDonnell’s column about the proper dress for Mass (CNY, Jan. 30). It serves as a reminder for volunteers to dress appropriately, especially those that have to be at the … more
Elizabeth Guevara de Gonzalez, who was recently named director of the archdiocesan Office of Adult Faith Formation, is seeking to continue expanding awareness of her office and its programs among … more
A few weeks ago I was finishing a three-year program for spiritual direction at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Ill. Since this was a course focused on spirituality much of our time was … more
On a pedestal in the entryway of Chelsea’s Luhring Augustine art gallery sits a circa 1490 woodcarving entitled Christ on the Cold Stone. The artist is unknown, but it is attributed to the Brabant … more
This column actually comes to you from Cuba! Before you jump to conclusions, let me be clear: I’m not here on the beach, although the weather is bright and the ocean magnificent. I came … more
El término ‘inculturación’ hay que entenderlo desde la analogía con el término ‘encarnación’. De hecho, el fundamento mismo de la inculturación es el misterio de la encarnación del … more
Visitors to St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan should be aware that the church they see is not the one Mother Seton knew. (CNY, Editor’s Report, Jan. 16). The present church was built around 1836, … more
Are we Catholic, or what? I’m not talking about the brand of Catholicism practiced by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Vice President Joseph Biden. I’m talking about the kind of … more
On Jan. 22, the Church celebrated a Day of Prayer for the Unborn Children. It is a day to especially be mindful of all those beautiful babies yet to be born. They are our future, and they are … more
If the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz teaches us one lesson, it’s that we must never forget the millions of men, women and children who perished in the … more
You never know who you are going to encounter when you start making your way into a crowd, especially when it’s as big as the one in Washington, D.C., last Friday, Jan. 24, for the 47th annual … more
Does what we wear to church matter? I’ve been thinking about that ever since I recently read a couple of letters to the editor in Catholic New York that raised the issue. One letter focused on … more
The snow has begun. It is expected to last 18 hours, piling nine inches high and crippling weekend plans. The streets are emptying, the collective dash to the grocery store completed. But here in … more
Toda religión, independientemente de que sea revelada o no, es también un hecho social, un hecho cultural. Ninguna religión se vive en estado puro, tampoco el cristianismo. No existe un … more
It’s bleak out there, folks! I mean it’s dark outside, these short days at the height of winter. It’s slowly improving, though, can you tell? This Sunday, February 2nd, is … more
¡ Amigos, esta sombrío allá afuera! Quiero decir que está oscuro afuera, estos cortos días en pleno invierno. Sin embargo, está mejorando … more
How often do we hear those “becoming” admonitions? We will become what we eat, so we better pay attention to our nutritional intake. Or we will become what we think about, so we better watch … more
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