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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
I wanted to praise the students at Sacred Heart School in Hartsdale for raising needed supplies for the victims of the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas. I was so impressed with the … more
Just a note to thank Cardinal Timothy Dolan for reminding his colleagues about the Church’s pro-life ethical vision. I would only suggest that he prayerfully consider adding two issues to his … more
Cardinal Dolan’s message in the June 30 issue of Catholic New York struck a familiar note. A recently ordained deacon, Deacon Richard Ellison, is the son of my first grade friend, Cynthia … more
There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
The feasts and celebrations that surround us at this time in the liturgical year can do a soul some much-needed good. It’s hard to feel like a solitary seeker when we are … more
I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the … more
It’s a good bet many of our readers who attended public high schools or colleges were members of the Newman Clubs, the campus groups for Catholic students that flourished for a long time in the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Todos, en algún momento o circunstancia de nuestra vida hemos sentido que nuestra fe flaquea, particularmente cuando nos enfrentamos al sufrimiento incomprensible y a la muerte. Podemos experimentar … more
Two dates last week are deserving of attention. Last Saturday, October 5, was the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fourteen decades as “America’s … more
Like most mornings, my husband turned on the radio to 1010 WINS news radio when we heard the broadcaster announce “the face of a statue of the Blessed Mother has been smeared with feces by someone … more
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