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Whenever innocent life is violated and maimed by violence, a sacred bond is shattered, a covenant broken. Willful destruction of life is not in keeping with the Father’s divine … more
Upon reading of the death of Father Richard J. Neilson, many memories came into mind concerning his years serving the Archdiocese of New York in Manhattan. Father Neilson was known to be a … more
Once again, John Woods shows his anti-police bias, even when he is promoting unity (CNY, Editor’s Report, July 21). He writes about the shooting deaths of “young black men who had … more
Thank you for the beautiful pictures by Maria R. Bastone published in CNY’s July 21 issue of the procession, led by the Italian marching band, in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in White … more
Every August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year marks the 66th anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution, which declared the Assumption a … more
It’s easy to be discouraged by what we’ve seen happen around us in the United States, and on the world scene, since Catholic New York’s last issue was published two weeks ago. Since then, … more
The dreadful cycle of violence that has stained the Summer of 2016 has to stop. We know that’s easy to say; we know, as well, that it’s hard to do. But we have to keep saying it, praying for … more
En un pasaje del  Evangelio de san Lucas (Cf., Lc 10, 38-42) se nos narra el conocido episodio de la acogida de Jesús por Marta y María. Según el relato evangélico, Marta se afana en atender a … more
Music radio lost one of its great disc jockeys, and I lost an on-air friend and a piece of my youth, when Dan Daniel died June 21. Dan was one of New York City’s legendary radio personalities. … more
Re: the article about military chaplains (CNY, July 7). My late husband John, a U.S. Marine (6 Division), took part in the invasion of Okinawa during World War II. One time, he got the … more
I wanted to let Mary DeTurris Poust know that her column on “Humility” (CNY, July 7) did what any good writer hopes to achieve. She fleshed out what I’ve been struggling with … more
While cooking in my kitchen this afternoon, I found myself singing the words of the Mass Gloria hymn, “We give You thanks for Your great glory...” It was on my mind because of the … more
“Place in thy heart one drop of the Precious Blood of Jesus and fear nothing.” (Pope Pius IX) Holy Mother Church dedicates the month of July to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, … more
You have to admit that my topic for this column is seasonal! I want to write about freedom, and here we just celebrated the Fourth of July, the day our beloved country declared its independence from … more
If you look at the centerfold in this issue, you can see we’ve officially hit our summer stride. We wanted to do something that was in keeping with the recreation and renewal associated … more
El lema del Año Santo, “Misericordiosos como el Padre”, expresa muy bien el pedido del papa Francisco, en el sentido de que no basta con reflexionar sobre la misericordia sino que es necesario … more
I’ve been listening to Lillian Cunningham’s “Presidential” podcast, trying to glean insights into our nation’s earliest leaders. In a month that is sure to contain fireworks—from the … more
Humility has never been my strong suit, which seems somewhat odd to me because I’m not a bragger or a diva. In fact, I trend toward the low end of the self-esteem spectrum. But humility is a tricky … more
Re: the letter from George Ganssle of Nanuet, under the heading “Quiet Protest,” in CNY’s June 23 issue, I very much appreciate his comment about the part of the Holy … more
George Ganssle’s protest got my attention, and I must respond. For one thing, God’s glory is yet to be revealed to us, as say in the Transfiguration, or in the beginning of … more
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