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One of the interesting aspects of vocation work is the amount of traveling that is part of this ministry. It has afforded me the opportunity to visit many new places and to meet a diverse group of … more
The people of Puerto Rico seem to have finally reached a boiling point. Taking to the streets of San Juan for nearly two weeks this month, an estimated 500,000 protesters demanded that Gov. … more
I would like to applaud and share in the happiness of the praise Catholic New York received in the 2019 CPA Press Awards (CNY, July 4). The just tribute is gratifying because I look upon good … more
Do you remember the very first time you were duped into thinking something was real when it wasn't? Can you recall an incident when you believed people were being honest with you, only to … more
Like most of you, I enjoy it when I hear or read an observation that I’ve held for a long time. That’s why I nodded in agreement as I read an enlightening article by Erika Andersen in … more
En la Carta a los Hebreos, Abraham es presentado como modelo de creyente (Cf., Hb 11, 8-10.17-19). Dios llama a … more
Recent news reports state that New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has issued new rules that say children in public schools can now change their gender status and names on school … more
Re: Father Grohe: A 50-Year Blessing for Esopus Church (CNY, Editor’s Report, June 20). It was a pleasant surprise to see an article about 94-year-old Father Eugene Grohe in Catholic New York. … more
While Martin Susz enjoyed last month’s conference on “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” at Creighton University, he returned home from Omaha, Neb., with some extra affirmation for the … more
I went back to yoga class last month after a long break. Day by day, as I returned to my mat in a room surrounded by people— mostly strangers—of all ages, shapes and sizes, I felt the comfort and … more
I’ve always loved the song “Summertime,” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.” The opening line, however, gives me pause: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Easy? When … more
Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure: John Hay spent decades … more
On Saturday evening, June 1, more than 200 people were in our church at 8 p.m. They were … more
When Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 50 years ago this week, the way we view our planet and its place in the vast cosmos was forever changed. The … more
Maybe it was my visit home for the Fourth of July. I watched with admiration as my two sisters beamed over their grandchildren, so happy to have them crowding around, so jolly as they ran, played, … more
Tal vez fue mi visita a mi casa para el cuatro de julio. Observé con admiración a mis dos hermanas que sonrían a sus nietos, tan felices de tenerlos a su alrededor, tan contentos … more
Creyentes y no creyentes no pueden dejar de plantearse preguntas que tienen que ven con el sentido mismo de la existencia humana. El filósofo E. Kant, en la Crítica de la Razón Pura, decía que … more
I remember the popular Bishop Fulton Sheen show, which was loved by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It was truly a shining light for Catholicism. With church attendance declining in many … more
I read George Weigel’s “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) with dismay. He comes across as smug, self righteous and dismissive. In an epoch when the world’s poorest are suffering … more
Perhaps, my old pastor, Msgr. John Carlin, of my teen years would have been bemused by James Carroll’s well-written desire to “Abolish the Priesthood” (June 2019, The Atlantic). In the … more
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