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It was a birthday party for the ages, as the Paulist Fathers celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of their founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P. Father Eric Andrews, C.S.P., … more
Most newborns come into the world topsy-turvy; literally downside-up. Although members of the medical staff are quick to upright all infants' orientation as soon as they're delivered, for … more
I traveled to Seattle a few weeks ago to give a parish retreat at St. Monica’s Church on Mercer Island. Long before I boarded the plane for my first visit to the Pacific … more
I’m beginning the New Year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make. My office used to be meticulous. Early in … more
It seems sometimes that we are surrounded by bad news. There are so many depressing stories at home and abroad that it can appear we are living in dark times. Additionally, each new report that comes … more
One of my favorite traditions of this Christmas season is to sit in front of the fire, with a bit of Ireland’s aged finest, and go through the cards you folks were gracious in sending me over … more
En una columna anterior hemos explicado que la autonomía de la libertad, o el ejercicio del libre albedrío, tiene límites intrínsecos a su propia naturaleza, en el sentido que no puede … more
Maria Hayes and Benjamin Simpson are relative newcomers to New York City feeling at home as part of the community at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Manhattan. The parish, staffed by the … more
Sister Dorothy Huggard, O.S.B., and Sister Gabrielle Keenen, O.S.B., both used “lovely” to describe a Mass celebrated Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s Church in Kingston to recognize and … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass for inmates at Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel Dec. 23. more
During the week before Christmas, 25 dedicated young adults from around the world ventured into a high school mission project in the Bronx. They are eager and faithful members of the Emmanuel … more
The faithful at St. Helena’s in the Bronx witnessed parish history when two deacons were ordained priests during a morning Mass Dec. 21. At the same liturgy, a brother was ordained as a … more
The Archdiocese of New York, through Catholic Charities, is placing five sites for the city to assess as possible safe havens in a mayoral initiative to end long-term street homelessness in New … more
Cardinal Dolan decried the weekend attack in which five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey in Rockland County. His statement, issued Dec. 29, … more
Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 “in peace, peace in their hearts,” and that families would mark New Year’s by “communicating with one … more
The Trump administration Dec. 20 finalized a rule requiring health insurers to send customers a bill for coverage of an elective abortion that is separate from their premium for health care … more
Two Texas Catholic bishops offered words of condolence and prayers to the members and families of the victims of a church shooting in which two worshippers were killed. Archbishop Gustavo … more
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Education Committee applauded the recent decision by Congress to reauthorize scholarship legislation that includes a federal education voucher for … more
Thursday, Jan. 23 National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. · Confessions, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. … more
January • As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act during the early evening of Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe. vs. Wade—the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that … more
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