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Be patient with me, but...I’m still in the Christmas spirit! Maybe I’m not all by myself here! Technically, the Christmas season extends to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was just … more
I reckon those of you reading this are doing so on New Year’s weekend. So, first of all, a blessed 2022! And, second, do you mind a few New Year’s resolutions? You know that we, your … more
She really towers over this magnificant Advent season. We celebrate her Immaculate Conception, her title of “Our Lady of Loretto,” and the grand solemnity of “Our Lady of Guadalupe.” In our … more
Ella realmente se eleva sobre esta magnífica temporada de Adviento. Celebramos su Inmaculada Concepción, su título de “Nuestra Señora de Loretto” y la gran solemnidad de “Nuestra Señora de … more
“What are you waiting for?” That’s a question usually asked when we want some action done, when we’re impatient because we’re weary from waiting for an answer or a solution. It’s Advent, … more
Alleluia! It’s almost Thanksgiving. Don’t tell anybody, but next Thursday is my favorite holiday. Sure, I love Christmas, but, for us priests, that’s a hectic time. I haven’t been with my … more
!Aleluya! Es casi el día de Acción de Gracias. No se lo digas a nadie, pero el próximo jueves es mi fiesta favorita. Claro, me encanta la Navidad, pero para nosotros, los sacerdotes, es una … more
(Last week I had the honor of addressing the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. While I guess I was supposed to inspire them—and hope I did a bit—these young women and men … more
Everyone seems to lament the divisiveness in our society today—in politics, culture, schools, even within our beloved Church. One thing that seems to unite all sides is the worry that our world … more
La fecha de publicación del último número de Catholic New York resultó ser el 7 de octubre, que es la Fiesta del Santo Rosario.Cuanto más envejezco, ¡y te … more
The publication date of this issue of Catholic New York happens to be October 7, which is the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The older I get— and I’m catching up with you!—the more I depend on … more
My last column covered the opening of the year for our Catholic schools, which was healthy, safe, and encouraging, to no one’s surprise, since we did likewise a year ago. Back then it was a big … more
En mi última columna cubrió la apertura del año para nuestras escuelas católicas, que fue saludable, segura, y alentadora, y para nadie fue una sorpresa, ya que hicimos lo mismo hace un año. En … more
It’s time for uniforms, backpacks, books, laptops, peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, and masks! Yes, it’s back-to-school! A blessed fresh academic year to our students, teachers, principals, … more
"Oh, for the good old days!” Do you say that a lot? I admit I sure do. In the midst of all the troubles in the world—the devastation in Haiti, the violence in Afghanistan, the despair of … more
I’m going to make an example out of you!” Usually, hearing those words, we figure someone is in big trouble. The one uttering those words, most of the time through clenched teeth, wants to … more
I hope I’m not all by myself in my deep concern about a number of troubling issues around the world. Of course, I acknowledge that Jesus consoled us “not to be afraid,” and … more
Did you see that Pope Francis has designated Saints Joachim and Ann, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as “patrons of grandparents?” Bravo, Holy Father! No surprise, as you have so often … more
Este año, el Día de la Independencia, el 4 de julio, fue un domingo. ¡Bien! ¡Podemos alabar a Dios por nuestra libertad y nuestro amado país mucho mejor en la Misa Dominical! Podemos … more
This year, Independence Day, the fourth of July, is on a Sunday.Good! We can praise God for our freedom and our beloved country all the better at Sunday Mass!We can recall the observation of Billy … more
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