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In the middle of the somberness of continuing COVID challenges, and the distressing tension on our beloved city’s streets, “Let there be light!” I’ve got two occasions of … more
Last time, I shared with you some wisdom I had picked up over the last rough three-and-a-half months of quarantine and worry. That exercise prompted me to reflect even more, and additions came to … more
La última vez, compartí con ustedes un poco de sabiduría que había adquirido durante los últimos tres meses y medio de la cuarentena y de las preocupaciones. Ese ejercicio me llevó a … more
We will be chatting about it for a long, long time. Our kids and grandkids will ask us about the dreaded COVID-19 plague.It’s not over yet, I realize. But it’s not too premature to ponder … more
Last Sunday was Pentecost. The three great feasts of the Church’s year are Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, in that order. Christmas,ord Made Flesh,” God the Son, incarnate in Jesus Christ. … more
We do a lot of worrying these trying days. We’re anxious about our own health, and the well-being of those whom we cherish. Preoccupation about when we’ll “get back to normal,” and if life … more
Nos preocupamos mucho en estos días difíciles. Estamos ansiosos por nuestra propia salud y el bienestar de aquellos a quienes apreciamos. La preocupación acerca de cuándo “volveremos a la … more
As I’ve been repeating, to anyone not weary of listening, while the church (with a small c) might be closed, the Church (with a capital C) is very much open.That’s evident in the reports … more
No way! Forgetaboutit! Never in your life! Now, the “church” (small “c”) building might be locked-up—although so many are open for a good part of each day so folks can … more
De ninguna manera! ¡Olvídalo! ¡Nunca en tu vida! Ahora, el edificio de la “iglesia” (pequeña “i”) podría estar encerrada, aunque muchas están abiertas, durante una buena parte de … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Son momentos difíciles, mi buena gente, una Semana Santa “incorporada,”  ya que todos estamos cerca a Jesús en Su hora de agonía y muerte en la cruz. Aquellos … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Crises help us recover basics we have ignored. In Catholic life, what is most essential is Jesus, our faith and trust in Him. Basic as well is our sure belief that one of the most powerful ways … more
Las crisis nos ayudan recuperar lo básico que hemos ignorado. En la vida Católica, lo más esencial es Jesús, nuestra fe y confianza en Él. Básico es … more
Two weeks ago, Ash Wednesday, February 26, I celebrated evening Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish down in the financial district. The Church was full, the choir superb, the Eucharist reverent and … more
Remember! A loaded word in our vocabulary, one laden with substance. Chatting with people my own age—I just turned seventy—and beyond, I often hear them whisper with apprehension, … more
¡Recuerda! Una palabra abundante en nuestro vocabulario, una llena de sustancia. Conversando con personas de mi edad – acabo de cumplir setenta - y más allá, a menudo … more
This column actually comes to you from Cuba! Before you jump to conclusions, let me be clear: I’m not here on the beach, although the weather is bright and the ocean magnificent. I came … more
It’s bleak out there, folks! I mean it’s dark outside, these short days at the height of winter. It’s slowly improving, though, can you tell? This Sunday, February 2nd, is … more
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