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Uno de los títulos aplicados a Jesús en su vida terrena es el de “Profeta”. Jesús no se aplica así mismo este título, sino que es la gente quien lo utiliza. La Samaritana dice de Jesús: … more
Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in Forest … more
Hanging on my office door is an image of St. Joan of Arc in all her courageous glory, with a version of her famous quote: “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” It has been my mantra for more … more
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
El prólogo del Evangelio de Juan comienza remitiéndonos a los orígenes del mundo, al mismo relato de la creación: “En el principio existía la Palabra y la palabra estaba con Dios…” (Jn … more
This month, Cardinal Dolan visited formerly incarcerated men now living at Ignacio House in the Bronx, where they’re transforming their lives as they pursue college studies in a supportive … more
Emily Hannon was surprised by the children’s clothes she saw at big-box stores and popular websites when she became a mom. And not in a good way. Obnoxious graphics, offensive messages, neon … more
Do you remember the expression: those folks are of no account? This means the people being referred to have very little importance, significance or worth as far as the speaker is concerned. In other … 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
En este año litúrgico, en que corresponde la meditación del Evangelio de Lucas, en ocasión de la celebración de esta navidad, conviene reflexionar sobre algunos aspectos de la teología de este … more
My mother, Mary L. Woods, died at her Long Island home during the first week of Advent. She slipped away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Dec. 2 at age 88. Mom had battled a progressive … more
Recently I happened to drive past the house where one of my closest childhood friends had lived. I spent many hours at that house, and the people I met there not only offered me kindness and … more
In July 2016, as we were sitting on the fantail of the Swiss sidewheeler Rhone while she chugged across Lake Geneva, my host pointed out the city of Lausanne, where a massive, glass-bedecked … more
Duccio di Buoninsegna’s “Madonna and Child” is currently on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery 624 as part of its A New Look at Old Masters exhibit. A mere 11 x 8 1/4 inches … more
Lucas es el único de los evangelistas que no era de origen judío, sino un converso procedente del paganismo; él no fue uno de los doce apóstoles sino un discípulo de Pablo. Era un cristiano de … 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
Nearly 3,000 innocent people were massacred on September 11, 2001. Here in Manhattan I witnessed the murder of 2,753 people inside the Twin Towers along with injuries to thousands of others in the … more
Last Sunday was the start of the holy season of Advent, the annual period of preparation leading to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. It should be a fruitful time, … more
For the longest time, I considered myself more of a Lent person than an Advent person. The journey through the desert felt familiar, the three-prong practice of fasting, prayer and charity was … more
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