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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
Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree. At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to buy a … more
La pregunta ¿Quién es Jesús? tiene, en el Evangelio de Marcos, una respuesta progresiva. Ante la actuación de Jesús, por la curación de un hombre poseído por un espíritu inmundo, la gente se … 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
As the diocesan phase of her cause for canonization draws to a close, Dorothy Day probably would have felt right at home at a Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the occasion. The Mass, to … more
In another instance of judging the past by the standards of the present, the statue of Thomas Jefferson is to be removed from the City Council chamber in New York City because Jefferson was a slave … more
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meets this week in Baltimore, misconceptions about a proposed conference statement on the Eucharistic vitality and integrity of the Church in … more
Cuál es la función de la Iglesia respecto a la revelación recibida de Cristo y de los Apóstoles, y que está contenida en la Biblia y la Tradición? El Concilio Vaticano I (1870) enseña que para … 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
As the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture comes back to life, there’s a new executive director in charge. William “Bill” Biddle brings a host of experiences leading artistic and performing … more
It’s amazing how we can convince ourselves that we simply don’t have the time to do even the little things that might make our lives demonstrably better. We race through our days feeling … more
Just as “Tiger King” became a defining show of our early quarantine days and “Bridgerton” carried us through the first Covid winter, “Squid Game” has dominated … more
Podríamos imaginar cómo sería una sociedad donde todos cumplieran con sus deberes? Sin duda que no existe tal sociedad y nunca llegará a existir, al menos en este planeta; sería una “sociedad … 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
Pamela J. and Patrick S. met when they were undergraduate sophomores enrolled in an honors course at a Catholic college. They were a bright, healthy, attractive pair who reminded the world that … more
At times, being the editor of Catholic New York brings me to places I would otherwise have no business going. One of those times occurred this month when I went out to Huntington, L.I., to cover a … more
I have been watching with concern the news about parents protesting what their children are being taught in school. The parents say that their kids are being indoctrinated with leftist political … more
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