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In the overnight hours of New Year’s Day, the front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was again marred by graffiti for the second time in recent months. This time, the scrawling on the cathedral’s … more
In many ways he is the unsung hero of the Christmas story. We focus each year on the Virgin Mary and the Lord, and St. Joseph, although present in our nativity scenes, can easily be overlooked. Yet … more
Last year I celebrated a milestone birthday soon after the coronavirus arrived. My sister had planned a family party, but of course it had to be scrapped. I was disappointed but not undone, and I … more
La revelación es una manifestación de Dios al hombre. Dios se ha revelado de distintas maneras. La Iglesia no habla de una revelación natural y una revelación sobrenatural. Según la primera, el … more
As the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, I’m pondering how far we’ve tumbled since that shameful decision. It’s clear to me that respect for life has eroded for humans across the … more
Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political leader asked me. “Well, let me tell you,” I happily replied. “For one, thanks for acknowledging how … more
You might have noticed that this issue of Catholic New York is dated Dec. 31, 2020. That’s right, the last day of a year that has challenged us like no other. It’s almost a cliché at this point … more
With 2020 in our rearview mirror, most of us are hoping for a new year that looks nothing like the old year. As we struggled through past 10 months of pandemic, with one hit after another leaving us … more
When Violet Jessop set out to be a maritime stewardess, she wasn’t driven by some starry-eyed desire to see the world. She was moved by necessity. Her Irish father, a sheep farmer, had died of … more
Los evangelios de Mateo y Lucas nos presentan dos genealogías distintas de Jesús. San Mateo comienza su Evangelio diciendo: “Libro de la generación de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de … more
Cardinal Dolan,” the reporter asked, “isn’t it difficult for us to believe in a loving, providential God in the face of all the suffering we have seen in 2020?” Fair enough question, … more
Mario Quinsata, age 68: “I was never allowed to go inside the building to visit my mom and dad who reside on the second floor of an assisted living residence in a neighboring state. They are 92 and … more
For more than a century, the Ladies of Charity of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York have banded together as a corps of volunteers who give their time to bring comfort to those in … more
I have always been intrigued by the journey that Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem just before the birth of Jesus. What was it like to travel the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem, about 70 miles, … more
How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving: “Prison Journal, … more
Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas present last week, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Good historian that he is, the Holy Father realized … more
Re: Carol Zimmermann’s article “Court Unsure of President Trump’s Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Census” (CNY, Dec. 3). With all due respect to Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville and … more
El Papa Francisco nos dio una regalo temprano antes de Navidad la semana pasada, el 8 de diciembre, fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María.Buen … more
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, also marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Dorothy Day, whose social justice advocacy on behalf of the Catholic Worker movement, which she … more
As we come to the end of 2020, many of us will be glad to see the calendar change. From the coronavirus to murder hornets, civil unrest and a contentious election, this has not been an easy year. Who … more
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