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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
Some years ago, a Catholic prep school invited me to address its parents’ association on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, stressing human and … more
La Iglesia enseña que el hombre puede llegar a un conocimiento cierto de la existencia de Dios por la sola luz natural de la razón. Según esto, es de fe que podemos llegar por la razón a saber … 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
Dr. Scott Hahn, the noted theologian and evangelist, kept it all in the family—the Holy Family, that is—in his public lecture at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Oct. 1. Acknowledging … more
When I signed onto Facebook this week, I found a private message from someone who told me that a Life Lines column I wrote about surrender eight years ago had been instrumental in helping her let go … more
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