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Last month I highlighted some important topics that engaged couples should discuss before getting married. For example, the priest, deacon or parish specialist who is preparing them to receive the … more
My visits to St. John the Divine Cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have been few. A recent trip, on Sept. 8, will stay with me for some time … more
These recent weeks have been “back to school” for so many of our youth, providing yet another occasion for us to celebrate … more
A few days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, I visited another nonagenarian, one whom I know very … more
Consciente de que los católicos en los Estados Unidos hemos emprendido un Avivamiento Eucarístico, el mes pasado ofrecí un … more
En anteriores columnas hemos señalado que hay autores católicos, teólogos, e incluso … more
Principal Tom Hamilton of St. Mary’s School in Fishkill sounded ready for the opening day of school even before the Labor Day weekend began. Hamilton, who’s embarking on his fourth year as … more
As I sat in my beach chair late last month, toes in the sand and eyes fixed on an endless horizon that gave me the slightest inkling of eternity, I found for the first time in a very long time that I … more
Sometimes gold flakes surface along the periphery. The first or last picture in a photo shoot is the winner. The opening or final page of a book delivers the line that you hold to your heart. Or the … more
I've never lost a tree before. Our property had three magnificent oaks, each more than a hundred, maybe 150 years old. Like J.R.R. Tolkien's Ents, each had its own gravitas. One died after a … more
Aware that we Catholics in America have undertaken a Eucharistic Revival, last month I offered a column on the centrality of the Mass in our lives, sparked by my visit on vacation in Ireland to one … more
Hemos señalado en una anterior columna, que hay muchos autores, incluidos católicos, que pretenden negar la realidad de las posesiones demoniacas que se describen en los relatos evangélicos, … more
The Catholic Church reveres the sacrament of marriage as a sacred, serious, lifelong commitment between a husband and wife. Preparation for … more
Advertising has rightfully played an important role in Catholic New York’s operations from the beginning. A wall in my office at the New York … more
Gathering newspapers one evening for recycling, I came upon an article I had saved to read when I had … more
In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is “Siegfried”? “Siegfried” … more
Don’t you just hate to see August coming to an end? Our schoolkids—and even our teachers —sure do, … more
Los evangelios sinópticos no dejan la menor duda que Jesús actuó como un “exorcista” expulsando demonios con … more
No odias ver que agosto llega a su fin? Nuestros escolares, e incluso nuestros maestros, seguramente lo harán, ya que comienzan a preparar las mochilas para regresar a la escuela. Aquellos de … more
Father Gregoire Fluet said the best way to fulfill his responsibilities as chaplain at Mount St. Mary College is to go … more
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