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We’ve been watching the shocking developments in Haiti this last week with deep concern for the people of that troubled country and apprehension over what comes next. Right now, we’re hoping … more
This time, it’s the right thing to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific Miami area condominium collapse and their families and other loved ones. Even from a … more
June is the traditional month for weddings, and there’s a lot to celebrate in the archdiocese in that regard. First, congratulations are in order to the 144 couples who celebrated 50 years of … more
Cardinal Dolan hit the right tone with his visit to the Marian Shrine in Stony Point earlier this month to lead a Rosary prayer service for the Covid-stricken people of India. Praying the five … more
Pope Francis approved or advanced the causes of 14 new saints in the last few weeks, marking a particularly fruitful period as the Vatican and the world gingerly emerge from pandemic … more
In a series of under-the-radar moves, the Biden administration has shifted some longstanding policies about abortion access that loosen the few measures aimed at discouraging women from resorting to … more
With legislators and the governor wrapping up the state budget in Albany this week, lawmakers will turn their attention to a range of other issues—including some controversial measures that have … more
Asian-Americans have been marching, rallying and speaking out publicly with calls for more police protection and hate crime prosecutions after a rash of unprovoked and increasing attacks aimed at … more
Cardinal Dolan’s column in Catholic New York’s last issue laid it out quite plainly. The topic, sin and how to handle it, was an uncomfortable one to be sure. The cardinal listened on Ash … more
With much of the world still grounded by the Covid-19 pandemic and mired in political, ethnic and racial division, Pope Francis is determined to take another road. Next week, he begins a four-day … more
By now, we’ve all heard of the amazing Super Bowl LV performance by quarterback Tom Brady who, at age 43, led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs and collected his … more
News media has always come in for a lot of criticism—sometimes rightly, sometimes not. But that goes with the territory of an institution that seeks to be a messenger, especially since the … more
We pray that nothing like this will ever happen again in our beloved country. We pray that we can turn the page and welcome a new administration in Washington that can lead us through the morass … more
As the calendar turns to a New Year, we’re all looking ahead to better days. How can it be otherwise? The year 2020 was an annus horribilis, a horrible year, in so many ways—the sickness and … more
As we await the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord at Christmas, we’re experiencing these weeks of Advent with a rising sense of hope that the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is … more
Religious freedom came out a winner last week in two important pandemic-related court rulings in favor of New York’s Catholic parishes and schools. It’s about time. The constitutionally … more
First, we want to offer our heartiest congratulations to Cardinal-elect Wilton D. Gregory, the Archbishop of Washington who will become the first African-American cardinal at a Nov 28 consistory at … more
They lived in different centuries and in different parts of the world, but in many ways Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, and Italian teenager Carlo Acutis exemplify the … more
Two years in the making, the Vatican’s exhaustive report on Theodore E. McCarrick’s rise in the Church hierarchy despite allegations of sexual misconduct is disturbing reading. The 90-year-old … more
The new encyclical, signed Oct. 3 by Pope Francis, is a welcome document indeed during these tumultuous months of pandemic, civil unrest and political turbulence. Fratelli Tutti, translated as … more
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