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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
The storied history of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, begins a new chapter this semester, welcoming a new rector, Bishop James Massa, as it enters its 125th anniversary year. We congratulate … more
The response of the Church and individual Catholics to the devastating explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon, one month ago has been impressive and heartwarming. The prayers, the expressions of … more
As we approach the end of summer 2020, we in New York are in a situation that was unimaginable when we rang in the New Year eight months ago. Stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks in public, social … more
We’ve had a lot to cope with since we ushered in the new decade on January 1, 2020. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing restrictions, the resulting economic … more
The bitterly contested extension of federal emergency unemployment benefits was playing out among Democrats and Republicans in Congress as we were closing this issue. We hope it’s been resolved … more
A widely circulated Associated Press article on Catholic parishes’ and agencies’ participation in a federal coronavirus aid program is one of the most scurrilous pieces of mainstream journalism … more
Last Sunday, for the first time since religious gatherings were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday Masses were offered in churches of the northern counties of the archdiocese. True, … more
What’s happening to us, America? The outrageous killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, and the resulting violent protests that swept cities … more
They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more
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