Letters to the editor
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Many thanks to our good friend Bishop Edmund Whalen for celebrating Mass at St. Peter’s, Barclay Street, on the Jan. 4 feast day of St. Elizabeth Seton, and to Father Jarlath Quinn, pastor, for … more
In May 2020, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives approved a Covid-19 relief package much larger than the final version approved and signed recently by President Trump. Sen. Mitch … more
Mr. Conroy's letter (CNY, Dec. 17) about a Dec. 3 article on excluding undocumented immigrants from the census is incorrect. The section of the Constitution he cites apportions representatives … more
I agree wholeheartedly with Donald J. Conroy’s letter (CNY, Dec. 17) concerning who should be included in the census for the purpose of determining representation. Carl P. Sardaro Sr. … more
As we enter the 10th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents and caregivers continue to face challenges in childcare, homeschooling and disruptions of routines. This is a difficult time for adults, … more
I want to wish all the best to newly elected Cardinals Wilton Gregory and Silvano Tomasi (CNY, Nov. 5). I have something in common with Cardinal Tomasi, who said, “I am one of those 40 million … more
Re: Editorial on McCarrick Report (CNY, Nov. 19) Granted, it is very easy to draw conclusions and point fingers after the facts have been presented—as Monday-morning quarterbacks do. However, my … more
In both reports in two consecutive issues on the nomination of exemplary Catholic mother of seven, Notre Dame Law School graduate and professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, your … more
Since New York state has rolled out new restrictions regarding restaurants, gyms and even private gatherings in homes, we need to ask if there the possibility of another lockdown of our … more
Mother Cabrini’s feast day was Nov. 13. In the spring of 1946, while in the fourth grade at St. Gabriel School, Riverdale, the Bronx, I was scheduled to receive the sacrament of confirmation … more
We are truly blessed at St. Mary’s of the Falls Church in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County. We were able to reopen our doors to parishioners in June. We were able to celebrate weekday masses at … more
I totally agree with Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco that the restrictions were put in place to repress basic religious freedom (CNY, Sept. 24). “Whoever saves his life will lose it, and … more
To set things straight, the article about Boy Scout Anthony Decina (CNY, Oct. 8) contained an error. The Eagle Award is not a merit badge. Requiring significant effort, it is the highest rank a scout … more
Ever since I read Bishop Colacicco’s first article on the sacraments of the Church, and all the gifts the Church has to offer, I have eagerly awaited receiving CNY, so I could read and reflect on … more
Just one clarification with this line in the letter “Not Up to Par” (CNY, Sept. 24). “…the huge NY Archdiocese ordained three or four priests this year —not one of whom grew up here...” … more
More than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the Covid-19 virus. There have been more than 7 million cases of the coronavirus in the United States. I applaud the State of California … more
A critical moment has arrived for Catholic leadership to denounce the recent threat by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to close down a number of our churches, both Catholic and … more
Every day of the year is a day to celebrate life, not solely on the day of our birth, but every single day of the year. When God calls us to our eternal home, we will see our loved ones as well as … more
Your choice for a feature photo on the front page of the Sept. 10 issue—a child playing golf—astounded me. Perhaps your intention was to encourage a positive, cheery outlook, but the impression … more
We are the parents of two children on Staten Island who have attended Catholic school for 11 years. Each started with the PreK-3 program. Our son, Soren Andersen, age 14, graduated from Our Lady … more
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