Letters to the editor
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Each day we battle the human sickness of sin and to protect ourselves from this deadly affliction, we cover our mouths in masks of prayer and we wash our hands of imperfection by confessing our sins. … more
I am watching Mass on the Internet coming from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I really appreciate the Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison sequence, a reminder of the old Mass. The organ music … more
It started March 14, when my pastor suggested I keep a journal on the pandemic. On March 17, I saw the environment and ecology begin to recover from stress as the air became fragrant, and birds … more
Recently, I read about a person asking for prayers for her daughter’s family on Facebook. This was my response: “You and others all over have my prayer. God opens a door just when you don’t … more
The Easter issue of Catholic New York touched my heart. It felt like family. Cardinal Dolan validated our truth. “We’re apprehensive. We’re anxious. We’re alone.” The entire issue … more
Thank you, JJ Hayes, for expressing your very positive and uplifting message. (CNY Letters, March 26) We are a community, whether we gather publicly or not. We should not try to gather, much as … more
While stuck in self-quarantine, I attended a virtual celebration of the Mass today led by my pastor, Father Robert Dillon, I realized how much I truly love my parish. I am proud to belong to St. … more
I wonder if it is time to take comfort from the fact that we are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, even if we are prevented from publicly gathering. Our communion with one another does not … more

I look forward to reading each issue of Catholic New York, with the various topics and events that take place throughout our large archdiocese. My favorite part, I must confess, are the … more

What makes my parish special? (CNY, Editor’s Report, Feb. 27). That’s easy. It’s the people. When time seems like such a hot commodity because there never seems to be enough to handle … more
I read with great interest and pride about the John Cardinal O’Connor School in Irvington, which was highlighted in Catholic New York’s Jan. 30 edition. There are so many good, practicing … more
Thank you for the advance coverage given to the Serra Club for our March 14 Day of Recollection at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie (CNY, Feb. 27). This weekend, I received six phone calls from … more
I would like to congratulate and thank Claudia McDonnell for her column in the Jan. 30 issue of Catholic New York. I hope every Catholic church will reprint the article and insert it in the church … more
I am appalled that President Trump was allowed to speak at the March for Life. This man has a history of disrespecting women, separating children from their families, demonizing people in developing … more
When Jesus tells people in the Gospel of St. John, “The Man who comes to me, I will not turn away,” I wonder if he refers to situations like this. Donald Trump became the first President to … more
Two letters in the Jan. 30 edition of Catholic New York included anti-abortion opinions I agree with. Generally speaking, I agree that Church leaders, especially those who give the homilies at Sunday … more
A recent letter (CNY, Jan. 30) denigrated the “brand of Catholicism” of certain individuals as a way to criticize their political positions. As Pope Francis pointed out to American bishops in a … more
Thank you for Claudia McDonnell’s column about the proper dress for Mass (CNY, Jan. 30). It serves as a reminder for volunteers to dress appropriately, especially those that have to be at the … more
Visitors to St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan should be aware that the church they see is not the one Mother Seton knew. (CNY, Editor’s Report, Jan. 16). The present church was built around 1836, … more
Are we Catholic, or what? I’m not talking about the brand of Catholicism practiced by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Vice President Joseph Biden. I’m talking about the kind of … more
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