Letters to the editor
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Because of my peripatetic lifestyle, I’ve attended Mass at many parishes. For the past 20 years, I’ve probably worshipped at 30 different Catholic churches across America each year … more
I was saddened to read about Msgr. John Woolsey’s death (CNY, Aug. 4), as we were childhood friends brought up in Kingston. The tributes by Msgr. Peter Finn wonderfully highlighted Msgr. … more
It was disappointing, although not surprising, to read the editorial (CNY, May 25) describing the Notre Dame students who protested Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech as a … more
Recently, I traveled to Guatemala to gain insight into the reasons why so many people in poverty stricken countries seek to immigrate to our country. I witnessed great poverty and met victims of … more
lfred E. Smith dinner, mark October 20, 2016, as the date when the Archdiocese of New York reached an all-time low representing its constituents. When arguably the premier charitable Catholic … more
I am responding to a recent letter from Patrick O’Connor of the Bronx (CNY, May 26) that disapproved of the CNY coverage of Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J. Instead of bemoaning “the … more
Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent marriage rite was wrong (CNY, Aug. 18). I am grateful to Archbishops Joseph Kurtz and Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard Malone for defending the … more
Once again I feel the need to protest George Weigel’s column (CNY, Aug. 18). In this case, he attacks the Washington Post for not being as smart as he is about the Catholic Church. George … more
I’m just a simple truck driver, un hombre sincero. One thing I can’t abide is the part of the Mass where the congregation now says, “…we give You thanks for Your … more
I am terribly disappointed to find out that Cardinal Dolan will be participating in the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20 (CNY, Jan. 5). President-elect Trump has … more
Re: “USCCB Committee Chairmen Laud Decision in Transgender Directive.”(CNY, March 2).  Over the last eight years, under the Obama administration, the LGBT agenda has been in the forefront of … more
I am a member of the Golden Eagles Senior Club at St. Augustine parish in Ossining. I would like to thank our club coordinators, Nancy Knight and Janice Paganelli, for their continued support during … more
On behalf of The JoyJ Initiative, I would like to thank Catholic New York for shining such a bright light on the work that we do for our less fortunate brothers and sisters who live on the … 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 read with special interest the article (CNY, May 21) about the 25 priests who had volunteered to live in isolation to be able to minister to the sick in hospitals and nursing homes during the … more
I read the letter (“What About Immigrants?”) by John Graham of Wallkill in the Nov. 24 issue. I agree that they are the heart of our parishes. People do not realize that the most … 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 Catholic New York and Christie Chicoine for giving so much space to informing your readers of Deacon Jim Stahlnecker’s  prayer  campaign for the upcoming presidential … more
Most of us know people are living much longer; the fastest growing age group is 85 and much older, but too little is said about needing media voices who know the experience. I urge Jerry Costello … 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
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