Letters to the editor
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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
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
As a fellow Catholic, I would like to share a thought with you. We believe in the life hereafter, and those who achieve it are called saints. How many millions of American saints might there be in … more
Re: “Attacks on Church Statues Seen as Sign of Society in Need of Healing” (CNY, July 30). Attacks on statues can be attributed to a number of reasons; most were directed at historical … more
I enjoyed Claudia McDonnell’s column about “Summer Time and the Livin’ Is Easy’ (CNY, July 18). It’s very true that this heat wave we are having in New York is awful. But the quiet … more
Our Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among … more
I would like to applaud and share in the happiness of the praise Catholic New York received in the 2019 CPA Press Awards (CNY, July 4). The just tribute is gratifying because I look upon good … more
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
On behalf of St. Patrick’s School in Bedford, especially our seventh and eighth grade students, I want to publicly thank Father Christopher Argano, who spent a morning at the school, discussing the … more
I am writing concerning the recent Pew statistics (CNY, Oct. 24) regarding the belief in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. If anyone in our Church is wondering why Mass attendance is at … 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
Thank you for the great columns on Anne Buckley’s life (CNY, May 9 and 23). She wrote the first Catholic New York article about St. Francis Home, the first maternity home Father Benedict Groeschel, … more
Thank you for accentuating positive news in Catholic New York and for the associated editorial celebrating the recent ordinations in the archdiocese (CNY, May 23). The edition’s format speaks … more
George Weigel’s article “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) was thought-provoking, but it missed a major point: True, the human body will die and turn to dust, but the soul will … more
In response to the letter about the “Dress Code” (CNY, Nov. 21), as an 86-year-old cradle Catholic, mother and grandmother I personally would be very happy to see a young girl, or young man, … more
I have read the disturbing statistic that so many Catholics do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. I would like to share a personal opinion as to what may be contributing to … more
“Silence is golden” is a motto I was taught many years ago while attending parochial school. However, through the years I have learned that silence is not always golden, and in order to defend … more
With all the news stories regarding priests and their alleged abuse of youth in their care, I want to relate a positive story about a priest of my youth, and the effect he had on me and many other … more
I have known Sister Mary Casey, O.P., formerly Sister Michael Marie, for 45 years (Obituary, Page 37). She was my sixth grade teacher and neighbor at St. Brendan’s School in the Bronx. I was … more
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