Letters to the editor
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I want to thank Catholic New York and reporter Dan Pietrafesa for the inspiring and excellent article and photo coverage you gave to The University of Notre Dame on their service projects and Mass … more
Regarding Cardinal Dolan’s blog piece “Consistency Please” (Feb. 1). I love and respect my archdiocesan shepherd, Cardinal Dolan. However, comments like these, it seems to me, … more
I was sad and sick reading the PA grand jury’s findings on the sexual abuse by priests (CNY, Aug. 16). Those in charge did not protect us under the guise of concern for the reputation of the … more
I always love reading the milestones that you print of the many dedicated clergy and religious of the archdiocese. It was especially nice to see Sister Cecilia Ann Flynn, O.P., and Sister Rita … more
I have often sat through eulogies after Funeral Masses where the deceased is described as a nice person, a successful individual, a great friend, a fun and humorous person, blah, blah, blah. Many … 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 am so sick of clergy sex abuse cases. How come the #MeToo movement doesn’t apply in this context, fellow Catholics? I have my faith, but it’s no wonder the Church is falling apart and … 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
God is still calling men and women to the priesthood and religious life, but because of a culture that does not promote vocations they are not responding to His call. Father Christopher Argano, … more
Thank you for the fine article, “Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration,” by John Woods (CNY, Editor’s Report, March 1). The appreciative audience was … more
I have to write to Catholic New York to tell of the wonderful man, priest and friend that Msgr. John Mescall was (Obituary, Page 54). His passing is a great loss to many. He was a blessing to … more
John Mulderig’s review of “Ben Hur” (CNY, Sept. 1) conflates Bonhoeffer’s concept of “Cheap Grace” with bad script writing and acting. Mulderig observes that … more
Thank you so much the advertisement recommending a good summer reading book. “All the Stars in the Heavens” by Adriana Trigiani was great reading I’ve now been introduced to … more
What a great story by Bill Hagan (CNY, March 12). As an active duty and retired New York City police officer, with responsibilities that included security of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the … more
Your report on the call of 600 Catholic leaders with President Trump mischaracterizes the objections of many Catholics like me to Cardinal Dolan’s participation (CNY, May 7). I take no issue with … more
CNY recently published a letter to the editor, in which a reader criticized our Cardinal for speaking to politicians, politicians of both parties. My question is: How else are the Church’s values … more
I was as devastated as anyone in France about the terrible Notre Dame Cathedral fire. My wife and I have had the good fortune to visit Paris multiple times, and one of the great treats of such a … more
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