Letters to the editor
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Re: the letter from George Ganssle of Nanuet, under the heading “Quiet Protest,” in CNY’s June 23 issue, I very much appreciate his comment about the part of the Holy … more
George Ganssle’s protest got my attention, and I must respond. For one thing, God’s glory is yet to be revealed to us, as say in the Transfiguration, or in the beginning of … more
When George Ganssle thanks God for His “great glory,” he is not showering Him with empty praise for the sake of empty praise. God’s “great glory” is His angels … more
Like most mornings, my husband turned on the radio to 1010 WINS news radio when we heard the broadcaster announce “the face of a statue of the Blessed Mother has been smeared with feces by someone … more
“He must increase; I must decrease.”  So said John the Baptist as quoted by John the Evangelist, Chapter 3 verse 30. Perhaps there is some symbolism that the … more
Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them…” (Matthew 6:1) Listening to our pastor, Father Eugene Carrella, read … more
Into the “sturm und drang” expressed by several readers to CNY (Aug. 29) and the “mea culpas” of Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles (Aug. 15) in response to the recent Pew Survey that found … more
Re: Father Joseph J. Smolinski (Obituary, CNY, June 23) In 1956, Father Smolinski and I were assigned to the HQ. Battery, 54th Field Artillery Group, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. … more
Just a note to praise Ms. Mary De Turris Poust for her wonderful and inspirational column, “Heeding God’s Subtle Signs,” in the Jan. 5 issue. She really masters her craft. Her … more
We as a society have gotten off track, having insisted on a “me” mentality. Some clearly claim: I am what I do. It used to mean something to hold open a door for your neighbor and walk … more
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, recently announced in effect that pro-life convictions were no longer welcomed in the party. (Story, Page 10.) Perez, a Catholic, … 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 am prompted by John Woods’ reference to stained glass (Editor’s Report, April 27) to mention a window at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that is a special one for me. It is not the … 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

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
George Weigel’s column, “The Importance of Jackie Robinson” (CNY, April 27), brought back memories. I was a teenage Brooklyn Dodger fan and remember that day. When Jackie got on … more
The relativist agnostic notion that nothing is predictable or certain was discredited when America put Neil Armstrong on the moon and brought him safely back to earth. Your editorial “One Small … 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
Re: the article “Declaration Against Racism by Harlem Parishes, Others Addresses ‘Evil’” in CNY’s Nov. 23 issue. Racism denotes prejudice based on race; a belief that … more
In Catholic New York’s May 24 issue, Cardinal Dolan’s column focused on raising awareness about mental illness and promoting mental wellness. At His Eminence’s request, I am writing to share … more
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