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When Father Michael McGivney is beatified on Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Conn., it will be a signal honor for the Knights of Columbus, which he founded in 1882, as … more
They lived in different centuries and in different parts of the world, but in many ways Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, and Italian teenager Carlo Acutis exemplify the … more
Great Britain’s parliamentary democracy has no constitutional text, but rather a “constitution” composed of centuries of legal traditions and precedents. So when British courts make grave … more
I often watch the television game show “Jeopardy,” and I find that it can be a mental workout, with plenty of questions I can’t answer. So I was delighted one evening when the final question … more
Let me say it again! God can—and does—bring good out of evil.Lord knows, there’s a lot of evil these months. Our city, our beloved country, our world community—yes, even our … more
La tercera encíclica del papa Francisco “Fratelli Tutti”, como él mismo lo precisa, es una encíclica social; la cual no tiene como propósito resumir la doctrina del amor fraterno, sino … more
Este viernes tengo el honor de ofrecer una misa conmemorativa para una mujer notable, Stephanie O’Keefe, la madre de mi maravillosa asistente administrativa, Ann O’Keefe Bave, quien fue al Señor … more
Just one clarification with this line in the letter “Not Up to Par” (CNY, Sept. 24). “…the huge NY Archdiocese ordained three or four priests this year —not one of whom grew up here...” … more
More than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the Covid-19 virus. There have been more than 7 million cases of the coronavirus in the United States. I applaud the State of California … more
A critical moment has arrived for Catholic leadership to denounce the recent threat by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to close down a number of our churches, both Catholic and … more
Every day of the year is a day to celebrate life, not solely on the day of our birth, but every single day of the year. When God calls us to our eternal home, we will see our loved ones as well as … more
Parishioners of St. Mary-St. Peter in Kingston, in the archdiocese’s northern reaches, turned out at the five parish Masses this past weekend to say thank you to Father Daniel Maichiki, a priest … more
When I arrived at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondack Mountains last month to lead a retreat, I was excited but nervous. As is always the case when I lead a group, I want to be sure I give … more
This has been a difficult year. Whichever way we look at it, either from a secular perspective or a religious one, we will not be sorry to see 2020 end. From the tragic stories about the coronavirus … more
Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some kind of indication that, though … more
The new encyclical, signed Oct. 3 by Pope Francis, is a welcome document indeed during these tumultuous months of pandemic, civil unrest and political turbulence. Fratelli Tutti, translated as … more
Es posible hacer realidad la utopía de la paz y solidaridad mundial? En principio una utopía, no es una falsa conciencia, sino un ideal motivador para la acción, ideal basado en una visión … more
This Friday I have the honor of offering a Memorial Mass for a remarkable woman, Stephanie O’Keefe, the mother of my wonderful administrative assistant, Ann O’Keefe Bave, who went to … more
Garbage collection and recycling days can differ for many reasons, not the least of which is location, location, location. I recall the first time I visited a recreational theme park and discovered … more
Your choice for a feature photo on the front page of the Sept. 10 issue—a child playing golf—astounded me. Perhaps your intention was to encourage a positive, cheery outlook, but the impression … more
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