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This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 24, 1987.   A roomful of Hollywood people who know something about holding center stage sat captivated for a half-hour one … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York June 9, 1988.     After 30 years or so of turning out newspaper columns, I’m long since used to the idea that readers … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 27, 1990.Over the years in this business, I’ve been lucky enough to log some fascinating travels, with some memorable stops along the … more
We’ve been watching the shocking developments in Haiti this last week with deep concern for the people of that troubled country and apprehension over what comes next. Right now, we’re hoping … more
At the meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops, a majority of bishops approved going forward to draft a statement on the meaning of Holy Communion in the life of the Church. The statement will renew … more
A lifelong commitment to the vocation of the priesthood was exhibited recently at Holy Name of Jesus in Otisville. One of our former pastors, Father Gerard J. DiSenso, a priest for more than 63 … more
Re: the column on decluttering by Claudia McDonnell (CNY, June 17). My husband passed away recently and it brought to mind cleaning out. It’s very hard to go to the closet and see his … more
When the Archdiocese of New York celebrated its bicentennial in 2008, Cardinal Dolan was a year late for the occasion, as he was not appointed Archbishop of New York until the following year when he … more
Writing a monthly article for Catholic New York was not my idea. Shortly after my appointment as vocations director, a priest friend suggested I consider writing an article to highlight vocations and … more
At 1 p.m. EDT on June 18, it was announced that three-quarters of the U.S. bishops had voted to develop a statement on the eucharistic integrity of the Church and the eucharistic coherence of … more
Did you see that Pope Francis has designated Saints Joachim and Ann, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as “patrons of grandparents?” Bravo, Holy Father! No surprise, as you have so often … more
Alguien puede presumir de sus debilidades? La pregunta tiene sentido, pues, normalmente, de lo que la gente presume es de sus fortalezas y de sus logros. Consideran que las debilidades personales no … more
Este año, el Día de la Independencia, el 4 de julio, fue un domingo. ¡Bien! ¡Podemos alabar a Dios por nuestra libertad y nuestro amado país mucho mejor en la Misa Dominical! Podemos … more
This time, it’s the right thing to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrific Miami area condominium collapse and their families and other loved ones. Even from a … more
This is in response to the article in which St. Mother Teresa is being criticized by Michelle Goldberg and others (CNY, June 17). I find the information they are presenting to be offensive, untrue … more
This morning I had the surprising pleasure of reading an account of someone who contributed so much to my sense of joy in teaching in the Catholic school system for eight years. It underscored the … more
The article by Nicole Muranelli (CNY, June 3), “What I Learned This Year to Help Me Spread the Good News,” filled my heart with joy. What a breath of fresh air to hear an adolescent today with so … more
Marty Rogers walks the walk in his South Bronx neighborhood. He is usually doing something to lift up his Melrose community or Immaculate Conception parish there, often both at the same time. A … more

Rosary-challenged. That’s how I’ve described myself for most of my life. Don’t get me wrong. I have more sets of rosary beads than I can count, tucked away in my nightstand … more

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.In music you can measure it. The tempo called largo—Italian for slow and broad—clocks in at 40 to … more
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