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We pray that nothing like this will ever happen again in our beloved country. We pray that we can turn the page and welcome a new administration in Washington that can lead us through the morass … 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
In the overnight hours of New Year’s Day, the front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was again marred by graffiti for the second time in recent months. This time, the scrawling on the cathedral’s … more
In many ways he is the unsung hero of the Christmas story. We focus each year on the Virgin Mary and the Lord, and St. Joseph, although present in our nativity scenes, can easily be overlooked. Yet … more
Last year I celebrated a milestone birthday soon after the coronavirus arrived. My sister had planned a family party, but of course it had to be scrapped. I was disappointed but not undone, and I … more
La revelación es una manifestación de Dios al hombre. Dios se ha revelado de distintas maneras. La Iglesia no habla de una revelación natural y una revelación sobrenatural. Según la primera, el … more
As the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, I’m pondering how far we’ve tumbled since that shameful decision. It’s clear to me that respect for life has eroded for humans across the … more
Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political leader asked me. “Well, let me tell you,” I happily replied. “For one, thanks for acknowledging how … more
As the calendar turns to a New Year, we’re all looking ahead to better days. How can it be otherwise? The year 2020 was an annus horribilis, a horrible year, in so many ways—the sickness and … more
Mr. Conroy's letter (CNY, Dec. 17) about a Dec. 3 article on excluding undocumented immigrants from the census is incorrect. The section of the Constitution he cites apportions representatives … more
I agree wholeheartedly with Donald J. Conroy’s letter (CNY, Dec. 17) concerning who should be included in the census for the purpose of determining representation. Carl P. Sardaro Sr. … more
You might have noticed that this issue of Catholic New York is dated Dec. 31, 2020. That’s right, the last day of a year that has challenged us like no other. It’s almost a cliché at this point … more
With 2020 in our rearview mirror, most of us are hoping for a new year that looks nothing like the old year. As we struggled through past 10 months of pandemic, with one hit after another leaving us … more
When Violet Jessop set out to be a maritime stewardess, she wasn’t driven by some starry-eyed desire to see the world. She was moved by necessity. Her Irish father, a sheep farmer, had died of … more
Los evangelios de Mateo y Lucas nos presentan dos genealogías distintas de Jesús. San Mateo comienza su Evangelio diciendo: “Libro de la generación de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de … more
Cardinal Dolan,” the reporter asked, “isn’t it difficult for us to believe in a loving, providential God in the face of all the suffering we have seen in 2020?” Fair enough question, … more
Mario Quinsata, age 68: “I was never allowed to go inside the building to visit my mom and dad who reside on the second floor of an assisted living residence in a neighboring state. They are 92 and … more
As we await the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord at Christmas, we’re experiencing these weeks of Advent with a rising sense of hope that the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is … more
For more than a century, the Ladies of Charity of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York have banded together as a corps of volunteers who give their time to bring comfort to those in … more
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