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Father Luis M. Silva Cervantes had it all planned. May 23 was marked on a countdown app on his phone for months. After his transitional diaconate ordination, he started to make a list of guests for … more
Our country is ailing. First came coronavirus, and then a different kind of dis-ease: the unspeakably callous killing of George Floyd, the demonstrations and riots that followed, and the protests … more
We will be chatting about it for a long, long time. Our kids and grandkids will ask us about the dreaded COVID-19 plague.It’s not over yet, I realize. But it’s not too premature to ponder … more
Last Sunday, for the first time since religious gatherings were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday Masses were offered in churches of the northern counties of the archdiocese. True, … more
En el conocido relato de la tempestad calmada (Cf., Mc 4, 35-41), los discípulos le increpan a Jesús: “Maestro, ¿No te importa que perezcamos”? (Mc 4, 38) Aquellos hombres habían bregado … more
Hablaremos sobre ello durante mucho, mucho tiempo. Nuestros hijos y nietos nos preguntarán sobre la temida plaga del COVID-19.Aún no ha terminado, me doy cuenta. Pero no es demasiado … 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 read with tremendous sorrow of the death of Msgr. Ruvo (CNY, May 7). I was quite a bit surprised that the obituary did not mention the fact Msgr. Ruvo served as director of Our Lady of Lourdes … more
I want to thank you for your recent article on “Catholic Relief Services Unveils Hunger Awareness Campaign” (CNY, May 21). It is a wonderful reflection on your paper and our archdiocese that … more
The nurses kept using the same word. The doctors used it too. Rock star.Anne Giardino, the 99-year-old on the 15th floor, was a rock star among the many COVID-19 patients at Stony Brook Hospital … more
During this time of lockdown and quarantine it has been difficult to stay positive and not be discouraged. One of the greatest challenges, in addition to not being able to attend Mass, has been the … more
This one is for the Class of 2020, especially those graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. You might notice that the members of the Class of 2020 across the … more
For the past two months, I’ve been receiving emails and private messages from folks who read “Rejoice and Be Glad,” my book of daily reflections for Easter to Pentecost. Although … more
Last Sunday was Pentecost. The three great feasts of the Church’s year are Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, in that order. Christmas,ord Made Flesh,” God the Son, incarnate in Jesus Christ. … more
En el primer libro de los Reyes se nos narra la historia de la viuda de Sarepta que compartió su pan con el profeta Elías (Cf., 1Re 17, 7-16). La interpretación del relato se ha centrado … more
What’s happening to us, America? The outrageous killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, and the resulting violent protests that swept cities … more
Priests have many different experiences of fathers. They are the pack mules carrying both the scooter and the exhausted tyke who is too tired to foot-propel that birthday present any farther along … 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
There are many reasons that the long pontificate of St. John Paul II—from his election in 1978 to his death in 2005—was an exceptional period for the Church. He was, of course, a pope of many … more
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