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We need to do more during Black History Month. I am grateful for the stories published to honor and reflect on the purpose of this important recognition month, most often done by highlighting … more
Just when I anticipated some fresh (and refreshing) insight from Mary De Turris Poust, who lamented the blank looks of her distracted and unengaged Confirmation-prep students of yore, she made a … more
Other than their common Mass of ordination to the episcopacy March 1, Auxiliary Bishop John Bonnici and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Espaillat also shared a similar roadmap to the priesthood a dozen years … more
This year’s Mardi Gras, just weeks ago, was a special day of celebration for me and for everyone at the two parishes in Larchmont. The pastor whom we share at my parish, St. Augustine’s, and SS. … more
News of Russia’s attack on the people of Ukraine hit like a nauseating wave as news headlines scrolled by on TV the morning of the invasion. I could feel a deep sadness tinged with anxiety rising … more
The idea came in a dream. It was just like the movies, the fantasy of every writer who has slogged away at a keyboard, awaiting inspiration. Haley Stewart’s came. “I woke up, and I was … more
Como es de conocimiento público, el domingo 10 de octubre del año 2021, el papa Francisco aperturó la XVI Asamblea General Ordinaria del Sínodo de los obispos con el tema “Por una Iglesia … more
“Come back to me with all your heart!” That exhortation, from the Lord to His Chosen People of Israel, echoes throughout God’s Holy Word in the Bible. Think of the truths of that divine … more
Laughing Tears Some humans tear up when they laugh, especially if their chuckle is loud and long. Listening to a gifted comedian or watching a sidesplitting routine can often have us reaching for … more
My parents have been left off your list of “The Longest Married Couples in the Archdiocese” (CNY, Feb. 10). They are Joseph V. and Mary Maistre, currently of Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, … more
It’s an exciting and blessed time for the archdiocese as we await the episcopal ordinations of our two newest auxiliary bishops, Bishop-elect John Bonnici and Bishop-elect Joseph … more
Earlier this month I went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, L.I., where Cardinal Dolan was leading a retreat for the archdiocese’s permanent deacons. I arrived in time to attend … more
We all need to be joyful ambassadors for our Catholic schools, as Cardinal Dolan writes (CNY, Jan. 27). I would further challenge my fellow Catholics to start providing more monetary support. I … more
I was listening to the radio one morning recently—it was a New York station—when I heard an announcement that caught my ear. It was directed toward persons who are addicted to gambling, but I saw … more
Despite being immersed for over 30 years in the study of modern Polish history, I must confess that I’d never heard of the heroic Ulma family until recently. I’ll get to the circumstances of my … more
El hombre es una realidad constitutivamente moral. Como ser libre, tiene que dar cuenta de sus actos y construir su propia “personalidad moral” a lo largo de toda la vida. Independientemente del … more
Only you fans of “Catholic Jeopardy” would know this: Classically, in our Catholic calendar, each of the twelve months is dedicated to a title of Jesus, an event in His life, a name given Him, … more
Solo los apasionados del juego “Jeopardy Católico,” sabrán esto: Clásicamente, en nuestro calendario Católico, cada uno de los doce meses están dedicado a un título de Jesús, un evento en … more
St. Augustine is quoted as saying that “every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” and it is in the possibility of change… of being transformed by grace through the love of a … more
During these challenging Covid times, George Weigel’s editorial ignored the Good News, and emphasized divisiveness and authoritarian power struggles within the world and the Church (CNY, Jan. 27). … more
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