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The annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place Jan. 18 to 25. The theme for this year’s octave is the Epiphany: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to … more
Linda Mele Dougherty said she is old enough to remember when many Catholics identified where they lived by their parish affiliation. In her family’s case, the parish was Our Lady of Mercy in Forest … more
Hanging on my office door is an image of St. Joan of Arc in all her courageous glory, with a version of her famous quote: “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” It has been my mantra for more … more
I recently took up the challenge made by John Woods in his Editor’s Report column titled “An Advent Invitation (CNY, Dec. 2) when I asked a lapsed Catholic to come to Mass with me. To my … more
Be patient with me, but...I’m still in the Christmas spirit! Maybe I’m not all by myself here! Technically, the Christmas season extends to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was just … more
Very soon, I plan to retire from my position as director of pro-life activities with the New York State Catholic Conference. I have worked for this organization for 38 years; I literally grew up … more
El prólogo del Evangelio de Juan comienza remitiéndonos a los orígenes del mundo, al mismo relato de la creación: “En el principio existía la Palabra y la palabra estaba con Dios…” (Jn … more
I wanted to commend George Weigel for his article (CNY, Dec. 16) calling out the ghastly human rights abuses China and its CCP are currently inflicting upon its citizens. As more and more time … more
I want to commend you for publishing George Weigel’s column castigating the IOC for proceeding with the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. He is exactly right to condemn the moral cowards who … more
Re: Good Move to Alleviate Homelessness (CNY, Dec. 16). I cannot agree more with your editorial regarding the increase of value of City FHEPS vouchers. As an affordable housing and homeless … more
A macabre website that encourages the dark thoughts of its suicidal viewers and provides detailed instructions on how to kill themselves is in the crosshairs of a bipartisan group of Washington … more
This month, Cardinal Dolan visited formerly incarcerated men now living at Ignacio House in the Bronx, where they’re transforming their lives as they pursue college studies in a supportive … more
Emily Hannon was surprised by the children’s clothes she saw at big-box stores and popular websites when she became a mom. And not in a good way. Obnoxious graphics, offensive messages, neon … more
Do you remember the expression: those folks are of no account? This means the people being referred to have very little importance, significance or worth as far as the speaker is concerned. In other … more
I reckon those of you reading this are doing so on New Year’s weekend. So, first of all, a blessed 2022! And, second, do you mind a few New Year’s resolutions? You know that we, your … more
En este año litúrgico, en que corresponde la meditación del Evangelio de Lucas, en ocasión de la celebración de esta navidad, conviene reflexionar sobre algunos aspectos de la teología de este … more
My mother, Mary L. Woods, died at her Long Island home during the first week of Advent. She slipped away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Dec. 2 at age 88. Mom had battled a progressive … more
New York families struggling to afford housing got some good news last week in the form of a bill signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The move, which targets New York City, increases the value … more
Recently I happened to drive past the house where one of my closest childhood friends had lived. I spent many hours at that house, and the people I met there not only offered me kindness and … more
In July 2016, as we were sitting on the fantail of the Swiss sidewheeler Rhone while she chugged across Lake Geneva, my host pointed out the city of Lausanne, where a massive, glass-bedecked … more
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