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I want to thank Deacon Jim Stahlnecker for presenting to the American electorate “A Prayer at Election Time” (CNY, Sept. 29). This prayer card is non-partisan and simply asks the … more
What We Long to Forget When I was in my late 20s, a wiser and much older priest told me that one of God's greatest gifts to humans was our ability to forget. Until that moment, I had only heard … more
After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more
Through the years, I’ve covered my share of Catechetical Forums, the gatherings held each October in two locations in the archdiocese. There are a few reasons I like to go. For one, catechists are … more
Ken Jennings’ one-man play “The Gospel of John” evokes a sense of what it must have been like to hear the story of Christ told in the earliest days of Christianity. Imagine crossing paths with … more
The article about the Democratic candidate for vice president in the Aug. 4 issue should have been balanced with similar details about Donald Trump’s pro-life running mate. Although … more
Last week’s unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse did not close with a specific set of rules to end once-and-for-all the seemingly endless abuse crisis, and it did not completely … more
Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was … more
In her column in the Aug. 31 issue, Claudia McDonnell captured how good friendships can be as meaningful, especially for children, as close family relatives. Support in life can be very … more
Is still the first week of the first month of the New Year...so, a blessed 2018 to all! I invite you to consider another first: the first day of every Week, Sunday, the Lord’s … more
En años pasados, el Papa Francisco ha llamado a todos los católicos a convertirse en “Discípulos Misioneros”. Este término ciertamente no es una idea nueva. A lo largo de mi marcha en el … more
I first got to know Sister Johanne McCarthy, C.S.J., about 18 months ago when she wrote to complain that our Albany diocesan newspaper wasn’t giving religious sisters the same treatment … more
In September 2013, the Partnership School Network launched a historic collaborative effort with the Archdiocese of New York. This agreement granted the Partnership broad authority to offer … more
There’s much to like about the vibrant comic-book adaptation “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Columbia). Besides an unslacking pace and a clever central plot twist, there’s the fact that the mayhem … more
Thank you to Mary DeTurris Poust for her reflections in her latest column (CNY, Aug. 31). By sharing her difficult experience of early summer, she did a great service. Too often, we conceal … more
My personal highlight from the last workday of 2017 was an interview I had with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, about his most recent visit to Puerto … more
Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying nine college students who are part of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) at SUNY New Paltz on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I … more
Una de las cosas que produce más escándalo entre los fieles son los graves pecados o delitos de sus autoridades religiosas, quienes están llamados a predicar con el ejemplo, a fin de que no se les … more
Reading last issue’s Letters to the Editor, all were disappointed, saddened, dismayed and disgusted with our governor and the New York State Senate and Assembly for passing the Reproductive Health … more
Cardinal Dolan offered a heartfelt homily on Staten Island on Mother’s Day in memory of the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka that left more than 250 dead and hundreds … more
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