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Are our schools back in “hospice mode”? Have we returned to the “slow amputation” strategy where every year we announce the closing of a few more of our beloved … more
We were debating the merits of the latest Taylor Swift album with our teenage daughter one Saturday morning recently, when the conversation morphed into a larger discussion on the way people in … more
It’s not surprising that Pope Francis got a rousing reception at every stop of his weeklong pastoral journey to three countries of east Africa. Africa now represents the most fertile territory … more
Linda English was speaking about something that happened nearly three months ago, only her enthusiasm made it seem the event had occurred this week. She was describing a cluster mission that took … more
El sábado pasado, 23 de febrero, celebré el décimo aniversario … more
I am currently an inmate at Wallkill Correctional Facility. As a Catholic, I attend Mass at the prison every weekend and enjoy Father Francis Naccarato’s services. Father Naccarato was discussed in … more
Joanne Blaney, the mission services director at Maryknoll, could use a few more lay missioners like, well, herself. She served just shy of two decades during two stints as a lay missioner in Brazil, … more
Undoubtedly, some people are cheering the nationwide crackdown on immigrant communities last weekend that led to nearly 700 arrests around the country, 41 of which were in New York, including five on … more
The themes emerge predictably. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we gravitate toward the biggies: get healthy, get organized, get a life. We vow to travel more, read more, save more and … more
I recently wrote to the New York City Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers about the decision of its She Built NYC arts program to reject the erection of a statue in honor of St. Frances … more
Consternación ha producido en millones de personas la decisión del presidente Donald Trump, quien el 25 de enero del presente año (2017), a escasos días de iniciar su mandato, firmó la … more
I am sad, angry and disgusted with the recent closing of John C. Coleman Catholic High School in Ulster County, leaving one high school (Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie) as the only remaining … more
It’s not often I find myself in a beautiful Central Park West apartment with terrace views overlooking the trees and ball fields across the street. But there’s a first time for everything, and … more
Reading Patrice Liquori’s article, “Singing as They Walked The Camino,” was a pleasant reminder of the time spent a couple of years ago when a friend and I completed the Camino. … more
Re: Bob Pascarella’s letter (CNY, July 6). Am I right that Vice President Pence was allowed to speak at the Notre Dame commencement? The students’ action did not prevent his … more
En muchos discursos y documentos eclesiales el papa Francisco ha insistido en la necesidad de la Iglesia de escuchar el clamor de los pobres y hacerse cargo de ellos; pero, también ha manifestado, … more
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy. Strangers gather for a host of reasons with a common cause: to sit beneath the slowest clock and wait it … more
I read an article in the movie section of your newspaper (CNY, July 6). It was called “Baby Driver,” by John Mulderig.  I am shocked at some of the movies that Catholic New … more
What was the purpose of the Catholic parish 80 years ago? Eighty years ago, we knew which parish we belonged to by our street address. Technically this is still the case today although some … more
In less than two weeks we will begin the season of Lent. I always approach it with trepidation and uncertainty. I ask myself how I should observe this season in which the Church calls us to look at … more
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