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Entendemos por “religión secular” ciertas formas de comportamiento (que incluye un sistema de creencias, ideas y prácticas sociales) que adoptan externamente algunas semejanzas con las … more
On Saturday evening, June 1, more than 200 people were in our church at 8 p.m. They were … more
It’s bleak out there, folks! I mean it’s dark outside, these short days at the height of winter. It’s slowly improving, though, can you tell? This Sunday, February 2nd, is … more
One of the unwritten rules I have always tried to observe as a Catholic journalist is shying away from asking priests for interviews on Sundays, for obvious reasons. We are living in different times … more
The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more
W hen Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota. Sister Brenda Hernandez Valdes, a 34-year-old Daughter of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, … more
I’ve always loved the song “Summertime,” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.” The opening line, however, gives me pause: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Easy? When … more
In less than two weeks New York has gone from a state concerned with rising levels of coronavirus cases to the epicenter of the pandemic in this country. Part of the reason is that greatly … more
Last weekend I had the privilege of hosting a brother bishop, Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Arbil, in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. What an address! Yes, you heard me right: A Catholic bishop from … more
El papa Francisco, en su viaje apostólico al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), exhortó a los peruanos a “no dejarse robar la esperanza”, pues no estamos solos en medios de nuestras … more
The world would be an infinitely better place if people could understand and accept this basic concept. Suppose you were standing on a sandy beach stretching for miles, and on the tip of your finger … more
I went back to yoga class last month after a long break. Day by day, as I returned to my mat in a room surrounded by people— mostly strangers—of all ages, shapes and sizes, I felt the comfort and … more
If the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz teaches us one lesson, it’s that we must never forget the millions of men, women and children who perished in the … more
The upcoming TCS New York City Marathon will have more than 50,000 participants. Unfortunately, Patrick Powers was not selected in the race’s lottery. That left his dream of running the Nov. 6 race … more
I stood in the upstairs hallway of our home recently, hugging my 12-year-old daughter, who was finally expressing outwardly the fears that must have been churning inside her for a day or so in the … more
  Continued blessings this Easter season! Today, I want to write about a few matters: First, renewed congratulations to our new Catholics who entered the Church on Holy Saturday! … more
Many motels in the United States offer motorists a free breakfast with each night's stay. The managers of a Comfort Inn in Florida provided a delicious example of this morning fare during my recent … more
Considering the increasing awareness of racism that exists in our country today, there must be something individual parishes can do to bring about a greater understanding between the races. As a … more
What would induce a beautiful young woman with an acting career moving into high gear in Hollywood to chuck it away, turn her back on the camera and enter a monastery? And what might a young woman … more
While Martin Susz enjoyed last month’s conference on “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” at Creighton University, he returned home from Omaha, Neb., with some extra affirmation for the … more
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