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It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative … more
Our world has changed in many ways in the 20 years since 9/11. The terrorist attacks by hijacked planes that destroyed the Twin Towers and took nearly 3,000 lives shook us to the core. All of us … more
As far as signs of progress go, the Out and About listings in this issue of Catholic New York might not be on many people’s Top Ten list, but they are on mine. There are about a dozen listings for … more
This month’s column marks 20 years of Life Lines in Catholic New York. I remember well my first column, about my then-4-year-old son, Noah, and his nature camp experiences. Except, when that first … more
Every fall the push to do more intensifies. Sharpen your pencil and dig in. Produce more, study more, socialize more, exercise more, volunteer more. The calendar becomes the battlefield, its … more
Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, on Sept. 14, 1321, just one year after completing the Divine Comedy. The years leading up to his death were tumultuous, marked by a long exile from his home city … more
En el prólogo del libro de Job se nos describe la situación inicial de Job antes de ser sometido a la prueba. Era un hombre bendecido de Dios: poseía tierras, familia, ganados en abundancia. En el … more
It’s time for uniforms, backpacks, books, laptops, peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, and masks! Yes, it’s back-to-school! A blessed fresh academic year to our students, teachers, principals, … more
Accounts abound of how individuals found faith in God on September 11, 2001. But some people, including some young people, lost their faith that day. Before his final interview for a lucrative … more
Re: front page of the Aug. 12 issue. At the end of my day at work, I opened my mailbox and saw the front page of my CNY and the smiles of the Sisters of Life changed my whole demeanor. I … more
The front page of Catholic New York’s Aug. 12 issue, with the six Sisters of Life who had just professed their final vows at St. Patrick’s Cathedral was simply beautiful. Thank you. As a young … more
Your report that the Hyde Amendment was not included in House of Representatives appropriations fails to mention that the Democrat majority dropped Hyde. Julie Asher's failure to report the facts … more
Early on Saturday morning, Aug. 14, I drove into Brooklyn for a story. That’s not a normal occurrence because Brooklyn and Queens form the neighboring Diocese of Brooklyn, which is outside Catholic … more
It’s that time of year again. Students, principals, teachers and families everywhere are gearing up for the start of a new academic year, and Catholic schools of the archdiocese are ready to … more
When I heard that there was some kind of political trouble in our state capital, my first thought was, “Oh, the Albany follies.” I did not realize right away what kind of folly it was, and how … more
On the Solemnity of Christ the King in 2013, Pope Francis completed the work of the 2012 Synod of Bishops with the apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), issuing a ringing … more
"Oh, for the good old days!” Do you say that a lot? I admit I sure do. In the midst of all the troubles in the world—the devastation in Haiti, the violence in Afghanistan, the despair of … more
Como hemos explicado en nuestra anterior columna, es a finales del Antiguo Testamento que la esperanza en la resurrección (y una justicia ultraterrena) se convierte en una respuesta más razonable … more
Oh, por los buenos viejos tiempos!" ¿Dices eso mucho? Les admito que yo sí. En medio de todos los problemas del mundo: la devastación en Haití, la violencia en Afganistán, la … more
Reading through the golden wedding jubilee story in the June 17 issue of Catholic New York brought to mind the vows we all declare, on our marriage day, part of them being "in sickness and in … more
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