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I have always been intrigued by the journey that Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem just before the birth of Jesus. What was it like to travel the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem, about 70 miles, … more
How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving: “Prison Journal, … more
Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas present last week, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Good historian that he is, the Holy Father realized … more
Re: Carol Zimmermann’s article “Court Unsure of President Trump’s Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Census” (CNY, Dec. 3). With all due respect to Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville and … more
As we enter the 10th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents and caregivers continue to face challenges in childcare, homeschooling and disruptions of routines. This is a difficult time for adults, … more
El Papa Francisco nos dio una regalo temprano antes de Navidad la semana pasada, el 8 de diciembre, fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María.Buen … more
I want to wish all the best to newly elected Cardinals Wilton Gregory and Silvano Tomasi (CNY, Nov. 5). I have something in common with Cardinal Tomasi, who said, “I am one of those 40 million … more
Re: Editorial on McCarrick Report (CNY, Nov. 19) Granted, it is very easy to draw conclusions and point fingers after the facts have been presented—as Monday-morning quarterbacks do. However, my … more
In both reports in two consecutive issues on the nomination of exemplary Catholic mother of seven, Notre Dame Law School graduate and professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, your … more
Religious freedom came out a winner last week in two important pandemic-related court rulings in favor of New York’s Catholic parishes and schools. It’s about time. The constitutionally … more
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, also marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Dorothy Day, whose social justice advocacy on behalf of the Catholic Worker movement, which she … more
As we come to the end of 2020, many of us will be glad to see the calendar change. From the coronavirus to murder hornets, civil unrest and a contentious election, this has not been an easy year. Who … more
Advent in our modern world has long been behind the cultural eight ball. It’s a season of waiting in a world of instant gratification, a season of quiet anticipation in a world of noisy … more
Synchronicity. That’s the word one journalist used in a Nov. 3 Instagram post to describe the fact that Election Day fell on the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, the patron saint of social … more
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven’s birth. Although the exact date of his birth is not known, he was baptized into the Catholic faith on Dec. 17, 1770, and … more
Waiting...one of the most frustrating exercises in our human condition.Wait we must...in traffic, in line at the store, for the results of a test, for the stew to be done, for a live voice to come on … more
El cristianismo es siempre un mensaje de esperanza basada en las promesas de Dios: esperamos “cielos nuevos y tierra nueva” (Cf., Is 65, 17; 2Pe 3, 13; Ap 21, 1). Se trata de una esperanza … more
“I want to go with Sissy and Margot,” asserted their overly adventurous underage sister. “No,” replied mom and dad in unison. Four-year-old Terry had learned that whenever her parents were … more
I caught up with Deacon Kevin Panameño in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, shortly after he and eight classmates were ordained to the transitional diaconate Nov. 7. He was sharing … more
Since New York state has rolled out new restrictions regarding restaurants, gyms and even private gatherings in homes, we need to ask if there the possibility of another lockdown of our … more
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