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As we approach the end of summer 2020, we in New York are in a situation that was unimaginable when we rang in the New Year eight months ago. Stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks in public, social … more
In the three weeks since the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which leveled entire sections of the city, officials of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) here in their … more
Sobrevivirá, una, santa, Católica y Iglesia Apostólica? Esa es una pregunta que muchos, tanto dentro como fuera de la Iglesia Madre, se proyectan. Hace un par de … more
La Pontificia Academia para la Vida (organismo de la Iglesia Católica fundado por el papa san Juan Pablo II en el año 1998), ha publicado el 22 de julio del presente año 2020 un documento titulado … more
Since we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, how we receive Him, how we reverence His presence among us, matters a great deal. First and foremost, we receive Him in a state of … more
As a fellow Catholic, I would like to share a thought with you. We believe in the life hereafter, and those who achieve it are called saints. How many millions of American saints might there be in … more
Throughout the liturgical year the Church sets aside the months of May and October to have a specific focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary. This makes sense as May is a month with Mother’s Day and the … more
Re: “Attacks on Church Statues Seen as Sign of Society in Need of Healing” (CNY, July 30). Attacks on statues can be attributed to a number of reasons; most were directed at historical … more
The four young women who took a step forward to the novitiate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal at an investiture ceremony Aug. 2 are seeking “an ever-deepening relationship with God” as … more
Chiara, 15, walked into our family room after a socially distanced bike ride with a friend and wisely observed that just a couple of months ago wearing a mask seemed like such a burden, an unusual … more
Is the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church going to survive? That’s a question many, both inside and outside Mother Church, are posing. A couple days ago, I was enjoying one of my … more
First in a series of four articles ​​​​​​​ A reflection on the place of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the lives of the faithful as we move forward during this time of … more
Fifteen years after Richard Louv’s bestseller “The Last Child in the Woods” was published, it is more relevant than ever. I’m fascinated by his insights on the “naturedeficit disorder” … more
En muchos pasajes de la Biblia se pone de relieve el propósito salvífico universal de Dios. El Señor no ha predestinado a nadie a la condenación. Dios no ofrece al hombre dos alternativas: … more
We’ve had a lot to cope with since we ushered in the new decade on January 1, 2020. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing restrictions, the resulting economic … more
Our family wants to thank you so much for your May 21 article about the priest volunteers for hospital and nursing home visits during Covid-19. Thanks to your article by Dan Pietrafesa, we knew … more
Thank you for sharing the news of the SOAR! Covid Rapid Response grant program with Catholic New York readers  (CNY, July 16). I want religious women and men to know that they can turn to SOAR! … more
The bitterly contested extension of federal emergency unemployment benefits was playing out among Democrats and Republicans in Congress as we were closing this issue. We hope it’s been resolved … more
As churches across the archdiocese reopened to the public for Masses last month, it’s no secret that parishioners did not flock back in their pre-coronavirus numbers in the initial Sundays. Even if … more
I read with sorrow the news that 20 Catholic schools in the New York Archdiocese will close. I understand the reasons. The financial havoc wrought by the pandemic has affected so many people, … more
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