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We’ve devoted a lot of time, energy and pages over the past few issues trying to show Catholic New Yorkers how the Archdiocese of New York is adjusting and coping, often in the face of … more
When Pope Francis prayed alone, and eloquently, in St. Peter’s Square last month for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic, he read a passage from the Gospel of St. Mark. It was the account … more
The past month has been a dance of gratitude and fear. Gratitude that, so far, my family is healthy and together under one roof — all five of us around the dinner table each night, favorite … more
The unanimous decision by Australia’s High Court to quash Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of “historic sexual abuse” and acquit him of those crimes was entirely welcome. Truth … more
"Miraculous” is how the Louvre Museum describes the rediscovery in 1998 of a Nicolas Poussin painting that had been lost for two centuries and is now in their holdings. The piece is titled “Saint … more
No way! Forgetaboutit! Never in your life! Now, the “church” (small “c”) building might be locked-up—although so many are open for a good part of each day so folks can … more
De ninguna manera! ¡Olvídalo! ¡Nunca en tu vida! Ahora, el edificio de la “iglesia” (pequeña “i”) podría estar encerrada, aunque muchas están abiertas, durante una buena parte de … more
Our world and nation have struggled mightily in the battle against the deadly novel coronavirus. Nowhere have the effects been more devastating than our home state of New York, especially New York … more
Thank you, JJ Hayes, for expressing your very positive and uplifting message. (CNY Letters, March 26) We are a community, whether we gather publicly or not. We should not try to gather, much as … more
While stuck in self-quarantine, I attended a virtual celebration of the Mass today led by my pastor, Father Robert Dillon, I realized how much I truly love my parish. I am proud to belong to St. … more
After reporting in the last issue about how archdiocesan Catholic Charities was initiating steps to meet the needs of the wide swath of New Yorkers it assists, particularly in the changed society all … more
Stephanie Weinert’s Instagram followers have come to expect unfiltered captions to go with her pretty pictures. That’s why she has amassed 7,000 followers, who click on images of her five … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Son momentos difíciles, mi buena gente, una Semana Santa “incorporada,”  ya que todos estamos cerca a Jesús en Su hora de agonía y muerte en la cruz. Aquellos … more
En varias columnas escritas hemos hablado sobre la esperanza, un tema recurrente e inagotable. La esperanza, hemos dicho, es como el termómetro de la fe, pero la esperanza se alimenta a su vez … more
We can open the church now that the Mass is over.” Those words this past Sunday filled me with not only a deep sadness but also just seemed so antithetical to everything that the Mass, the … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Una de las afirmaciones más claras del Antiguo Testamento es la bondad y la misericordia de Dios: “El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso” (Sal 102, 8; Cf., también: Ex 34, 6, Ez 18, 23; 33, … more
After attending public schools on the Upper West Side of New York City, Joshua Lederberg entered the college of physicians and surgeons at Columbia and went on to receive a doctorate in microbiology … more
I wonder if it is time to take comfort from the fact that we are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, even if we are prevented from publicly gathering. Our communion with one another does not … more
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