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The dumbing down of the faith has been a pastoral disaster, significantly contributing to the mass exodus of now two generations from the Church. A childish, intellectually shallow religion simply … more
The Agony of Asking Recently, I received a request to visit a nursing home on Long Island. I made my way through the Metro turnstile and boarded a subway bound for Penn Station, so I could … more
Can I share with you a couple of matters on my mind, and, probably, on yours as well? One is the calamity in Puerto Rico. I’ve been on the phone a lot recently with the Archbishop of San … more
Every once in a while, it’s good to give our readers a progress report about some of the new things that Catholic New York is working on. As it happens, none of the three subjects I am about to … more
Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more
La realización de un referéndum independentista en Cataluña el 1 de octubre de 2017, que había sido declarado ilegal por el tribunal español, y los hechos de violencia producidos a raíz de ese … more
Here comes Halloween, with its legions of ghosts, ghouls, witches, bats, spider webs, flickering candles and haunted houses. With all the spooky hoopla, it’s easy to forget that the day originally … more
I just read an article by John Woods about Brandon Vogt’s new book, “Why I Am Catholic.” (CNY, Editor’s Report, Oct. 12). It was disturbing to read that for every new … more
On behalf of Ryan and Elizabeth Young, the members of the board of directors, and the countless volunteers and students who have responded to the call to discipleship at Fearless Retreats, thank … more
Many thanks to Catholic New York for helping the Volunteer Association of the Mary Manning Walsh Home make our 30th annual walkathon a huge success by publicizing the event. I received phone calls … more
They call it the “triple mandate of Jesus: to teach, to serve, to sanctify. Call it what you want, it’s the “mission statement” of His Church. Today I want to write … more
It’s easy to be impressed by Brandon Vogt. He speaks confidently and directly, without any bluster or phoniness. What you see is what you get—straight-forward truth and conviction. Heck, he even … more
The Trump administration’s decision to expand exemptions to the HHS mandate on contraception coverage in health insurance is a long overdue correction of a misguided rule. The interim rules … more
I was recently sitting in a log-cabin chapel on a beautiful lake in the lower Adirondack Mountains when the woman next to me offered a prayer intention during Mass: “For all those in the process of … more
Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pickup the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass three miles … more
No cabe duda que la entrega a la misión exige muchas renuncias de nuestra parte; además, Dios no nos ha prometido exonerarnos del sufrimiento y las persecuciones por causa del Evangelio. Jesús no … more
The stamp was crooked and streaky as if it had been overly licked and not easily coaxed into the upper right-hand corner of the yellowing envelope. She recognized her father's shaky handwriting … more
Where we begin in the whole sacred process of evangelization is very important! Pope Francis has radiantly reminded us of this, hasn’t he? It’s not helpful to start with what the Church … more
Anyone who has been paying attention to Catholic education in … more
In a remarkable testament to the ministry of a martyred American … more
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