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Last week, I had a phone interview with Julianne Stanz shortly before she led a professional enrichment day for 150 people at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, on “How to Reach the … more
Recently I was at a young adult gathering and the topic of celibacy was on the forefront of many people’s minds since it has been covered in the press regarding the Amazon synod and the document … more
There comes a moment when something clicks. At a book club or a Bible study. In a carpool circle or a coffee shop. A connection is made, and a gathering turns into a group, taking on a life of its … more
El título de esta columna está tomado de la expresión del papa Francisco en su homilía durante la misa del Miércoles de Ceniza 2020. La Cuaresma—nos dice el Papa—“no es el tiempo para … more
Two weeks ago, Ash Wednesday, February 26, I celebrated evening Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish down in the financial district. The Church was full, the choir superb, the Eucharist reverent and … more
In the mid-1990s, a gifted Newsday reporter named Bob Keeler won a Pulitzer Prize for an in-depth series of articles about St. Brigid’s parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Back then, I … more
Jeffrey Adams, a college seminarian, was eager to learn everything … more
I would like to congratulate and thank Claudia McDonnell for her column in the Jan. 30 issue of Catholic New York. I hope every Catholic church will reprint the article and insert it in the church … more
I am appalled that President Trump was allowed to speak at the March for Life. This man has a history of disrespecting women, separating children from their families, demonizing people in developing … more
When Jesus tells people in the Gospel of St. John, “The Man who comes to me, I will not turn away,” I wonder if he refers to situations like this. Donald Trump became the first President to … more
The season of Lent that began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, is familiar to Catholics as a time of penance, reflection and sacrifice. Most practicing Catholics, it seems, make a special effort to get … more
Everyone has his or her own story. Our history, family, faith, environment—all of it combines to create a background story that runs through … more
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On the elevator at work one day, I chatted with a woman who was the only other person onboard. Both of us remarked that we were looking forward to … more
Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 27, 1945, the infantrymen of the Red Army’s 322nd Rifle Division were bludgeoning their way into the Third Reich when they discovered the Auschwitz-Birkenau … more
In his book “What is Art?” Leo Tolstoy wrote, “The business of art lies just in this,—to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and … more
Remember! A loaded word in our vocabulary, one laden with substance. Chatting with people my own age—I just turned seventy—and beyond, I often hear them whisper with apprehension, … more
El 12 de febrero de 2020 se publicó la Exhortación Apostólica “Querida Amazonía” del papa Francisco. El documento era muy esperado después de la realización del Sínodo sobre la Amazonía … more
¡Recuerda! Una palabra abundante en nuestro vocabulario, una llena de sustancia. Conversando con personas de mi edad – acabo de cumplir setenta - y más allá, a menudo … more
Two letters in the Jan. 30 edition of Catholic New York included anti-abortion opinions I agree with. Generally speaking, I agree that Church leaders, especially those who give the homilies at Sunday … more
A recent letter (CNY, Jan. 30) denigrated the “brand of Catholicism” of certain individuals as a way to criticize their political positions. As Pope Francis pointed out to American bishops in a … more
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