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Each day we battle the human sickness of sin and to protect ourselves from this deadly affliction, we cover our mouths in masks of prayer and we wash our hands of imperfection by confessing our sins. … more
I am watching Mass on the Internet coming from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I really appreciate the Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison sequence, a reminder of the old Mass. The organ music … more
At Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets, and right across the street from Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral could hardly occupy a place more at the center of New York City’s … more
Most people like either having control or being in control. It gives us a sense of comfort or assurance that everything is in order or that there is a plan in place that we are following. This idea … more
For my entire life, whenever someone asked me to name my favorite season, I would say, without any hesitation, “fall!” There was something about the colors of the trees, the crispness of … more
It started with the Italians, whose arias rose from the balconies. They were on lockdown, but their voices rang out down empty moonlit streets. Ballads, the national anthem, improvised ditties over … more
As I’ve been repeating, to anyone not weary of listening, while the church (with a small c) might be closed, the Church (with a capital C) is very much open.That’s evident in the reports … more
En tiempos de guerras, catástrofes, pandemias, no faltan ejemplos de actos de heroicidad donde se evidencia la entrega y la generosidad desbordantes de algunas personas. Esos ejemplos nos animan y … more
For at least the last two months, the coronavirus pandemic has been an all-consuming preoccupation around the world. And nowhere more so than in New York state, where the virus and the disease … more
After COVID-19, will we employees who worked remotely want to return to our previous environment or will we prefer to continue working from home? More importantly, does our attitude toward work draw … more
Each evening at 7 p.m., locked-down New Yorkers have been opening their windows and bursting into cheers and applause in honor of the nurses, doctors and other frontline heroes laboring through the … more
It started March 14, when my pastor suggested I keep a journal on the pandemic. On March 17, I saw the environment and ecology begin to recover from stress as the air became fragrant, and birds … more
Recently, I read about a person asking for prayers for her daughter’s family on Facebook. This was my response: “You and others all over have my prayer. God opens a door just when you don’t … more
The Easter issue of Catholic New York touched my heart. It felt like family. Cardinal Dolan validated our truth. “We’re apprehensive. We’re anxious. We’re alone.” The entire issue … more
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
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