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During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on Jan. 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year be better than you know … more
Leading up to the passage of New York’s 2019 abortion expansion legislation, lawmakers and advocates dismissed Catholic concerns as hysterical fear-mongering, devoid of facts. The new law … more
A raíz del Sínodo Amazónico (2019) deberíamos retomar con mayor interés el tema de la inculturación del Evangelio, lo cual presupone revisar la enseñanza de la Iglesia sobre las relaciones … more
I’m a tad embarrassed to let you know from where I am writing this column. Please don’t jump to the conclusion that I’m sipping Tequila Sunrises on the beach...but, I am down here … more
We welcome any reasonable initiative that has a chance to ease the intractable problem of homelessness in New York. That’s why we’re interested in the latest proposal announced Dec. 17 by New … more
It was a birthday party for the ages, as the Paulist Fathers celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of their founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P. Father Eric Andrews, C.S.P., … more
Most newborns come into the world topsy-turvy; literally downside-up. Although members of the medical staff are quick to upright all infants' orientation as soon as they're delivered, for … more
I traveled to Seattle a few weeks ago to give a parish retreat at St. Monica’s Church on Mercer Island. Long before I boarded the plane for my first visit to the Pacific … more
I’m beginning the New Year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make. My office used to be meticulous. Early in … more
It seems sometimes that we are surrounded by bad news. There are so many depressing stories at home and abroad that it can appear we are living in dark times. Additionally, each new report that comes … more
One of my favorite traditions of this Christmas season is to sit in front of the fire, with a bit of Ireland’s aged finest, and go through the cards you folks were gracious in sending me over … more
En una columna anterior hemos explicado que la autonomía de la libertad, o el ejercicio del libre albedrío, tiene límites intrínsecos a su propia naturaleza, en el sentido que no puede … more
“Silence is golden” is a motto I was taught many years ago while attending parochial school. However, through the years I have learned that silence is not always golden, and in order to defend … more
I have read the disturbing statistic that so many Catholics do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. I would like to share a personal opinion as to what may be contributing to … more
In response to the letter about the “Dress Code” (CNY, Nov. 21), as an 86-year-old cradle Catholic, mother and grandmother I personally would be very happy to see a young girl, or young man, … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon heralds the season in New York. More so than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the … more
The sounds of the season are upon us, and Christmas can indeed get pretty noisy. Of course, some of the noise is happy: cheerful greetings, conversations about Christmas plans, the sounds of carols … more
Christmas blessings, dear family of the Church in the Archdiocese of New York! Often am I asked what I consider to be pointers, or lessons, from this festive season. Many come to mind, but chew … more
When Pope Francis told a large group of elderly people last week that old age “is a time of grace” he may not have been referring to himself. But he certainly fits the bill, as he turned 83 … more
En círculos bioéticos se sigue debatiendo la cuestión de si el hombre, haciendo uso de su libertad y de la autonomía de la voluntad, puede, en determinadas situaciones en las cuales está … more
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