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March 8-14 was Catholic Sisters Week across the United States. New Yorkers can celebrate two orders of sisters that are thriving and growing. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, headquartered in Ann … more
When Libby Giordano was approached to become involved as weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began at Iona Prep in New Rochelle on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, 2019, she … more
Asian-Americans have been marching, rallying and speaking out publicly with calls for more police protection and hate crime prosecutions after a rash of unprovoked and increasing attacks aimed at … more
The recently televised Grammy Awards were nothing less than pornographic. Our culture has been heading more and more in this direction, but these performances brought us to a new low. I was … more
As we enter Holy Week, it seems as though we are more ready for it this year, and more open to its meaning. We are in Covid time; we have seen and borne suffering. We are isolated by sickness or … more
Feast of Saint JosephMarch 19, 2021Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,In announcing a year of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis shared that he has been offering this prayer to the foster father of Jesus … more
Estando ad portas de celebrar la semana santa (que se inicia con el Domingo de Ramos), que tiene como centro el Triduo Pascual (Pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús), reflexionaremos sobre el … more
Fiesta de San José 19 de marzo del 2021 Estimados Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo, Al anunciar un año de San José, el Papa Francisco compartió que ha estado ofreciendo esta oración al … more
I was a little surprised that there was no reader response published to the “Open Letter to Pope Francis on Prenatal Justice” by Fordham University professor Charles C. Camosy (CNY, Feb. … more
I am reflecting on today's Gospel after reading this week's edition of Catholic New York, particularly articles centered around the issues of race, prejudice and sinfulness. Jesus speaks to us so … more
Thank you for Msgr. Thomas Shelley’s profile of the courageous abolitionist, Father Thomas Farrell, part of the new series May Their Memory Be a Blessing (CNY, Feb. 25). Father Farrell, pastor … more
As soon as I read the article on Father Thomas Farrell in the Feb. 25 edition, I had to respond with congratulations. The author limns an image of New York and its leadership in the Church without … more
Cardinal Dolan’s column in Catholic New York’s last issue laid it out quite plainly. The topic, sin and how to handle it, was an uncomfortable one to be sure. The cardinal listened on Ash … more
We now know just how far Pope Francis is willing to go on behalf of a beleaguered Christian community that has endured much suffering and displacement in its recent history. After being grounded … more
The editor of the Albany diocesan newspaper came into my office recently and asked if I wanted to share a memory of an experience with a religious sister for National Catholic Sisters Week in March. … more
As we continue through the season of Lent, our minds turn back to the events of a year ago and the beginning of the pandemic. Churches closed, schools all remote and social gatherings suspended. A … more
Freedom! We hear that word a lot these days. Actually, we humans have been hearing a lot about it since the Garden of Eden! Freedom! It’s a special, cherished, almost sacred word … more
Dr. Seuss’ fourth book was published in 1940 and met with critical acclaim. It features an elephant whose large ears and long trunk provided the ideal infrastructure for the artist’s distinct … more
Como es de conocimiento público, el papa Francisco ha declarado, en el ámbito eclesial de la Iglesia universal, el presente año 2021 como “Año de san José”, al cumplirse los ciento cincuenta … more
On Ash Wednesday I asked a random group of undergrads to name the one thing that would be most difficult to give up for … more
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