Letters to the editor
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‘Sense of Betrayal’

The crisis ripping apart the Church isn’t a result of misconduct by priests. If these cases had been handled in a timely, transparent fashion, it would have been avoided. As Cardinal Dolan … more

Tend Your Faith

I urge all Catholics not to confuse the trauma of clergy sexual abuse with your devotion to your Catholic faith. Regardless of what is happening in the Church, each of us must travel separately in … more

‘One of Their Own’

On the advice of a friend, I picked up a library book with the fearsome title “Dagger John,” by John Loughery. I was soon exposed to a history of the bias and hatred toward the poor, penniless … more

Must Be Addressed

I commend the editors of this paper for being direct and candid regarding the recent allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. Archbishop Vigano is an individual of impeccable character and … more

Accountability Needed

I am so sick of clergy sex abuse cases. How come the #MeToo movement doesn’t apply in this context, fellow Catholics? I have my faith, but it’s no wonder the Church is falling apart and … more

‘Sad and Sick’

I was sad and sick reading the PA grand jury’s findings on the sexual abuse by priests (CNY, Aug. 16). Those in charge did not protect us under the guise of concern for the reputation of the … more

Expected More

Like many others, I am extremely disturbed by the recent news of sexual abuse occurring within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and New York. However, I cannot say that I am entirely surprised by … more

Far-Flung Anger

Mark Pattison’s article in CNY’s Aug. 2 issue concerning abuse revelations in the Catholic Church contains very relatable quotes from John Carr, director of the Initiative of Catholic Thought and … more

Not the State’s Right

I was pleased to read the front-page story in the New York Times last week that the pope has pronounced that capital punishment is always wrong.  But then the story went on to state the majority of … more

‘Powerful Message’

Blessed Pope Paul VI was a sensitive man with a powerful message “that peace must be invented and created at a speed which keeps pace with urgent events.” His “eclipse” due to widespread … more

‘Blink of an Eye’

The world would be an infinitely better place if people could understand and accept this basic concept. Suppose you were standing on a sandy beach stretching for miles, and on the tip of your finger … more

‘Inherent Dignity’

Considering the increasing awareness of racism that exists in our country today, there must be something individual parishes can do to bring about a greater understanding between the races. As a … more

‘A Land of Laws’

I consider myself a good Catholic. I go to Mass each week and donate generously to causes promoted by the Church. Yet, I am castigated by other Catholics for supporting our President. It infuriates … more

‘Immoral’ Situation

The recent article, “Bishops End Border Visit Calling for Urgent Reunification of Children,” lacks true grit (CNY, July 5).I read about the pastoral visit to a center where lit up eyes … more

She Met Father Duffy

I read with interest the article by Christie L. Chicoine about Father Francis Duffy (CNY, July 5). My father, John Burke, was a member of the Fighting 69th who served in World War I. He was in … more

Bond With the Bishop

I really enjoyed the article about Bishop Dominick Lagonegro’s retirement (CNY, Editor’s Report, July 5). One thing that was left out was his 1968-1969 transitional diaconate year at St. … more

ADAPP’s Contributions

In Catholic New York’s May 24 issue, Cardinal Dolan’s column focused on raising awareness about mental illness and promoting mental wellness. At His Eminence’s request, I am writing to share … more

Counting on CNY

I wish to congratulate Catholic New York for earning seven awards from the Catholic Press Association, “including honors for reporting, editorial and column writing” (CNY, June 21). Catholic … more

‘In Faith and Love’

I want to reflect on the joy at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle after this past weekend’s celebration of Pentecost. We were blessed to have a “birthday party” for the Church … more

Turn It Off

Regarding the Met exhibit and the Met Gala: I have not yet seen the exhibit but I look forward to attending it very soon. As for the Met Gala, because it was meant to be a fund-raiser for the … more
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