Letters to the editor
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There were letters posted in your April 12 edition written in reply to Cardinal Dolan’s Wall Street Journal article about the Democratic Party.  One each seeming to list the good and … more
The current “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is both an admirable and needed endeavor. It is a much needed reminder that the secular and the sacred not only … more
What a mess! Vatican art mixed with repulsive modern trash, preceded by a “gala” of freakily dressed celebrities. Pathetic, vulgar, offensive and, at times, pornographic. (A bondage … more
The use of blessed objects for profane purposes is sacrilege. I am heartbroken and angry that Cardinal Dolan participated in the Met Gala, which supposedly “celebrated” Catholicism in … more
All people, born and unborn, have equal human dignity. But we must never equate the effort to stop lethal violence against innocent children in the womb with efforts to promote social justice for … more
Thank you for your beautiful article in the April 26 edition (Editor’s Report) regarding recent honors bestowed on Joe Delaney by the University of Notre Dame. Joe is the very first person, … more
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