Letters to the editor
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I remember the popular Bishop Fulton Sheen show, which was loved by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It was truly a shining light for Catholicism. With church attendance declining in many … more
I read George Weigel’s “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) with dismay. He comes across as smug, self righteous and dismissive. In an epoch when the world’s poorest are suffering … more
Perhaps, my old pastor, Msgr. John Carlin, of my teen years would have been bemused by James Carroll’s well-written desire to “Abolish the Priesthood” (June 2019, The Atlantic). In the … more
Receiving a high school diploma is always well worth the time and effort that goes into obtaining it. It is a moment in life to remember. I am now a senior citizen, and I will always remember … more
In CNY’s June 6 issue, Mary DeTurris Poust concludes her column by citing Dostoevsky: “Beauty will save the world.” And in Garan Santicola’s column, an image of one of Tolkien’s beautiful … more
My husband and I, along with three other couples from St. Joachim-St. John Church in Beacon wanted to thank Cardinal Dolan and all involved who made the Mass for 50th anniversary couples at St. … more
Thank you for the great columns on Anne Buckley’s life (CNY, May 9 and 23). She wrote the first Catholic New York article about St. Francis Home, the first maternity home Father Benedict Groeschel, … more
George Weigel’s article “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) was thought-provoking, but it missed a major point: True, the human body will die and turn to dust, but the soul will … more
Thank you for accentuating positive news in Catholic New York and for the associated editorial celebrating the recent ordinations in the archdiocese (CNY, May 23). The edition’s format speaks … more
Thank you for the new look and the increased number of articles in Spanish in the monthly Catolicó section. I appreciated the insert in the April 25 issue announcing the monthly Masses in St. … more
In Paris, on Monday of Holy Week, a fire of historic proportions occurred. Many thought Notre Dame Cathedral might be destroyed completely. A day or two later, we found that was not the case. … more
In the 13th century, while the long period of construction proceeded in Paris on the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, a young, carefree man in Italy was struggling to elevate his life. A nearby … more
After all the beautiful services of Holy Week, leading up to the glorious celebration of Easter Sunday Mass, the following thought entered my mind: What would we ever do without Jesus? Although it … more
Thank you for the wonderful photos of the unveiling of the glorious Rose Window at Blessed Sacrament Church in the April 11 issue. One gentle correction. The photographer was Chris Sheridan, not … more
I was as devastated as anyone in France about the terrible Notre Dame Cathedral fire. My wife and I have had the good fortune to visit Paris multiple times, and one of the great treats of such a … more
It is a good thing to see the steps our archdiocese has taken to address the Church’s sex abuse crisis in CNY’s April 11 issue. However, it is starting to read like a scorecard with this much … more
An article on page 29 of Catholic New York’s April 11 issue is titled “Catholic Conference, Catholic Charities Urge Court to Reject Census Citizenship Question.” The Catholic Church and its … more
‘Fond Memories’ Thank you Brian T. Donnelly for bringing back loving and fond memories of Father James Ryan and Sacred Heart, Bayside (Letters, March 14). I too am an alumnus of Sacred Heart … more
Jesus Christ is the Ideal Priest who inspires many men to follow His Way, to preach His Word and offer His Body and Blood at each Mass. Some of those men falter along the way and become targets for … more
George Weigel’s column in CNY’s March 28 issue was titled “A Tale of Two Georges.” Weigel was referring to Cardinal Francis George, the former Archbishop of Chicago, who died in 2015, and to … more
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