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Through the years, I’ve covered my share of Catechetical Forums, the gatherings held each October in two locations in the archdiocese. There are a few reasons I like to go. For one, catechists are … more
There is a troubling news image that has stayed with me, stored in memory, for four years. You … more
Despite Pope Francis’ lecture on the subject at Synod 2015, and notwithstanding the passages on it in Synod 2018’s final report, there is little agreement in 21st-century Catholicism on what … more
Last Saturday, February 23, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my appointment as your archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI. When the papal nuncio at the time, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, called to tell … more
What was the purpose of the Catholic parish 80 years ago? Eighty years ago, we knew which parish we belonged to by our street address. Technically this is still the case today although some … more
Después de su Bautismo, antes del comienzo de su vida pública, Jesús tiene una experiencia de desierto, pasa por una ‘Cuaresma’ como preparación para su misión. Jesús, según nos relatan … more
El sábado pasado, 23 de febrero, celebré el décimo aniversario … more
Poco después del Año Nuevo, tomé un fin de semana personal e hice un viaje a Irlanda. Siempre aprecio una visita a la Isla Esmeralda, pero esto no fue realmente unas “vacaciones” y, … more
The fallout continues here in the Archdiocese of New York over the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) ingloriously … more
On any given day, you’ll find me and Dennis running the gauntlet of modern family life. If … more
All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides … more
During the course of the year, my office has two separate silent retreats for men who are discerning the priesthood. The first of these is at the beginning of the Advent season and the second during … more
Shortly after the New Year, I took a personal weekend and flew to Ireland.  While I always cherish a visit to the Emerald Isle, this was not really a “vacation” and I certainly … more
Jesús, en el Sermón de la Montaña, expone su programa, en el cual declara dichosos a los pobres, a los afligidos, a los ‘marginales’ de la sociedad, porque el Señor es su defensor y en Él … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides a lens through which to view his life and work and the world he inhabited in the 17th-century Dutch Republic. The wars of religion … more
During the course of the year, my office has two separate silent retreats for the men who are discerning the priesthood. The first of these is at the beginning of the Advent season and the second … more
Cardinal John O’Connor was a powerhouse of faith during his 16 years as Archbishop of New York and 54 years of priesthood. His legacy is keenly felt in many arenas, but nowhere more so than the … more
Recently, I was talking with a friend about books. She knows that I own hundreds of books and that I am reluctant to part with even one. In contrast, she has a relative who does not keep a personal … more
It’s been a rough time for us these recent days in Albany. Even a seasoned, impartial journalist and keen observer of politicians in our state capital, has noted that values for which the … more
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