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Angela Valles’ journey to the Catholic Church was a long time coming, and she attributes her decision to the Holy Spirit, who worked quickly and powerfully in her life. She grew up as the … more
I was lucky enough to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris about one year ago, when I went to the City of Lights with my daughter, Olivia, on a mother-daughter trip. We stood in the highest … more
More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of “Game of Thrones” May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO.  Yet many were dissatisfied with … more
Like many of you, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks attending graduations. My Mom even went to the kindergarten graduation of my grandnephew Charlie! Me? I was at the commencements for … more
A lo largo de los siglos la Iglesia ha declarado santos y santas a miles de personas; pero, si revisamos el santoral, constatamos que un gran número de ellas son religiosos y religiosas, sacerdotes, … more
If we had to pick one lesson, virtue or skill that fathers should teach their children, what would that be? What proficiencies did St. Joseph, the guardian of the Holy Family and the foster father of … more
You might notice this issue has a different format than usual. It actually consists of three component sections. The main section, pages 1 to 24, follows an eight-page wrap-around section on the six … more
As you know, Anne M. Buckley, Catholic New York’s retired editor in chief, died last month at age 87. She devoted her entire working life to the Catholic press, and she was one of the people who … more
Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”   The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904 edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. A man named Ignacio … more
In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human … more
Want to learn some Latin? Odium Fidei...it means“hatred of the Faith.” In our Catholic tradition, one who loses his/her life because of odium fidei, hatred of the faith, is a … more
¿Quieres aprender algo del latín? Odium Fidei...“significa “odio a la fe”.  En nuestra tradición católica, el que pierde su vida a causa del … more
La Iglesia, guiada por el Espíritu Santo, es plenamente consciente de la novedad traída por Cristo. La salvación, como dice el apóstol Pablo, nos viene por la fe en Jesucristo, y no por el … more
Over the past week, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Anne M. Buckley, the editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and one of the founders of CNY, who died April 23. She … more
Every year during the Easter Triduum, the vocations office of the Archdiocese of New York joins the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre to run a retreat for the men who are considering a … more
As I get older, I become more aware of—and fascinated by—the way people arrive in our lives without warning and often change us, and the course of our life journey, without us realizing it until … more
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those of us fortunate to have our moms still with us will celebrate with them. In fact, I plan to spend Friday and Saturday with mine in St. Louis before … more
El encuentro de los discípulos con el Resucitado fue el desencadenante de la fe pascual, fue también lo que motivó su retorno intempestivo a Jerusalén, ciudad de la que habían huido temerosos … more
Many of the vigil lights in Catholic churches today are electric. No doubt the fire departments and insurance companies are … more
Most Catholics in the United States are probably familiar with the CRS Rice Bowl program, which is a practical way to support Catholic Relief Services’ efforts toward development and relief … more
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