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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
Recent news reports state that New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has issued new rules that say children in public schools can now change their gender status and names on school … more
Re: Father Grohe: A 50-Year Blessing for Esopus Church (CNY, Editor’s Report, June 20). It was a pleasant surprise to see an article about 94-year-old Father Eugene Grohe in Catholic New York. … more
While Martin Susz enjoyed last month’s conference on “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” at Creighton University, he returned home from Omaha, Neb., with some extra affirmation for the … more
I went back to yoga class last month after a long break. Day by day, as I returned to my mat in a room surrounded by people— mostly strangers—of all ages, shapes and sizes, I felt the comfort and … more
I’ve always loved the song “Summertime,” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.” The opening line, however, gives me pause: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Easy? When … more
Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure: John Hay spent decades … more
On Saturday evening, June 1, more than 200 people were in our church at 8 p.m. They were … more
When Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 50 years ago this week, the way we view our planet and its place in the vast cosmos was forever changed. The … more
Maybe it was my visit home for the Fourth of July. I watched with admiration as my two sisters beamed over their grandchildren, so happy to have them crowding around, so jolly as they ran, played, … more
Tal vez fue mi visita a mi casa para el cuatro de julio. Observé con admiración a mis dos hermanas que sonrían a sus nietos, tan felices de tenerlos a su alrededor, tan contentos … 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
The homily Pope Francis delivered to the 31 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica last … more
On the next page of this issue, you can see the honors Catholic New York received in the latest Catholic Press Association Awards competition. We brought home 13 awards from last month’s Catholic … more
There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both. In music you can measure it. The tempo called largo—Italian for slow and broad—clocks in at 40 … more
Ask any vocation director and he will tell you that the one question we are consistently asked is, “How many guys do you have?” This could refer to discerners, seminarians, men to be ordained or … more
Alright, I admit it: the first memories that come to mind this Fourth of July are watermelon, corn-on-the cob, hot dogs, and fireworks. I look forward to all those things as I pen these words, eager … more
En nuestra columna anterior hemos destacada la centralidad de la Eucaristía ante el culto a la presencia real, bajo las especies consagradas, fuera de la … more
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