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If you want to learn about a place where the Church and ArchCare, the archdiocesan health care agency, are doing a lot of good these days, listen to this story about a family, a special corps of … more
The national feast of Thanksgiving brings me warm memories...family; prayer, Mass, and food drives for the poor at the parish; grandparents, aunts and uncles now passed onto eternity; two free days … more
After a month out of the country, working in Rome at Synod-2018 and helping mark the 40th anniversary of John Paul II’s election at events in Brussels and Warsaw, I came home to find Catholic anger … more
What would induce a beautiful young woman with an acting career moving into high gear in Hollywood to chuck it away, turn her back on the camera and enter a monastery? And what might a young woman … more
Entendemos por “religión secular” ciertas formas de comportamiento (que incluye un sistema de creencias, ideas y prácticas sociales) que adoptan externamente algunas semejanzas con las … more
This is the time of year we’re called on to give thanks for the blessings that have come our way. Some of us may be fortunate enough to count a loving family, good friends, good health and a … more
La fiesta nacional de Acción de Gracias me trae cálidos recuerdos...familia, oración, misa y comida para los pobres de la parroquia; abuelos, tías y tíos pasaron a … more
In light of the continued publicity of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy over the last 50 years and some comments that I have heard from some very devout people, I have decided to write about my … more
With its newly launched clean energy project at five parishes, the archdiocese has taken another bold step in its commitment to protecting the environment. The pilot program at three parishes on … more
When the phone call came from one of the organizers of “Care for Creation: Hearing Earth’s Cry and Responding With Hope,” asking if Catholic New York would cover the daylong conference, my … more
Regretfully, every level of our society—religion, government, law, finance, education, entertainments, sports—is rampant with individuals guilty of abuse, assault, theft, greed, all felonies. We … more
The Church of New York commits back to God Msgr. Thomas P. Leonard, faithful priest for 62 years, joyful, authentic, caring human being for 90 years (CNY, Oct. 25). In turbulent times, he showed what … more
Re: the Editor’s Report (CNY, Aug. 30). It seems to me that our response to the priests and deacons at Mass has taken on a more penetrating and heartfelt appeal these days. When I acknowledge … more
Although I have had a lifelong struggle with the Rosary—I’ve always considered myself Rosary-challenged—I started praying this prayer more frequently of late, thanks to the encouragement of … more
Never forget my brothers, the priesthood is true and good and beautiful because it belongs to Jesus. He is the great High Priest.” These were the words spoken by Father Chris Martin, the … more
Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months earlier when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special. She and her husband, … more
As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed… more
En la Biblia, el pobre, el huérfano y la viuda son el prototipo de personas excluidas de la sociedad, los más pobres entre los pobres; por ello, ya desde el Antiguo Testamento Dios aparece como su … more
Fight for Identity In the 1995 movie, “Citizen X,” there is a particularly powerful scene that can contribute to every discussion of what a man is and what a woman is. In a 23-second exchange … more
No matter how many times we read or hear that homelessness is rising in New York City, the numbers never fail to shock. Last week, however, a report on a subset of the homeless … more
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