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Losing is hard. No one likes to lose. I imagine that’s why kids today are taught that everyone’s a winner. Losing hurts. more
The secular press has reported that, in the current political stalemate regarding the building of a wall on the border with Mexico, President Trump has referred to House Leader Pelosi’s … more
I was disappointed that the movie review in CNY’s Jan. 3 issue did not focus on the most uplifting, profound, artistic and full of imagination movie produced in the year 2018: “Mary Poppins … more
Once again, the Democrats in New York state are pushing through the Reproductive Health Act, which most Americans oppose. The physical and emotional impact is not considered as much as just giving … more
After nearly a dozen years, New York’s radical abortion expansion bill is poised to become law—signed, sealed and delivered on Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. … more
Every so often, Father Joseph Tierney will be in his office at Cardinal Hayes High School and look outside to see a mother passing by with her young son about age 10. Invariably, he said, the mother … more
One of my favorite things about this season of seemingly ever-present physical darkness is the occasional pocket or flash of light. Not just the leftover twinkling Christmas decorations, although … more
We New Yorkers pride ourselves on being “progressive.” A former governor, Theodore Roosevelt, often observed that government “needed always to advance whatever promoted human … more
El papa Francisco, en su mensaje para la celebración de la 52 Jornada Mundial de la paz, del 1 de enero de 2019, como en otras tantas ocasiones, ha vuelto a incidir en la necesidad de trabajar por … more
One of the best things about the holiday season is spending time with family members and friends. Since Thanksgiving, we’ve been fortunate to spend time in the company of relatives from three … more
All affected by the fire at the Con Ed station in Astoria, Queens, are in our thoughts and prayers. New York, please pray the Litany of St. Joseph every day and have a blessed New Year! Matthew … more
I was pleased to read the article in the Dec. 20 issue of Catholic New York about St. Patrick’s parish in Verplanck. Until his retirement, my uncle, Msgr. Daniel M. Dougherty, was the pastor there … more
One of the feasts of this Christmas season I very much enjoy is the Sunday after Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family, which we celebrated last Sunday. That baby born just last week is true God … more
We live in a world that is increasingly noisy. Here in New York, it seems that there is a constant cacophony of sound surrounding us. As frustrating as that can be, it is especially challenging to … more
I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. So … more
Desde el inicio de su pontificado el papa Francisco se ha expresado en múltiples ocasiones, a través de discursos, homilías y documentos eclesiales, que quiere una iglesia para los pobres, … more
Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, marked 75 years of service in December, and we want to join the chorus of supporters and admirers … more
Not New Year's resolutions but New Year's restitutions. What are these restitutions and why are they better than resolutions?    To begin with, we all know that when it comes to New … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon is often cited as the official kickoff to the Christmas season in New York, and it sure felt that way to the 810 guests at the 73rd gathering held in the … more
I realize I am dating myself, but I remember George Burns, the crusty comedian. One of his lines I enjoyed was, “It’s not that I don’t believe in God. I do! It’s just that … more
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