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‘Blink of an Eye’

The world would be an infinitely better place if people could understand and accept this basic concept. Suppose you were standing on a sandy beach stretching for miles, and on the tip of your finger … more

‘Inherent Dignity’

Considering the increasing awareness of racism that exists in our country today, there must be something individual parishes can do to bring about a greater understanding between the races. As a … more

Permanent Diaconate Celebrates Five-Decade Milestone

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons … more

At Camp Veritas

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C.

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C., who served at Iona College in New Rochelle and All Hallows High School, the Bronx, died June 29 at St. Joseph’s Residence Community in New Rochelle. He was … more

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who attended the Second Vatican Council and became a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and later offered a pacifist voice to war and the production of nuclear … more

Guy V. Molinari

Guy V. Molinari, a former member of Congress and Staten Island borough president, died July 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 89. A graduate of Wagner College and New York Law School, Molinari … more

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M.

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M., who served 36 years as a missioner to Zimbabwe, died June 29 in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She was 76. Sister Fran taught agriculture at the Teachers’ College in … more

USCCB President Says Church Must Address Its Leaders’ ‘Moral Failures of Judgment’

Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to Church … more

‘A Land of Laws’

I consider myself a good Catholic. I go to Mass each week and donate generously to causes promoted by the Church. Yet, I am castigated by other Catholics for supporting our President. It infuriates … more

Pope Revises Catechism to Say Death Penalty Is ‘Inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty is … more

Patrono Del Perú

Laborers for the Harvest of Grace

Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying nine college students who are part of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) at SUNY New Paltz on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I … more

Don’t Count The News Out

Count me firmly among those who hope all the “obituaries” written last week about the New York Daily News were extremely premature. As a reader for many years, I’ve certainly watched the … more

Deacons’ Service, Growth Are Signs of Faith

At the Mass in late June in which he ordained 10 men to serve as permanent deacons of the archdiocese, Cardinal Dolan reminded the congregation in St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the permanent … more

Casting Light on Darkness

Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the Lord…You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish … more

Flowers for Mary: Finding Beauty in the Backyard

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed. “I’m having contractions, which is hilarious,” she says, stripping … more

Parresía y Profetismo

Los graves acontecimientos de violencia que están sucediendo actualmente en Nicaragua y la difícil situación que afrontar la Iglesia en ese país nos llevan a reflexionar sobre un concepto muy … more

Two Feasts for the ‘Summit of Summer’

The gospels, through the Transfiguration, teach us that Jesus is the light of a world often seemingly cloudy and gloomy. In His splendor, His divinity is dramatically apparent to His three friends. more
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