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Speaking to a congregation that filled St. Patrick’s Cathedral for a Mass inaugurating the Year of Mercy in the archdiocese, Cardinal Dolan cited examples from Scripture that illuminated the role … more
The statue of St. Agnes outside the rectory of the church at East 43rd Street in Manhattan is a familiar sight to parishioners—and commuters—who pass by on their way from Grand Central Station to … more
Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, thus paving the way for her canonization. Pope Francis signed the decree for Blessed Teresa’s … more
El 8 de diciembre de 2015, en la Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción, el Papa Francisco, con la apertura de la Puerta Santa de la Basílica Vaticana, dio inicio al anunciado Año Santo, el cual … more
Recently I read an article about Asia’s “missing women” problem. These are not women who went missing. They are women who were never born. In Asia there is a strong cultural preference for … more
These words come to you at Christmas, with assurances of my love, best wishes, and prayers. Think about the world today, and two words somberly come to mind.   One is darkness. … more
When Cardinal Dolan opened the Holy Doors at St. Patrick’s Cathedral the Sunday before last, I was there to see him lead the rite that officially initiated the Year of Mercy in the … more
Pope Francis gave the Church a special Christmas gift last week—and a birthday gift to himself—by approving a miracle that clears the way for Mother Teresa to become a saint. We rejoice in the … more
In New York, where we are used to everything big, we celebrated the humble and simple. We had a tree lighting in the South Bronx on Dec. 5. It wasn’t Rockefeller Center with a giant … more
What I most recall about Christmas as a child was going to Midnight Mass with my parents. Hearing all the beautiful Christmas carols and seeing Baby Jesus in the crib with the Blessed Mother and … more
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