Lord, to whom shall we go?
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With Palm Sunday we commence the “journey of a lifetime,” a trip bringing us not just back home here but to our true home of eternal life. It’s Holy Week! We unite with Jesus … more
Like any other priest, one of the duties I most savor is to hear confessions. We hear a lot of confessions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and I take my turn as a confessor, usually after my 7 … more
Como cualquier otro sacerdote, uno de los deberes que más gozo, es escuchar las confesiones. Escuchamos muchas confesiones en la Catedral de San Patricio y me turno como confesor, … more
Do you like standing in line? I guess that depends on what we’re standing in line for! I don’t mind standing in line for a Shake Shack hamburger (except on the Fridays of Lent!), or to … more
Last Saturday, February 23, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my appointment as your archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI. When the papal nuncio at the time, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, called to tell … more
El sábado pasado, 23 de febrero, celebré el décimo aniversario … more
Poco después del Año Nuevo, tomé un fin de semana personal e hice un viaje a Irlanda. Siempre aprecio una visita a la Isla Esmeralda, pero esto no fue realmente unas “vacaciones” y, … more
Shortly after the New Year, I took a personal weekend and flew to Ireland.  While I always cherish a visit to the Emerald Isle, this was not really a “vacation” and I certainly … more
It’s been a rough time for us these recent days in Albany. Even a seasoned, impartial journalist and keen observer of politicians in our state capital, has noted that values for which the … more
Ha sido un momento difícil para nosotros estos últimos días en Albany. Incluso un periodista experimentado e imparcial y un agudo observador de los políticos en la … 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
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
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
Me doy de cuenta que estoy reflexionando a mí mismo, pero me recuerdo de George Burns, el comediante crujiente. Una de sus frases que disfruté fue: “No es que no creo en Dios. … more
The passing of George H.W. Bush, our forty-first president, has moved me. I’ve always admired him. While working at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, I got to meet him a number of times, … 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
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
As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed… more
You are aware, I trust, that these weeks of October are designated Respect Life Month. As Pope Francis recently observed, almost all our problems and woes can be traced back to a loss of reverence … more
Confió que ustedes están conscientes, que estas semanas de octubre son designadas al Mes del Respeto a la Vida.Como observó recientemente el Papa Francisco, casi todos nuestros … more
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