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The Church has ever looked to the example of the saints for hope and encouragement, as well as heavenly intercession, especially in time of trial. Jesus is, of course, our best model and uniquely … 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
May...the month of Mary. It’s appropriate, is it not? Creation is bursting with life. Grass, leaves, bushes, flowers—allergies!—all over the place. Nature is as it should … 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
Can I share with you a couple of matters on my mind, and, probably, on yours as well? One is the calamity in Puerto Rico. I’ve been on the phone a lot recently with the Archbishop of San … 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
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
One, holy, Catholic, and apostolic...the four marks of the Church. Today, let me concentrate on Catholic. That’s because I’m now visiting the Church in India, and I am thus very … more
  The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Funeral Mass for Lt. Michael Davidson in St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 27. This funeral Mass is about two … more
Last Saturday I had the honor of speaking at a dinner in Austin, Texas, to benefit their schools: Can I share my talk with you as we find ourselves in Catholic Schools Week? Thank you, Diocese … more
A blessed Thanksgiving holiday! A fitting occasion, is it not, for me to praise God for all of you, for your faith, and your allegiance to Jesus and His Church? This week provides us an … more
We all enjoy reminiscing about the “good old days” when, so we ruminate, all was simpler, clearer, happier. When I was a graduate student in Church history, our acclaimed professor, … more
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those of us fortunate to have our moms still with us will celebrate with them. In fact, I plan to spend Friday and Saturday with mine in St. Louis before … more
Alright, I admit it: the first memories that come to mind this Fourth of July are watermelon, corn-on-the cob, hot dogs, and fireworks. I look forward to all those things as I pen these words, eager … more
As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed… 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
At first I thought it was maybe just me. All summer, with news of the stinging scandals—Theodore McCarrick, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, the controversy caused by Archbishop Vigano’s … more
This Christmas column, which originally was published in Catholic New York on Dec. 17, 2009, was Cardinal Dolan’s first as Archbishop of New York.   A lot of people had told me about … more
Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more
I am writing this on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, so my mind is on Lent, our forty days of spiritual preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Yet, I must also confess that my mind is … more
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