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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
Spring seems to be fighting to arrive! Winter still seems to have us in its death grip. Please God, by the time you read this, it will be warm, bright, and green. Spring will have conquered! 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
Cardinal Dolan sent this column from World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, where he was one of 13 U.S. bishops to serve as a catechist.    Two weeks ago I wrote from Kerala, India, … more
Here’s an important word in the Catholic lexicon: holistic. When looking at the miracle, the work of art that we call the human person, we take in the whole: body, mind, and soul. This is … more
This is the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. Our hearts are broken these days, over the suffering of people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean due to storms and … more
Last Sunday’s New York Marathon seemed even more festive than ever. That’s good! After the tragedy on Halloween afternoon, we needed it! I’ve meditated before on the proposition … more
Numbers…measurements…statistics…metrics…percentages…rates…  How our lives seem to be ruled by numbers! I wait anxiously for my blood pressure, my … more
Jesus was a compassionate friend and the most effective teacher ever. Still is! He knew his friends, the apostles and disciples, had been on a “roller coaster” of emotions. They … more
My column is not usually a place to discuss personnel moves, but I hope you will allow me to give you some background on two decisions that are particularly … more
No other person radiates what Advent is all about more than Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Pregnant with the Son of God, she hopes for, awaits, and prepares for His birth. God the Father kept her, … more
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