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Christmas: ‘It Is Personal.

I guess I was ten years old, Christmas Eve, 1960. Dad asked me to go with him to deliver some Christmas gifts. At the time, I did not realize that he was on a “St. Vincent de Paul … more

Like Mary, the Church Is a Mother

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

A Convergence of Feasts

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

‘Now and at the Hour of Our Death’

Jackie Kennedy once commented, “The Church may have flaws, but she sure comes through at birth and death.” I’ll take that compliment! November is the month Holy Mother … more

Promise of Solidarity With Christians in the Middle East

Last weekend I had the privilege of hosting a brother bishop, Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Arbil, in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. What an address! Yes, you heard me right: A Catholic bishop from … more

Two Essential Values

The other day I wished a Jewish friend a blessed Yom Kippur, their holy “day of atonement.” “Thanks,” he replied, “and it seems so obvious that the world sure … more

A Mission for All

I haven’t reported on our parish planning initiative, Making All Things New, for quite a while. The decisions reached, after years of consultation and study, have now been in effect for … more

A Few Back-to-School ‘Boosts’

The kids are back! School is open! And we remain ever-grateful for our Catholic schools in this Archdiocese of New York. They take immense time, effort, sweat, tears, energy... and … more

We Forget God at Our Own Peril

The mood of our beloved country is not good, is it? As I listen to people, I hear more and more observe, “Something is deeply wrong with the world, and with … more

‘Where She Has Gone, We Hope to Go!’

  The world seems locked on the TV these days as we watch the Olympics from Rio. We admire these young athletes for both their physical, athletic acumen, and their sense of focus and … more

The Word From World Youth Day

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

A Virtuous Use of Freedom

You have to admit that my topic for this column is seasonal! I want to write about freedom, and here we just celebrated the Fourth of July, the day our beloved country declared its independence from … more

The Catholic Church Is Everywhere

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

Rebuilding a Culture of Vocations

So many of our priests, deacons, women and men religious—as well as married couples—are celebrating anniversaries these happy weeks. Congratulations! Just last Sunday I celebrated my … more

‘Praise to God for the Sisters of Life’

The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving for the 25th anniversary of the Sisters of Life in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on June 1.  St. … more
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