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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  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
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
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
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