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April 17, 2014 -----------------------------------------------------------   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: A blessed Easter! This Easter season, I invite you to meditate … more
During his first year as successor of St. Peter, what sacrament has Pope Francis spoken of most often? Go ahead, take a guess. Confession! It is clear that the Holy Father has a particularly … more
In place of my regular column, I am happy to share the homily delivered by Father Matthew F. Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America magazine, at Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the … more
Lent, I trust, has special significance for any faithful Catholic. But, let me draw attention to one particular group for whom these 40 days have enhanced intensity. I’m talking about our … more
A few weeks ago I hosted at my house a remarkable group who call themselves “Wednesday Women.” A couple dozen strong, these are impressive women, all professional, well-educated, leaders in the … more
I’ve mentioned to you before how I enjoy a long walk up Madison Avenue, and back down Fifth, early Saturday and Sunday mornings: it’s quiet, no traffic, the air is clean, nobody’s … more
Algo extraordinario está pasando—Y se está dando desde la primavera pasada,  siendo para un futuro previsible—en toda la arquidiócesis. Más de un millar de católicos comprometidos, … more
Something extraordinary is going on—has been since last spring, will be for the foreseeable future—throughout the archdiocese. Well over a thousand committed Catholics, representatives from … more
It’s not too late for New Year resolutions, is it? Maybe it’s the “Francis effect,” but more and more people are saying to me, “Father, I’m really thinking of coming back to the … more
No es demasiado tarde para las resoluciones de Año Nuevo, ¿Verdad? Quizás es el “efecto Francisco”, pero más y más gente me está diciendo, “padre, estoy realmente pensando en volver a … more
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