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As we enter the Sacred Triduum—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter—I thank God for a special group of people: those who enter the Church at the Easter Vigil! Welcome! Congratulations! The … more
I am going to tell you something that I do not want to go any further. If I am quoted on this, I’ll get tons of criticism, so I am trusting you to keep a secret: The saint whose feast we … more
Following is Cardinal Dolan’s homily, which he delivered at the Funeral Mass for Cardinal Egan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 10.   “We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee! … more
I love getting greeting cards for special occasions.  Actually, I just finished reading my Christmas cards; then, many of you thoughtfully remembered January 26, the feast of my patron saint; … more
When I am working in my office or relaxing in my sitting room with a good book, I often have the local classical music radio station playing in the background. While I hardly claim to be an … more
Monday, February 2, was the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when we celebrate—not Groundhog Day!—but the bringing of the infant Jesus—forty days old—to the Temple by our Blessed Mother … more
He’s hardly a noted theologian, philosopher, or scholar, but Harry Bosch, the LA detective in Michael Connolly’s award-winning books, sure has it right when he posits the guiding principle of his … more
Over the last couple of days, I received a number of e-mails asking if I had seen the front page article in the Wall Street Journal of Saturday-Sunday, January 3-4, 2015. No, I had not, since … more
Can I consider this my Christmas card to all of you? My love, gratitude, prayers, and best wishes for peace and joy this Christmas! Think of what I first saved on postage stamps alone! Now, … more
What do you think? Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas? I get asked that all the time. It’s a fair enough question to ask during Advent. On the one hand, there’s no denying that … more

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