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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
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
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
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
Usually about once a year growing up, Dad and Mom would convene an informal “family meeting,” usually because, as they would note, “things are getting sloppy.” I hardly … more
Last weekend I returned home to St. Louis for the first Holy Communion of my nephew, Patrick, and the Confirmation of my niece, Grace. I was in good company, as so many families are rejoicing … more
Our readings from the Bible during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass these happy 50 days of Easter—Paschaltide—describe a paradox. You know how that word is defined: “Something … more
Like many of you, I was raised with a high value on visiting people, especially when there was adversity. A neighbor a block over had a fire; the next day we visited to see how they were doing … more
Como muchos de ustedes, yo fui criado dando un alto valor a visitar a la gente, especialmente cuando se trata de una adversidad. Un vecino a una cuadra de nosotros sufrió una vez un … more
I couldn’t miss him. There he was near the front of the church in the parish where I had gone to celebrate Mass at the beginning of Lent. Every time I looked his way, he gave me a smile and … more
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