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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
Earlier this week, I wrote in my blog http://cardinaldolan.org/index.php/honoring-saint-patrick about today’s glorious feast, that of our patron, St. Patrick, and especially why parades are so … more
Two weeks ago, my column was about the Sacrament of Baptism, remember? I recalled our Catholic belief that, at Baptism, original sin is washed away, and our soul is teeming with God’s very … more
February 26th is a very important day for me. No, it’s not my birthday. That was two weeks ago and, at sixty-six, birthdays become less and less exciting! No, it’s not the date … more
Last week I was in Cebu, the Philippines, for the International Eucharistic Congress, an event that occurs in the Church every four years. I was happy to go, especially with sixty pilgrims, … more
It’s strange in a way... I’m referring to the January 22nd anniversary of the morbid Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion One would think this would be a terribly … more
One thing that, in the minds of some, threatens the hoped-for happiness of 2016 is that it is an election year! From what I hear, a lot of us are already fatigued by the campaigning that even now … more
These words come to you at Christmas, with assurances of my love, best wishes, and prayers. Think about the world today, and two words somberly come to mind.   One is darkness. … more
Last Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica. As he requested, I’ll do the same, with every … more
“Gratitude,” claims Saint Augustine, “is the beginning of all holiness.” Whom am I to judge the great Augustine? What I might ask, though, is why God would even desire … more
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