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Let me be candid: there will soon be a real sense of grief at some of our parishes as we get set to announce publicly what we’ve been preparing for the last five years, namely, the merging of some … more
Next month, Cardinal Dolan will lead Catholic New Yorkers on a pilgrimage to two national shrines in Washington, D.C.—the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest … more
Dice la Escritura que “Dios no hizo la muerte, ni se recrea en la destrucción de los vivientes, sino que todo lo creó para que subsistiera” (Sab 1, 13-14). No obstante esa afirmación … more
Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., who died Oct. 3, used up everything he had in service to the Lord. His energy, time and talent went into his vocation; he seemed never to hold anything back. He … more
Looking back, the son that was born to Leopald and Anna Maria Mozart on a Tuesday evening in late January seemed to arrive with fully formed symphonies bound up in his tiny body, waiting for ink and … more
You know it’s going to be one of those days when the first email you open talks about a “pastoral earthquake” at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. That was the case Monday … more
We’re in the final days of the Synod of Bishops here in Rome, dedicated to the topic of Marriage and Family. It has been enlightening and fascinating, listening to my 185 brother bishops, as well … more
Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the actress-turned-memoirist, and it couldn’t be more apt. Though I’ve … more
En los evangelios sinópticos encontramos un conocido pasaje en el cual se relata que algunos fariseos (generalmente opositores de la ocupación romana) y herodianos (simpatizantes y cooperadores del … more
Recently on a drive to one of our wonderful parishes in the upper counties, I spotted a sign as we entered a little town. It was a thoughtful sign of welcome from the local parish, inviting people to … more
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