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In many ways this summer has been a very difficult one. My dear dad passed away on Aug. 29 after a battle with stomach cancer and a host of other complications. And so, our immediate family (mom, … more
I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis … more
Recently I was reading the cartoons and funny sayings that my niece Mary Beth has posted on the refrigerator in her kitchen. One item made me burst out laughing. Unexpectedly, though, it led me to … more
Dice el Apóstol Pablo que “El que ama cumple la ley entera” (Rm 13, 10); pues, quien ama a su prójimo no puede nunca buscar hacerle el mal. El apóstol nos habla de la centralidad del amor al … more
To say the Archdiocese of New York is well represented among the top leadership of the nation’s largest Irish Catholic men’s and women’s organizations is quite an understatement. Staten … more
August 4, 2014, the feast of Saint John Vianney, patron of priests, was a glorious day in the life and history of the Archdiocese of New York. At Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, before close to two … more
I’m a wannabe hiker. And a wannabe camper and kayaker, for that matter. Although I’ve done a little of all of those things, I’m no expert. A writing colleague who knew I was clamoring for a … more
When my cousin Emily moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood this June, it marked her 10th home in five years, a residential whiplash involving sweat, tears and 11 … more
El evangelio de Marcos (Cf., Mc 12, 28-34) nos relata el episodio de un escriba, es decir un conocedor de la ley y los profetas (las escrituras del antiguo testamento), que se acercó a Jesús para … more
The world is responding to the needs of Iraqi Christians and other minorities there who have been threatened, forced to flee and in some instances killed for their beliefs at the hands of the Islamic … more
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