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Most of us were blessed with a happy childhood. Even if times were tough back then, we still tend to look upon our youth with fondness. Perhaps, this is because we were innocent. Or maybe our current … more
A meeting is not normally my idea of the ideal way to spend an afternoon, especially if the topic isn’t directly focused on our work here at Catholic New York. Sometimes, exceptions have to be … more
A blessed Thanksgiving holiday! A fitting occasion, is it not, for me to praise God for all of you, for your faith, and your allegiance to Jesus and His Church? This week provides us an … more
Qué sucede en el momento de la muerte? ¿Cuál será la suerte de los difuntos? (Cf., 1Tes 4, 13-18) ¿Cómo hablar de un estado que nunca se ha visto? ¿Cómo será la resurrección? Son éstos, … more
I love Advent. I love anticipating and preparing for Christmas, spiritually and every other way. This year it brings a bonus: Advent will last four full weeks. That happens only once every five or … more
Writing this column on Tuesday afternoon, I have no idea of how the presidential election will turn out when the polls close a few hours from now, which is just as well. Like everyone else, I have … more
En el pasado, grandes culturas (como la egipcia),  tenían sumo cuidado para la conservación de los cadáveres, desarrollando sofisticadas técnicas de momificación. En el antiguo Perú son … more
German mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you said your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Gratitude has that kind of power, not just in prayer, but in the … more
It’s almost as if November’s Mass readings were written for election-weary Catholics, with their foreboding tones and calls for “perseverance” and “endurance” amid … more
Jackie Kennedy once commented, “The Church may have flaws, but she sure comes through at birth and death.” I’ll take that compliment! November is the month Holy Mother … more
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