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What do you think? Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas? I get asked that all the time. It’s a fair enough question to ask during Advent. On the one hand, there’s no denying that … more
Since we last published in print two weeks ago, Catholic New York has made some publishing news as our long-planned E-edition made its debut as an app on Apple’s Newsstand. If that sentence … more
Uno de los personajes importantes del Adviento es Juan el Bautista, precursor del Mesías que viene a preparar el camino del Señor. Juan Bautista aparece en escena como un tipo extraño, vestido de … more
The Advent and Christmas seasons tend to make us more grateful and more giving. At this time of year, when we’re abundantly aware of children who want nothing more than a pair of mittens or a warm … more
Grace Osterbauer was a 24-year-old bride-to-be when she took her first cake-decorating class, and the impulse compelling the Texas beauty to make that $35 investment remains today for the now … more
Some congregations of priests and nuns have the practice of praying the Hail Mary three times whenever they get into a car. They do this to ask for God's protection during their trip and, perhaps, to … more
That chant of praise from the psalms is a fitting prayer as we celebrate our national feast of Thanksgiving. Of all the many gifts from God inspiring our gratitude, His mercy is at the top of … more
This year’s Thanksgiving Day falls exactly four weeks before Christmas Day. I mention this not to make anyone nervous, and not to encourage people to ask themselves, “How am I going to do … more
La Iglesia comienza este nuevo año litúrgico con el primer domingo de adviento,  anunciando un mensaje de esperanza, invitándonos a prepararnos para encontrarnos con Jesús, y estar … more
Cardinal Dolan called this month’s archdiocesan pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., “the start of something big,” and the full day journey to two national shrines felt like just that. The number … more
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