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Stop Playing Games, Governor

In his fevered push to pass the abortion expansion bill that’s been kicking around Albany for over a decade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted on Monday: “The political games need to end.” Yes, … more

A Bishop Who Has Brought Us His Joy

We wish Auxiliary Bishop Dominick J. Lagonegro nothing but the best as he begins what we hope will be an enjoyable retirement. He’s certainly earned it. As episcopal vicar of Orange, … more

An Inhumane Policy That Must Stop

For once, we hope this editorial will be outdated by the time you read it. The topic is the horrendous policy implemented in recent weeks by the Trump administration to separate thousands of … more

Court’s Decision Could Serve as Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court took an important step in affirming Americans’ rights to freedom of speech and religious expression in a ruling that sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding … more

With Sports Betting Now in Play, So Are the Risks

Now that the Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting in most states, New York is likely to become one of the first to put the practice in play. Anticipating a … more

‘Heavenly Bodies’ Exhibit Shines Light on Church

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” promises to be the major blockbuster exhibit this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A production of the Met’s Costume Institute, … more

Connecting With Young Adults

With poll after poll reporting that a growing number of Americans— especially young people—answer “none” when asked their religion, it’s not unreasonable to assume that churches and other … more

Timely Prescription for Holiness

With his new apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis delivered an easy-to-read guide to living an authentic Christian life in today’s … more

Draw Close During Holy Week

The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more

Anniversary Spotlights Pope’s Outreach, Mercy

Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … more

Pause on ‘Dreamers’ Doesn’t Solve Their Plight

The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more

A Time to Draw Closer to the Lord

With Ash Wednesday this week, the season of Lent is once again upon us. As Catholics, we know Lent as a time of penitence, fasting and abstinence in anticipation of Holy Week and Easter—the … more

A Treasure Moving Forward

The 44th annual National Catholic Schools Week that began Jan. 28 has as its theme “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” As a slogan, it has a nice ring to it. As a succinct description of … more

Reckoning for ‘Offensive Words’

The vile comments attributed to President Donald Trump about certain countries during an immigration policy meeting have been widely and deservedly condemned. The president is said to have used … more

Governor’s Cuts for Mandated Educational Services Don’t Add Up

After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more

Don’t Gloss Over the Christmas Story

The Christmas season brings plenty of good cheer, gatherings of families and friends, sparkling lights that illuminate our darkening days and much more that is festive and fun. It also brings much … more

Tax ‘Reconciliation’ Shouldn’t Be Rushed

With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … more

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Healing

Thanksgiving Day, and the entire long holiday weekend, is traditionally a time for families to come together—giving thanks for a festive meal shared with those we love, and relaxing afterward by … more

We Can’t Just Turn Away

Have we learned to comprehend the incomprehensible? Do we express horror over mass killings in our cities, our small towns and even our churches, and then quickly forget about them as we go about forget about them as we go about our business? It can seem that way at times. … more

Puerto Rico’s Needs Hit Home

Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more
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