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There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
The feasts and celebrations that surround us at this time in the liturgical year can do a soul some much-needed good. It’s hard to feel like a solitary seeker when we are … more
I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Todos, en algún momento o circunstancia de nuestra vida hemos sentido que nuestra fe flaquea, particularmente cuando nos enfrentamos al sufrimiento incomprensible y a la muerte. Podemos experimentar … more
Two dates last week are deserving of attention. Last Saturday, October 5, was the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fourteen decades as “America’s … more
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Blaich said he began “running through a lot of scenarios in his head” as soon as he learned he would be on a team responding to the Golden Ray cargo ship that capsized … more
One of the candidates for his party’s presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg, recently offered an unusual justification for abortion. He said in a radio interview that there are “a lot of parts … more
Oct. 4 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. Although the Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker enjoyed great success during his lifetime, he died in poverty and was … more
The eminent sociologist Peter Rossi was a world-class punster whose scholarly accomplishments fed a sometimes-whimsical view of the human condition—in which, Rossi memorably observed, “there are … more
Among other titles—the month of the Holy Rosary, the month of the missions—the thirty-one days beginning Tuesday are Respect Life Month. To protect the dignity of the human person, and … more
Have you ever heard someone say many young people today do not show enough respect for their elders? Have you ever heard senior citizens say, “Back in my day…” when launching a diatribe against … more
En el Evangelio de san Lucas se nos presenta la conocida parábola del pobre Lázaro (Cf., Lc 16, 19-31), cuyo trasfondo es un llamado a la compasión y solidaridad para con el pobre que sufre. El … more
Entre otros títulos, el mes del Santo Rosario, el mes de las misiones, los treinta y un días que comienza el martes son parte del Mes de Respeto a la Vida. Proteger la dignidad de la persona … more
It’s not often I find myself in a beautiful Central Park West apartment with terrace views overlooking the trees and ball fields across the street. But there’s a first time for everything, and … more
September always feels like the start of a new year to me, much more so than Jan. 1 ever does. It must be the perennial student in me. I can’t even resist the piles of discounted school supplies … more
Our wonderful principals, teachers, and students already have a week behind them as our renowned Catholic schools get back into session. This is an appropriate moment to welcome all of them back, … more
En más de una de nuestras columnas hemos comentado el muy conocido pasaje bíblico del “Hijo Pródigo”, parábola exclusiva del evangelio de Lucas (Lc 15, 11-32) que, dicho sea de paso, es uno … more
Why was the prophet Jeremiah left in a cistern to die in 630 B.C.? In modern parlance, his accusers would say because he was a stick-in-the-mud. He wouldn't keep up with the times. His values ran … more
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