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¿Qué espera el misionero de su trabajo evangelizador? Es verdad que evangelizamos en cumplimiento del mandado del Señor, para la mayor gloria de Dios; pero, muchas veces, el misionero espera con … more
Her name was Sally-Ann. She was 14 years old and pregnant. She was also homeless until the Good Shepherd Nuns welcomed her, gave her room and board, continued her education, and provided prenatal … more
The Church has ever looked to the example of the saints for hope and encouragement, as well as heavenly intercession, especially in time of trial. Jesus is, of course, our best model and uniquely … more
As the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture gets ready to kick off its third season this fall, I got a behind the scenes tour from Executive Director William Spencer Reilly. It was a behind the … more
Somos discípulos misioneros. No es separable el seguimiento de la misión, es imposible seguir a Jesús sin ser su misionero. El discípulo es un apasionado por la misión, con un compromiso que … more
The past few months have been quite a spiritual roller-coaster for me due to an experience in early summer that pushed me past the breaking point. I couldn’t even bring myself to attend Sunday … more
When I was young, one of my favorite uncles was not even related to me. I didn’t see him often, and he died when I was in my early 20s, but I loved him and I learned a lot from him, not just from … more
You will not be surprised, given my girth, that I enjoy conversations with good cooks.  While I’m hardly a chef myself—I can make a cup of tea or a piece of toast—I sure enjoy … more
In 1848, La Salle Academy became the first American school founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Even that status was not a guarantee the boys’ high school would last forever, though. With … more
Qué significado e implicancia tiene el ser una “parroquia misionera”? ¿Cómo animar a nuestros fieles para comprometerlos en una pastoral misionera? Son interrogantes que muchos pastores se … more
Esta no es la primera vez que la parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles en el Bronx hace un viaje misionero a la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús en El Limón, en la península de … more
Somebody has got to do something!” How often, in exasperation, do we sigh or yell out that statement? As we look at the problems, injustices, sorrows, and tragedies that daily hit us in … more
This was not the first time Our Lady of Angels parish in the Bronx has … more
La pastoral es la acción de la Iglesia en el cumplimiento de su misión fundamental: anuncio de la Buena Nueva, es acción evangelizadora que busca llegar a todos los ambientes para con la fuerza … more
Dennis and I were sitting around the kitchen table one morning talking with our son, Noah, who is home from college for the summer and working full time for the Diocese of Albany. Although he lives … more
Nicholas Owen was canonized 364 years after his death. Such is often the case with the Catholic Church, charged with curating a 3,000-year treasure trove of saints and stories, rovers and … more
Be careful what you wish for! Do you remember this classic warning: Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it? As children, we thought this made absolutely no sense and we wished … more
Numbers…measurements…statistics…metrics…percentages…rates…  How our lives seem to be ruled by numbers! I wait anxiously for my blood pressure, my … more
The Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Fla., organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the first week of July, deservedly received much attention. Another large group of … more
Earlier this month, the Church celebrated the feast of St. Maria Goretti, a young Italian girl whose story has particular significance for our time. She has rightly been described as a model for … more
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