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Donald Hoban has long been a daily communicant at the 8 a.m. daily Mass Father Eugene Grohe, C.Ss.R., offers every day but Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Esopus. He likes to assist the priest by … more
The evening of the feast of Pentecost brought us to the end of the Easter Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. I used to wonder what “ordinary time” means; at first glance it seems to mean … more
Pope Francis’s recent motu proprio on sexual abuse, Vos estis lux mundi (You Are the Light of the World), was a welcome addition to Church law, as world Catholicism seeks to heal the wounds of … more
In my last article, I wrote in praise of our renowned Catholic schools, encouraging our parents to send their children to them. I appreciate your feedback. The reason we sometimes have to make the … more
Hay que distinguir entre el culto a la presencia de Cristo en la misa y el culto que le tributamos fuera de la misa. El culto a la presencia de Cristo en la celebración eucarística está fuera de … more
En mi último artículo, escribí honrando a nuestras famosas escuelas Católicas, animando a nuestros padres a enviar a sus hijos. Me siento apreciado de sus … more
Over the last three years I have been going out to Mundelein Seminary in Chicago taking classes in spiritual direction. This nine-week program, spread out over three years is facilitated by the … more
Angela Valles’ journey to the Catholic Church was a long time coming, and she attributes her decision to the Holy Spirit, who worked quickly and powerfully in her life. She grew up as the … more
I was lucky enough to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris about one year ago, when I went to the City of Lights with my daughter, Olivia, on a mother-daughter trip. We stood in the highest … more
More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of “Game of Thrones” May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO.  Yet many were dissatisfied with … more
Like many of you, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks attending graduations. My Mom even went to the kindergarten graduation of my grandnephew Charlie! Me? I was at the commencements for … more
A lo largo de los siglos la Iglesia ha declarado santos y santas a miles de personas; pero, si revisamos el santoral, constatamos que un gran número de ellas son religiosos y religiosas, sacerdotes, … more
If we had to pick one lesson, virtue or skill that fathers should teach their children, what would that be? What proficiencies did St. Joseph, the guardian of the Holy Family and the foster father of … more
You might notice this issue has a different format than usual. It actually consists of three component sections. The main section, pages 1 to 24, follows an eight-page wrap-around section on the six … more
As you know, Anne M. Buckley, Catholic New York’s retired editor in chief, died last month at age 87. She devoted her entire working life to the Catholic press, and she was one of the people who … more
Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”   The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904 edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. A man named Ignacio … more
In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human … more
Want to learn some Latin? Odium Fidei...it means“hatred of the Faith.” In our Catholic tradition, one who loses his/her life because of odium fidei, hatred of the faith, is a … more
¿Quieres aprender algo del latín? Odium Fidei...“significa “odio a la fe”.  En nuestra tradición católica, el que pierde su vida a causa del … more
La Iglesia, guiada por el Espíritu Santo, es plenamente consciente de la novedad traída por Cristo. La salvación, como dice el apóstol Pablo, nos viene por la fe en Jesucristo, y no por el … more
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