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One of the things I like to do when I’m away from the office is read. Perhaps that’s not a shocking revelation given my professional background. The piles of books in the home office my wife and … more
When I was working as a reporter for Catholic New York back in the 1980s, I had one of those quote-of-the-day calendars on the desk in my cubicle overlooking Manhattan. All these years later, after … more
Thanks to President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and the rise of populist-nationalist parties in Europe, there’s a lot of debate about “nationalism” these days. On that subject, as on … more
A week or so ago, we priests, deacons, religious women and men—and a growing number of lay faithful—who daily pray what the Church calls The Divine Office meditated on St. … more
En otras columnas hemos ya escrito sobre la vocación profética, y hemos destacado que uno de los criterios fundamentales para distinguir a un verdadero profeta de los falsos es la … more
Cardinal Dolan and a team of others spoke at a Manhattan press conference in February to reaffirm the archdiocese’s long-standing commitment to assisting pregnant women and their children. “I … more
Business was good. So good, in fact, that the family company had become one of the largest breweries in New England, producing 300,000 barrels a year and supporting two generations of Geisels in … more
One of the interesting aspects of vocation work is the amount of traveling that is part of this ministry. It has afforded me the opportunity to visit many new places and to meet a diverse group of … more
Do you remember the very first time you were duped into thinking something was real when it wasn't? Can you recall an incident when you believed people were being honest with you, only to … more
Like most of you, I enjoy it when I hear or read an observation that I’ve held for a long time. That’s why I nodded in agreement as I read an enlightening article by Erika Andersen in … more
En la Carta a los Hebreos, Abraham es presentado como modelo de creyente (Cf., Hb 11, 8-10.17-19). Dios llama a … more
While Martin Susz enjoyed last month’s conference on “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” at Creighton University, he returned home from Omaha, Neb., with some extra affirmation for the … more
I went back to yoga class last month after a long break. Day by day, as I returned to my mat in a room surrounded by people— mostly strangers—of all ages, shapes and sizes, I felt the comfort and … more
I’ve always loved the song “Summertime,” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.” The opening line, however, gives me pause: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Easy? When … more
Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure: John Hay spent decades … more
On Saturday evening, June 1, more than 200 people were in our church at 8 p.m. They were … more
Maybe it was my visit home for the Fourth of July. I watched with admiration as my two sisters beamed over their grandchildren, so happy to have them crowding around, so jolly as they ran, played, … more
Tal vez fue mi visita a mi casa para el cuatro de julio. Observé con admiración a mis dos hermanas que sonrían a sus nietos, tan felices de tenerlos a su alrededor, tan contentos … more
Creyentes y no creyentes no pueden dejar de plantearse preguntas que tienen que ven con el sentido mismo de la existencia humana. El filósofo E. Kant, en la Crítica de la Razón Pura, decía que … more
On the next page of this issue, you can see the honors Catholic New York received in the latest Catholic Press Association Awards competition. We brought home 13 awards from last month’s Catholic … more
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