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Radical Discipleship Lived in Our Midst

This glorious Easter Season often presents to us daily Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles, that inspired book of the New Testament, written by St. Luke, often called, “The Fifth … more

Sacred Sites Church Tour Weekend Offers Windows to World

House tours conducted by local historical or preservation societies are a popular springtime activity in many towns and villages. Next month, Catholics and parish churches in the archdiocese and … more

‘Denles Ustedes de Comer’

Los cuatro evangelios dan cuenta del milagro de la multiplicación de los panes y peces (Cf., Mc 6, 30-44; Mt 14, 13-21; Lc 9, 10-17; Jn 6, 1-13), con la cual se destaca la importancia que quiere … more

Out of the Dust

I absolutely love the Easter season. We are celebrating the most important feast in the Christian calendar, the Resurrection. It’s the sign of our redemption by the Risen Lord, the promise of … more

As Travel Plans Go Awry, Jesus’ Holy Week Journey Beckons

A blessed Easter to all! Last Friday I had a less than happy experience, which taught me a lesson about this Holy Week. For months I had looked forward to flying home for the first Holy … more

Archdiocesan Day of Service Provides Outlets for Revive Volunteers

Our readers may have seen recent CNY stories about the missions taking place in parish clusters across the archdiocese. Or perhaps you have noticed the mission schedules printed in each issue for the … more

¿Por Qué Buscan Entre Los Muertos al Que Vive?

La Pascua nos debe hacer reflexionar sobre el sentido y alcance de nuestra fe en la resurrección del Señor. El Viernes Santo no puede ser entendido sino a la luz del Domingo de Resurrección. La … more

Evangelization by Hitchhiking: How to Find an On-ramp

The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality: in the car. That’s the secret behind a new religious community, the Little Poor Friars … more

Grace Notes From a Far-off Friend

I’ve been in desperate need of some grace these days. So much so, that I pulled a tarnished silver necklace bearing the word “GRACE” out of my jewelry box and looked up a DIY silver … more

Remembering and Forgetting

What We Long to Forget When I was in my late 20s, a wiser and much older priest told me that one of God's greatest gifts to humans was our ability to forget. Until that moment, I had only heard … more

Rise to New Life With Monthly Confession

Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more

Praying Your Way Through Lent

One of the more common concerns expressed by Catholics and other people of faith is that something is missing from their prayer life. It may be that they are having trouble finding the words to … more

Jesús, El Señor de la Vida

Dios no creó al hombre para la muerte, sino para la vida; “Dios no es un Dios de muertos sino de vivos” (Mc 12, 27). Los cristianos no creemos en “un difunto llamado Jesús”, sino en alguien … more

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Recalls Service of Irish, Others in Archdiocese and Beyond

The flags snapped in the wind and the marching bands echoed up and down Fifth Avenue as New York celebrated the heritage and culture of the Irish. But the festival was also about caring for those in … more

Lenten Journey Parallels Life’s Pathways

Lent always reminds us that life is a journey, a pilgrimage... On Ash Wednesday, as we commenced these forty days, we were reminded that God created us from dust, and “unto dust we shall … more

Spiritual Leaders and ‘Sons of St. Patrick’

Over the last couple of weekends, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading “Sons of St. Patrick” around the house, so much so that my wife began to wonder out loud what exactly I was … more

Señor, ¡Danos de Beber El Agua Viva!

El libro del Éxodo nos relata la experiencia de un pueblo que al salir de la esclavitud de Egipto debe atravesar el desierto, tierra inhóspita donde apenas si hay signos de vida. El “desierto” … more

Los Entierros En Nuestros Cementerios Católicos

Queridos amigos en el Señor: Al comenzar este Tiempo de Cuaresma, en la que reflexionamos sobre la Pasión, la Muerte, y la Resurrección de Nuestro Señor, les … more

My Irish Dad

Every year as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I feel as though I’m floating on a high tide of memories, a tide that swells higher whenever I hear Irish music or see shamrocks or an Irish flag. … more

Burials in Our Catholic Cemeteries

Dear friends in the Lord: As we begin this Lenten Season, in which we reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of Our Lord, I offer this reflection on our own deaths and resurrections, and … more
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