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Transformed by Mission, Maryknoll Director Passing It On

Joanne Blaney, the mission services director at Maryknoll, could use a few more lay missioners like, well, herself. She served just shy of two decades during two stints as a lay missioner in Brazil, … more

The Word From World Youth Day

Cardinal Dolan sent this column from World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, where he was one of 13 U.S. bishops to serve as a catechist.    Two weeks ago I wrote from Kerala, India, … more

Msgr. Corrigan’s Book Is a Piece of History

Msgr. Hugh Corrigan’s history of “The Parish of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception, Yonkers, 1848-2016” was a long time coming before it was published this summer. Msgr. Corrigan said … more

La Fe Como Seguridad de Lo Que Se Espera

La esperanza se fundamenta y se sostiene en la fe: esperamos porque creemos. Quien no cree no tiene motivos para esperar. Cuando la esperanza se apaga es porque la fe ha dejado de operar. La fe y la … more

Blessings in Abundance

This Life Lines column was originally intended to be my last. It was 15 years ago this month that I wrote my first column here, and this seemed like a nice tidy way to bring things to a close. Plus, … more

Waiting for Golden Moments of Olympic Inspiration

It was a rough July, on a national scale, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions. Whether you tuned into Trump and Clinton, clicked over to the late-night comics or braced … more

Mary and God’s Most Bountiful Mercies

Every August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year marks the 66th anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution, which declared the Assumption a … more

Shaken by Current Events? Don’t Give in to Despair

It’s easy to be discouraged by what we’ve seen happen around us in the United States, and on the world scene, since Catholic New York’s last issue was published two weeks ago. Since then, … more

Escoger La Mejor Parte

En un pasaje del  Evangelio de san Lucas (Cf., Lc 10, 38-42) se nos narra el conocido episodio de la acogida de Jesús por Marta y María. Según el relato evangélico, Marta se afana en atender a … more

Love You Too, Dandy Dan

Music radio lost one of its great disc jockeys, and I lost an on-air friend and a piece of my youth, when Dan Daniel died June 21. Dan was one of New York City’s legendary radio personalities. … more

A Virtuous Use of Freedom

You have to admit that my topic for this column is seasonal! I want to write about freedom, and here we just celebrated the Fourth of July, the day our beloved country declared its independence from … more

Unexpected Friendship Leads to a Good Summer Read

If you look at the centerfold in this issue, you can see we’ve officially hit our summer stride. We wanted to do something that was in keeping with the recreation and renewal associated … more

‘Anda, Haz Tú Lo Mismo’

El lema del Año Santo, “Misericordiosos como el Padre”, expresa muy bien el pedido del papa Francisco, en el sentido de que no basta con reflexionar sobre la misericordia sino que es necesario … more

What Two Uncommon Leaders Have in Common

I’ve been listening to Lillian Cunningham’s “Presidential” podcast, trying to glean insights into our nation’s earliest leaders. In a month that is sure to contain fireworks—from the … more

Humility

Humility has never been my strong suit, which seems somewhat odd to me because I’m not a bragger or a diva. In fact, I trend toward the low end of the self-esteem spectrum. But humility is a tricky … more

The Catholic Church Is Everywhere

One, holy, Catholic, and apostolic...the four marks of the Church. Today, let me concentrate on Catholic. That’s because I’m now visiting the Church in India, and I am thus very … more

With Liberty and Justice, and Mercy, for All

When was the last time we recited the Pledge of Allegiance? Is there a better month than July, as we celebrate our independence, to meditate on the 31 words in this brief but powerful promise? Not … more

Prayers for Peace in Middle East at Manhattan Church

Catholics and other members of the public are invited to join in an ecumenical prayer service for peace in the Middle East—led by Cardinal Dolan and featuring as a special guest of honor, Patriarch … more

Rebuilding a Culture of Vocations

So many of our priests, deacons, women and men religious—as well as married couples—are celebrating anniversaries these happy weeks. Congratulations! Just last Sunday I celebrated my … more

Fidelidad Al Magisterio Ordinario Del Papa

La verdad para nuestra salvación se encuentra contenida en el depósito de la fe (la Sagrada Escritura y la Tradición), cuya interpretación auténtica ha sido confiada al Magisterio de la Iglesia. … more
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