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El Evangelio de Marcos nos relata, de una manera muy escueta, el llamado que hace Jesús a sus cuatro primeros discípulos (Cf., Mc 1, 16-20). El evangelista, fiel a su estilo, no abunda en detalles … more
A couple of weeks ago, as I was gathering my Christmas decorations to put them away, I came upon a booklet called “Christmas to Candlemas in a Catholic Home.” It was published in 1955 as part of … more
Mass of the Vigil for Life Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception January 18, 2018   The following is the text of the homily to be delivered by Cardinal … more
The annual March for Life, now in its 45th year, takes place Jan. 19, just a few days ahead of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. … more
Is still the first week of the first month of the New Year...so, a blessed 2018 to all! I invite you to consider another first: the first day of every Week, Sunday, the Lord’s … more
My personal highlight from the last workday of 2017 was an interview I had with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, about his most recent visit to Puerto … more
Nuestra fe en Jesucristo es, ante todo, el fruto de una experiencia de encuentro con Él. Creemos en Jesús no tanto por lo que otros nos han hablado de Él, no tanto por lo que hayamos escuchado o … more
We were debating the merits of the latest Taylor Swift album with our teenage daughter one Saturday morning recently, when the conversation morphed into a larger discussion on the way people in … more
The themes emerge predictably. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we gravitate toward the biggies: get healthy, get organized, get a life. We vow to travel more, read more, save more and … more
What are some of the Catholic ideals that we can incorporate into our New Year's Resolutions for 2018? What are some of the uniquely orthodox Catholic practices that will help bring us closer to … more
This Christmas column, which originally was published in Catholic New York on Dec. 17, 2009, was Cardinal Dolan’s first as Archbishop of New York.   A lot of people had told me about … more
Bishop-elect Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp., will make quite a homecoming when he returns to Gambia where he was born and raised, began pursuing the priesthood and was ordained for the Congregation of the … more
Cuando una persona afronta situaciones personales difíciles, por ejemplo a causa de una grave enfermedad, la pérdida de un ser querido, o cualquiera otra situación que produce un gran sufrimiento, … more
Innocence is one of the qualities most associated with Christmas. We take joy in the innocence of children young enough to watch, wide-eyed and believing, for Santa Claus and his sleigh. Standing … more
Advent! These four weeks of spiritual preparation for the grand feast of Christmas. (Actually, we only have three weeks-and-one day of Advent this year!)  Let’s try to better understand … more
My wife and I, along with our adult children, traveled to Atlanta last weekend for the wedding of our eldest niece, one of three daughters of my wife’s older sister. It was a great celebration, one … more
El tiempo de Adviento está marcado por el signo de la esperanza cristiana en la venida del Señor. Por su Encarnación, el Hijo de Dios se hizo hombre, “en todo semejante a nosotros menos en el … more
We live in a divided world, where our differences are driving a wedge between us, creating an ever-widening chasm that threatens to cut us off from each other completely. Or so it seems. When we … more
Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list. “I looooove!” she belts out in mock falsetto. She doesn’t need to … more
BEFORE Vatican II, whenever a bishop administered the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ritual began with a roll call. Those who had completed their seminary training were summoned to the altar by name. … more
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