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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Each biweekly issue of Catholic New York is sent to approximately 129,000 subscribers, either through the U.S. Postal Service or via bulk delivery to parish churches here in the archdiocese. Almost … more
En su mensaje para la Cuaresma 2017, el papa Francisco nos invita a reflexionar sobre la parábola del hombre rico y el pobre Lázaro (Cf., Lc 16, 19-31): “Dejémonos guiar por ese relato tan … more
I was standing in the dressing room of Lord & Taylor recently, waiting outside a closed stall door as Olivia tried on dress after dress in the elusive search for the perfect prom attire. As I … more
The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at … more
The Garden of Eden God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a garden called Eden. The word Eden means God's garden or a place that is fruitful and has plenty of water. We were not only created … more
Are our schools back in “hospice mode”? Have we returned to the “slow amputation” strategy where every year we announce the closing of a few more of our beloved … more
Linda English was speaking about something that happened nearly three months ago, only her enthusiasm made it seem the event had occurred this week. She was describing a cluster mission that took … more
Consternación ha producido en millones de personas la decisión del presidente Donald Trump, quien el 25 de enero del presente año (2017), a escasos días de iniciar su mandato, firmó la … more
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy. Strangers gather for a host of reasons with a common cause: to sit beneath the slowest clock and wait it … more
In less than two weeks we will begin the season of Lent. I always approach it with trepidation and uncertainty. I ask myself how I should observe this season in which the Church calls us to look at … more
Last Saturday I had the honor of speaking at a dinner in Austin, Texas, to benefit their schools: Can I share my talk with you as we find ourselves in Catholic Schools Week? Thank you, Diocese … more
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