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La pastoral es la acción de la Iglesia en el cumplimiento de su misión fundamental: anuncio de la Buena Nueva, es acción evangelizadora que busca llegar a todos los ambientes para con la fuerza … more
Dennis and I were sitting around the kitchen table one morning talking with our son, Noah, who is home from college for the summer and working full time for the Diocese of Albany. Although he lives … more
Nicholas Owen was canonized 364 years after his death. Such is often the case with the Catholic Church, charged with curating a 3,000-year treasure trove of saints and stories, rovers and … more
Be careful what you wish for! Do you remember this classic warning: Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it? As children, we thought this made absolutely no sense and we wished … more
Numbers…measurements…statistics…metrics…percentages…rates…  How our lives seem to be ruled by numbers! I wait anxiously for my blood pressure, my … more
The Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Fla., organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the first week of July, deservedly received much attention. Another large group of … more
Earlier this month, the Church celebrated the feast of St. Maria Goretti, a young Italian girl whose story has particular significance for our time. She has rightly been described as a model for … more
El problema de la presencia continua del mal en el mundo, es un tema recurrente que no tiene respuestas satisfactorias desde un análisis filosófico, antropológico o social,  o desde cualquier … more
Let’s talk about something pleasant, shall we? Too often in my column I have to write you on tough issues, bad news, worrisome developments. Not today: Let’s think about … more
On Page 4 of the current issue, you’ll see a story on the annual White Mass offered for healthcare professionals, which ArchCare organizes in St. Patrick’s Cathedral each year. It is an excellent … more
La vida religiosa constituye, indudablemente, una gran riqueza para la Iglesia. El papa Francisco, en ocasión de la celebración del Año de la Vida Consagrada, promulgó la Carta Apostólica “A … more
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this week when a headline made me pause—and click: “I almost let my journalism job destroy my marriage. Don’t make the same mistake,” it read. … more
The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead. David McCullough’s bestselling new book, “The American Spirit,” takes up a cause he … more
Americans bask in liberty. We relish it. We demand it. We die for it. For 241 years we have not only inhaled independence into our own lungs, but we have also raised a golden torch to light the way … more
Earlier this week I was honored to receive an award from the New York Board of Rabbis. In my brief expression of appreciation, I relayed the story of the visit to New York a few years back by … more
You know it’s going to be a good afternoon when you run into the Sisters of Life at the New York Catholic Center. That was the case last week when I saw Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., the … more
En las últimas décadas se ha expandido mucho, en el mundo occidental, la práctica de métodos y técnicas de meditación orientales, tales como el Yoga, en la búsqueda de una estado psicofísico … more
Last month, 11 priests were ordained by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Five are priests of the New York Archdiocese, and six are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Catholic New York … more
Let me write about a menu of issues I wanted to bring to your attention. First of all, soon...school’s out! Our college students are already home, working hard to pay tuition. … more
I won’t soon forget my first experience with John Evans, and I sincerely doubt that it will be the last time I hear his name. In fact, we all may be hearing from the young man quite a bit in the … more
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