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El Llamado a La Santidad

El papa Francisco ha publicado, con fecha 19 de marzo de 2018, su tercera Exhortación Apostólica, con el título Gaudete et Exsultate (“Alégrense y regocíjense”). ¿Cuál es el propósito de … more

Sources of Inspiration in This Easter Season

  Continued blessings this Easter season! Today, I want to write about a few matters: First, renewed congratulations to our new Catholics who entered the Church on Holy Saturday! … more

What Meetings Can Accomplish

One of the facets of employment is attending regular meetings. Some meetings are rather routine, such as the editorial meetings we hold near the start of each two-week production cycle to begin … more

Para Que ‘Se Cumpla Las Escrituras’

En muchos pasajes del Nuevo Testamento, sobre todo en los evangelios de Mateo y Juan, se nos presentan episodios de la vida de Jesús (antes de su nacimiento, de la infancia, su vida pública, así … more

An Evening of Hope

It is almost always the first question asked when I tell people I am the vocations director for the Archdiocese: “How many guys do you have?” This could refer to a variety of different possibilities: How many are enrolled in seminary? How many will be ordained? How many am I currently working with who are seriously discerning? People ask this because there is a genuine concern about the number of men who are in active ministry and those who will soon join them. Our people see their priests doing more with less resources and are worried about what this will mean for the future and our access to God’s saving work in the sacraments. It can at times be discouraging or frustrating when we do not see the results that we would like. In the midst of this concern, there are signs of hope as well. more

‘Spring Is Victorious’

Spring seems to be fighting to arrive! Winter still seems to have us in its death grip. Please God, by the time you read this, it will be warm, bright, and green. Spring will have conquered! more

‘Greater Love Than This…’

  The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Funeral Mass for Lt. Michael Davidson in St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 27. This funeral Mass is about two … more

‘Lemonade’ for Life on a Wintry Night

The latest Nor’easter of the season could have eclipsed the Momentum Gala that Students for Life of America had planned at Edison Hall in Manhattan. After all, the snow started falling in the … more

Encuentro Real Con Jesús Resucitado

Según el Evangelio, después de los acontecimientos del Viernes Santo, algunos discípulos huyeron de Jerusalén atemorizados, con sus esperanzas rotas, pensando que la historia de Jesús de Nazaret … more

A Rocky Catholic Easter

Our annual celebration of Easter can bring with it many references to stones. This year is no different. In fact, there is more rock-talk being tossed about these days, not less. And some of it is … more

A Miracle in Port Chester

Is nothing less than a miracle... Saturday night I offered Mass for the new parish of St. John Bosco in Port Chester. Sure, every Mass is a miracle, but that’s not the one I want to write … more

Spreading the Word About ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

The Catholic New York staff is very familiar with the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan. This issue, in fact, features a Page 4 story about a conference on civic … more

Eucaristía Como Actualización del Sacrificio de Cristo en la Cruz

La celebración de la Semana Santa nos lleva a reflexionar sobre el significado del sacrificio de Cristo en la cruz, su relación con la Última Cena y la Eucaristía. Hay que aclarar que Dios no … more

A Very Important Anniversary

February brings a lot of anniversaries for me. The 6th was, in Jack Benny’s vocabulary, the 29th anniversary of my 39th birthday; the 18th of this usually dreary month was my 6th … more

Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration

James Monti opened his seminar on Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie by making an admission most novice public speakers would not make. He confessed that his talk was his … more

¿De Qué Están Llenas Nuestras Lámparas?

El papa Francisco, en su viaje apostólico al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), exhortó a los peruanos a “no dejarse robar la esperanza”, pues no estamos solos en medios de nuestras … more

To Lent or Not to Lent?

Nathan is a 49-year-old “cradle Catholic” who received his grammar through high school education from the good sisters, brothers and priests. Growing up, he was a reliable altar server, a … more

Vocations Are Everyone’s Business

So I just call them?” “Yes, that’s what they’re praying for!” This was the short conversation I had with a friend just before calling the vocation director to apply to the seminary. I … more

Vocations Are Everyone’s Business

So I just call them?” “Yes, that’s what they’re praying for!” This was the short conversation I had with a friend just before calling the vocation director to apply to the seminary. I … more

Get Yourself in Spiritual Shape This Lent

I am writing this on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, so my mind is on Lent, our forty days of spiritual preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Yet, I must also confess that my mind is … more
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