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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
We’re in the middle of Catholic Schools Week, which extends through Saturday. Activities and special celebrations are taking place at many Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese, as we told … more
En el Evangelio, Jesús exhorta a sus discípulos a ser “luz del mundo y sal de la tierra” (Cf., Mt 5, 13-16). El pasaje bíblico, que es parte del sermón de la montaña, utiliza una doble … more
Every once in a while, something happens that gives me pause and makes me take note of the ways I am aging. I attempt to open a bottle of apple juice and find myself struggling to budge the screw cap … more
Vocabulary is a fascinating phenomenon because all of language is symbolic. The letters we form into words take the place of the concrete reality we're discussing. But the words themselves are quite … more
Historians tells us that 1917 was the year that the United States “came of age,” as, with its entrance into World War I, our nation realized its global duties. Well, that same … more
The bond between New Yorkers and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald is a very strong one that grew over more than three decades from the day he was shot by a teen assailant while on duty as a police … more
En los evangelios Jesús aparece como el verdadero pastor (Cf., Jn 10, 1ss) que conduce a su rebaño hacia las verdes praderas y fuentes de agua viva (Cf., Sal 22, 1-2); se preocupa por los más … more
A college student doing research for her senior thesis a few years ago ended up making a book, and also making a great contribution to the pro-life cause. Her work deserves notice, especially as we … more
A blessed New Year! One of the many gifts the Lord lavishes upon us, so obvious at the start of a fresh calendar, is the chance to begin all over again. “Regrets? We’ve had a few, … more
The Sisters of Charity of New York will celebrate a very important milestone this year, the bicentennial of their establishment on Aug. 13, 1817. The sisters also have sponsored and served in some … more
Importancia de La Homilía.  El Concilio Vaticano II resalta la importancia que tiene la Sagrada Escritura en la vida de la Iglesia, particularmente en la Liturgia: “La Iglesia … more
Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree. A brown-eyed, sun-tanned geography student at the University of North Carolina, Don was striking in his … more
I think there are two kinds of people: those who trust their GPS implicitly and those who don’t. I fall into the latter group, always second guessing the instructions and striking out on my own as … more
Last week I was shivering on the sidewalk at Second Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan wondering when the next city bus would arrive. Suddenly it occurred to me to check the transit app on my phone, … more
I guess I was ten years old, Christmas Eve, 1960. Dad asked me to go with him to deliver some Christmas gifts. At the time, I did not realize that he was on a “St. Vincent de Paul … more
Father Jamie Dennis said he gave a lot of thought to the homily he would deliver on the Feast of St. Lucy, the patron saint of the blind. His congregation in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick’s … more
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