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In the late summer and early fall of 1776, following disastrous defeats at the Battle of Long Island … more
At first I thought it was maybe just me. All summer, with news of the stinging scandals—Theodore McCarrick, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, the controversy caused by Archbishop Vigano’s … more
El cambio propuesto por el papa Francisco al n. 2267 del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, no está exento… more
En un hecho realmente histórico el papa Francisco dispuso introducir una modificación en el Catecismo de la Iglesia con respecto a la postura sobre la pena de muerte. Es una decisión que se veía … more
Sí, sé que la devoción clásica popular del Vía Crucis, de acompañar con reverencia a Jesús en su tortuoso viaje desde su injusta condena por parte de … more
September is upon us, the kids are heading back to school, and I’ve been thinking. It’s been a long time … more
I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on … more
The unrelenting news cycle has not been kind to the Church this summer, starting with the sex abuse allegations … more
Yes, I know that the classical, popular devotion, the Via Crucis—reverently accompanying Jesus on His tortured journey from unjust condemnation by Pontius Pilate, to His repose in the arms of … more
This is not an account of the criminal behavior involving some seminarians, deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. This is a story about a bird. To understand the … more
Take my word for it: You don’t want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it’s best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper—and I mean newspaper, not online … more
Cuando estoy débil, entonces es cuando soy fuerte” (2Cor 12,10). Después de los episodios del Monte Carmelo, en los que se narra el enfrentamiento del profeta Elías con los profetas de Baal … more
Like many of you, I set aside a book or two to take on vacation. In Cape Cod last week, I read one that brought me so much satisfaction and joy that I wanted to share it with you. more
Maybe it’s because he preached these words in my hometown of St. Louis at Mass on his visit there in 1999, but the following teaching of Pope St. John Paul II has always had a special meaning … more
Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying nine college students who are part of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) at SUNY New Paltz on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I … more
Count me firmly among those who hope all the “obituaries” written last week about the New York Daily News were extremely premature. As a reader for many years, I’ve certainly watched the … more
Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the Lord…You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish … more
Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed. “I’m having contractions, which is hilarious,” she says, stripping … more
Los graves acontecimientos de violencia que están sucediendo actualmente en Nicaragua y la difícil situación que afrontar la Iglesia en ese país nos llevan a reflexionar sobre un concepto muy … more
The gospels, through the Transfiguration, teach us that Jesus is the light of a world often seemingly cloudy and gloomy. In His splendor, His divinity is dramatically apparent to His three friends. more
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