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El Seguimiento a Jesús

El Evangelio de Marcos nos relata, de una manera muy escueta, el llamado que hace Jesús a sus cuatro primeros discípulos (Cf., Mc 1, 16-20). El evangelista, fiel a su estilo, no abunda en detalles … more

Prayers for Life Before the March

Mass of the Vigil for Life Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception January 18, 2018   The following is the text of the homily to be delivered by Cardinal … more

Notre Dame Vita Institute Finds New York Audience

The annual March for Life, now in its 45th year, takes place Jan. 19, just a few days ahead of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. … more

Get Your New Year Started Right—at Sunday Mass

Is still the first week of the first month of the New Year...so, a blessed 2018 to all! I invite you to consider another first: the first day of every Week, Sunday, the Lord’s … more

In Puerto Rico, No Rest Yet for Resilient Caregivers

My personal highlight from the last workday of 2017 was an interview I had with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, about his most recent visit to Puerto … more

‘Hemos Encontrado al Mesías’

Nuestra fe en Jesucristo es, ante todo, el fruto de una experiencia de encuentro con Él. Creemos en Jesús no tanto por lo que otros nos han hablado de Él, no tanto por lo que hayamos escuchado o … more

New Year’s Resolutions for Catholics

What are some of the Catholic ideals that we can incorporate into our New Year's Resolutions for 2018? What are some of the uniquely orthodox Catholic practices that will help bring us closer to … more

Pray With Wonder and Awe

This Christmas column, which originally was published in Catholic New York on Dec. 17, 2009, was Cardinal Dolan’s first as Archbishop of New York.   A lot of people had told me about … more

Gambia’s Bishop-elect Has Many Friends on Staten Island

Bishop-elect Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp., will make quite a homecoming when he returns to Gambia where he was born and raised, began pursuing the priesthood and was ordained for the Congregation of the … more

Esperanza y Consolación

Cuando una persona afronta situaciones personales difíciles, por ejemplo a causa de una grave enfermedad, la pérdida de un ser querido, o cualquiera otra situación que produce un gran sufrimiento, … more

The Invitation of Advent

Advent! These four weeks of spiritual preparation for the grand feast of Christmas. (Actually, we only have three weeks-and-one day of Advent this year!)  Let’s try to better understand … more

Questions of Faith

My wife and I, along with our adult children, traveled to Atlanta last weekend for the wedding of our eldest niece, one of three daughters of my wife’s older sister. It was a great celebration, one … more

El Adviento y La Parusía

El tiempo de Adviento está marcado por el signo de la esperanza cristiana en la venida del Señor. Por su Encarnación, el Hijo de Dios se hizo hombre, “en todo semejante a nosotros menos en el … more

The ‘Adsum’ Ornament

BEFORE Vatican II, whenever a bishop administered the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ritual began with a roll call. Those who had completed their seminary training were summoned to the altar by name. … more

Giving Thanks for Religious Freedom, Despite Real Threats

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta used to observe that the saddest person is the one without gratitude, the one who feels he/she has nothing for which to thank God or somebody else. We Americans would … more

Solanus’ ‘Simple’ Faith Makes Him Perfectly Blessed For Our Times

My hunch that the celebration for newly Blessed Capuchin Father Solanus Casey at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers would be a special one turned out to be right on the mark. The monastery church on … more

Parusía y Juicio de Dios

Al cerrar el Año Litúrgico, los textos bíblicos propuestos en las lecturas de los últimos domingos, incluyendo los de la solemnidad de Cristo Rey, hacen referencia a los “últimos tiempos”, … more

Marathon Lessons Apply to Life’s Course

Last Sunday’s New York Marathon seemed even more festive than ever. That’s good! After the tragedy on Halloween afternoon, we needed it! I’ve meditated before on the proposition … more

Sisters Stayed at Their Monastery Through It All

By the time we arrived at the Carmelite Sisters’ Monastery of St. Joseph in Trujillo Alto, our one-day visit to the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was nearly complete. Even before arriving, … more

El Futuro Como Expectación y La Parusía

El hombre como “ser en el tiempo” es una realidad finita, su existencia temporal es sumamente limitada, efímera. Basta comparar el ciclo de vida de un ser humano, que en muy contados casos es … more
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