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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

Example of St. Patrick Cited as Guide for Spreading Gospel

St. Patrick’s Day in New York began, as always, on Fifth Avenue, but not with a parade. That came later, and it was as heart-stirring as ever. The celebration opened early in the morning with the … 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

John Paul II Biographer Hopes Latest Book Will Help Readers Know the Saint Better

George Weigel, best-selling author and biographer of Pope John Paul II, has written another book about the pope, but this one is different. His two-volume biography contains the extensive bibliographical data and endnotes that accompany a work of scholarship. The 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

Seeking Easter’s Hope Amid Lenten Sorrows

I stood in the upstairs hallway of our home recently, hugging my 12-year-old daughter, who was finally expressing outwardly the fears that must have been churning inside her for a day or so in the … more

‘I Sold Them Life’: Learning From the Angel of The Gap

Little did he know what a noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the … 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

Pathways to Excellence II Nears Completion

When the second phase of the Pathways to Excellence strategic planning initiative for the Catholic elementary schools of the archdiocese was launched back in September, I was there. It made sense … more

‘Pecadores Sí, Corruptos No’

El viaje apostólico del papa Francisco al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), como es muy sabido, tuvo una acogida que desbordó todas las expectativas. Su mensaje era esperado porque él sí … more

Trees in Winter

One recent night, there was a light snowfall, and in the morning, the trees wore a graceful covering of white. The tall trunks were dark against the gray-white light of early day, but the … more

Bad State Budget News Touches Hopeful Events With Sadness

The end of January can be freezing weather-wise, but it annually brings two highlights of the year, which help warm my spirit. The first is the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in which … more

Pierre Toussaint Alumnus Dreams of Helping Students Like Himself

Speaking with Isaak Ghebremicael Monday night, I sought to learn about how he had maintained his connection with the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund and Program since earning a master’s degree in … more
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