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Surprised by Solanus

I am a Catholic through and through, right from the beginning, all the way through 16 years of elementary, high school and college; 27 years (and counting) of marriage and family life; and a … more

Cristo Está Sentado a La Derecha del Padre

En el Símbolo de nuestra Fe (el Credo) profesamos que “Cristo subió a los cielos, y está sentado a la derecha de Dios, Padre Todopoderoso”. La “subida a los cielos” de Jesús Resucitado es … more

‘These Last Nine Days!’

Jesus was a compassionate friend and the most effective teacher ever. Still is! He knew his friends, the apostles and disciples, had been on a “roller coaster” of emotions. They … more

Honoring Mary, Our Heavenly Mother

This column comes to you from Lourdes, the renowned shrine in southwestern France where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. There, Our Lady assured St. Bernadette that this … more

Catholicism and Modernity

The columns of George Weigel running monthly in Catholic New York are thick with facts, informed commentary and faith, compressed into 700 words. They almost never fail to draw a strong reaction, … more

Todos Buscan La Felicidad

Con Aristóteles la filosofía griega clásica alcanzó su madurez. En la “Ética a Nicómano” se recoge las principales ideas de la ética aristotélica. Allí se plantea que el bien es el fin … more

Meaning in Glass

I am prompted by John Woods’ reference to stained glass (Editor’s Report, April 27) to mention a window at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that is a special one for me. It is not the … more

Simple, Safe and Spiritual

In his infinite wisdom, God has ways of keeping us simple, humble. This is good. Otherwise, we might forget that we are the creatures, not the creator. God keeps us safe, trusting. He gives each of … more

Radical Discipleship Lived in Our Midst

This glorious Easter Season often presents to us daily Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles, that inspired book of the New Testament, written by St. Luke, often called, “The Fifth … more

Sacred Sites Church Tour Weekend Offers Windows to World

House tours conducted by local historical or preservation societies are a popular springtime activity in many towns and villages. Next month, Catholics and parish churches in the archdiocese and … more

‘Denles Ustedes de Comer’

Los cuatro evangelios dan cuenta del milagro de la multiplicación de los panes y peces (Cf., Mc 6, 30-44; Mt 14, 13-21; Lc 9, 10-17; Jn 6, 1-13), con la cual se destaca la importancia que quiere … more

As Travel Plans Go Awry, Jesus’ Holy Week Journey Beckons

A blessed Easter to all! Last Friday I had a less than happy experience, which taught me a lesson about this Holy Week. For months I had looked forward to flying home for the first Holy … more

Archdiocesan Day of Service Provides Outlets for Revive Volunteers

Our readers may have seen recent CNY stories about the missions taking place in parish clusters across the archdiocese. Or perhaps you have noticed the mission schedules printed in each issue for the … more

¿Por Qué Buscan Entre Los Muertos al Que Vive?

La Pascua nos debe hacer reflexionar sobre el sentido y alcance de nuestra fe en la resurrección del Señor. El Viernes Santo no puede ser entendido sino a la luz del Domingo de Resurrección. La … more

Remembering and Forgetting

What We Long to Forget When I was in my late 20s, a wiser and much older priest told me that one of God's greatest gifts to humans was our ability to forget. Until that moment, I had only heard … more

Rise to New Life With Monthly Confession

Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more

Praying Your Way Through Lent

One of the more common concerns expressed by Catholics and other people of faith is that something is missing from their prayer life. It may be that they are having trouble finding the words to … more

Jesús, El Señor de la Vida

Dios no creó al hombre para la muerte, sino para la vida; “Dios no es un Dios de muertos sino de vivos” (Mc 12, 27). Los cristianos no creemos en “un difunto llamado Jesús”, sino en alguien … more

Lenten Journey Parallels Life’s Pathways

Lent always reminds us that life is a journey, a pilgrimage... On Ash Wednesday, as we commenced these forty days, we were reminded that God created us from dust, and “unto dust we shall … more

Spiritual Leaders and ‘Sons of St. Patrick’

Over the last couple of weekends, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading “Sons of St. Patrick” around the house, so much so that my wife began to wonder out loud what exactly I was … more
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