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Señor, ¡Danos de Beber El Agua Viva!

El libro del Éxodo nos relata la experiencia de un pueblo que al salir de la esclavitud de Egipto debe atravesar el desierto, tierra inhóspita donde apenas si hay signos de vida. El “desierto” … more

Los Entierros En Nuestros Cementerios Católicos

Queridos amigos en el Señor: Al comenzar este Tiempo de Cuaresma, en la que reflexionamos sobre la Pasión, la Muerte, y la Resurrección de Nuestro Señor, les … more

Burials in Our Catholic Cemeteries

Dear friends in the Lord: As we begin this Lenten Season, in which we reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of Our Lord, I offer this reflection on our own deaths and resurrections, and … more

The Catholic Press:

Each biweekly issue of Catholic New York is sent to approximately 129,000 subscribers, either through the U.S. Postal Service or via bulk delivery to parish churches here in the archdiocese. Almost … more

El Pobre Lázaro: Un Personaje Perturbador

En su mensaje para la Cuaresma 2017, el papa Francisco nos invita a reflexionar sobre la parábola del hombre rico y el pobre Lázaro (Cf., Lc 16, 19-31): “Dejémonos guiar por ese relato tan … more

Our Lenten Gardens

The Garden of Eden God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a garden called Eden. The word Eden means God's garden or a place that is fruitful and has plenty of water. We were not only created … more

Closings Aren’t the Full Catholic School Story

Are our schools back in “hospice mode”? Have we returned to the “slow amputation” strategy where every year we announce the closing of a few more of our beloved … more

Call to Mission Heard in Sullivan, and Throughout the Archdiocese

Linda English was speaking about something that happened nearly three months ago, only her enthusiasm made it seem the event had occurred this week. She was describing a cluster mission that took … more

‘Todos Los Muros Caen’

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

My Catholic Grade School Is Where It All Began

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

Great School Leaders Are Often Found in the Classroom

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

¿Cómo Ser ‘Sal de la Tierra’?

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

Lifesavers, Lucifer and Love

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

Happy Birthday, Catholic Charities!

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

His Forgiveness Made All the Difference

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

La Palabra Como Pan de Vida

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 Simple Spiritual Resolution for the New Year

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

Sisters of Charity Look Back, Ahead in Bicentennial Year

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

Función Mediadora de La Palabra en El Contexto Eucarístico

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

Will 2017 Be a New Year of “Happening” or “App-ening?”

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
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