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‘Why I Am Catholic’ Answers an Essential Question

It’s easy to be impressed by Brandon Vogt. He speaks confidently and directly, without any bluster or phoniness. What you see is what you get—straight-forward truth and conviction. Heck, he even … more

‘For Those Who Are in the Process of Dying…’

I was recently sitting in a log-cabin chapel on a beautiful lake in the lower Adirondack Mountains when the woman next to me offered a prayer intention during Mass: “For all those in the process of … more

Hurricane Harvey and the Kayaking Priest

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pickup the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass three miles … more

‘Todo Lo Puedo en Aquel Que Me Conforta’

No cabe duda que la entrega a la misión exige muchas renuncias de nuestra parte; además, Dios no nos ha prometido exonerarnos del sufrimiento y las persecuciones por causa del Evangelio. Jesús no … more

Joyful Mysteries in Our Lives

The stamp was crooked and streaky as if it had been overly licked and not easily coaxed into the upper right-hand corner of the yellowing envelope. She recognized her father's shaky handwriting … more

The Rosary: an Effective Means of Evangelization

Where we begin in the whole sacred process of evangelization is very important! Pope Francis has radiantly reminded us of this, hasn’t he? It’s not helpful to start with what the Church … more

Archdiocese Launches Pathways to Excellence II Schools’ Plan

Anyone who has been paying attention to Catholic education in … more

‘Hagan Lo Que Ellos Dicen...’

Jesús no era muy diplomático para decir las cosas claras, cuando, por ejemplo, se dirige a los maestros de la ley y fariseos, de quienes condena duramente su hipocresía y vacuidad (Cf., Mt 23, … more

A Defeat for Death, a Call to Hope

October is Respect Life Month, and we’re starting it with good news: the decision of the New York State Court of Appeals rejecting physician-assisted suicide. As many in the medical field and … more

Lead With Beauty: Evangelization and the Solar Eclipse

The rain fell heavy on a Monday morning in Des Moines, Iowa. Bleary-eyed travelers plotted alternative routes over eggs and potatoes at the Embassy Suites. A white-haired man wearing a Saturn … more

We All Want to Help When Tragedy Strikes, But How

This is the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. Our hearts are broken these days, over the suffering of people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean due to storms and … more

New York Seems Good Place for Padre Pio’s Relics Tour to Begin

Msgr. Robert Ritchie shared an uplifting thought about the visit of the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina to St. Patrick’s Cathedral this coming weekend. Recalling the years when an annual Mass … more

Los Frutos de La Misión

¿Qué espera el misionero de su trabajo evangelizador? Es verdad que evangelizamos en cumplimiento del mandado del Señor, para la mayor gloria de Dios; pero, muchas veces, el misionero espera con … more

Jesus’ Teaching on Resolving Conflicts a Lesson At Seminary Mass for New Academic Year

A spirit of joy and vitality pervaded the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Sept. 10 … more

Disarming Armor With Compliments

Her name was Sally-Ann. She was 14 years old and pregnant. She was also homeless until the Good Shepherd Nuns welcomed her, gave her room and board, continued her education, and provided prenatal … more

A Saint Who Brought Solace to Slaves

The Church has ever looked to the example of the saints for hope and encouragement, as well as heavenly intercession, especially in time of trial. Jesus is, of course, our best model and uniquely … more

The Sheen Center Is Reaching Out, Perhaps to Your Parish

As the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture gets ready to kick off its third season this fall, I got a behind the scenes tour from Executive Director William Spencer Reilly. It was a behind the … more

Pasión por La Misión

Somos discípulos misioneros. No es separable el seguimiento de la misión, es imposible seguir a Jesús sin ser su misionero. El discípulo es un apasionado por la misión, con un compromiso que … more

A Dose of Spiritual Medicine From a Wise Trappist Monk

The past few months have been quite a spiritual roller-coaster for me due to an experience in early summer that pushed me past the breaking point. I couldn’t even bring myself to attend Sunday … more

Remembering Uncle Larry

When I was young, one of my favorite uncles was not even related to me. I didn’t see him often, and he died when I was in my early 20s, but I loved him and I learned a lot from him, not just from … more
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