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The season of Lent that began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, is familiar to Catholics as a time of penance, reflection and sacrifice. Most practicing Catholics, it seems, make a special effort to get … more
Cardinal Dolan carried out his just completed six-day visit to Cuba in a low-key pastoral style on a trip that helped maintain the strong bond between the universal Catholic Church and the Cuban … more
If the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz teaches us one lesson, it’s that we must never forget the millions of men, women and children who perished in the … more
The natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico in recent years keep piling on, traumatizing the island’s already poor and vulnerable population and leaving massive devastation in their … more
We welcome any reasonable initiative that has a chance to ease the intractable problem of homelessness in New York. That’s why we’re interested in the latest proposal announced Dec. 17 by New … more
When Pope Francis told a large group of elderly people last week that old age “is a time of grace” he may not have been referring to himself. But he certainly fits the bill, as he turned 83 … more
This past Sunday marked the beginning of the season of Advent, which each year serves to prepare Catholics for the celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas. Advent also coincides with the beginning … more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
People of faith will not find much to cheer about in the latest Pew Research Center report on Americans’ religious beliefs and practices. The report, released last week, found that the … more
We want to offer our warmest congratulations to the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, Michael Deegan. If there’s anyone who knows our schools inside out, it surely is … more
It’s not surprising that Pope Francis got a rousing reception at every stop of his weeklong pastoral journey to three countries of east Africa. Africa now represents the most fertile territory … more
It pains us greatly to address once again the aftermath of shocking, senseless mass shooting incidents that have swept this country into a deadly vortex of evil. But with the summer of 2019 … more
The people of Puerto Rico seem to have finally reached a boiling point. Taking to the streets of San Juan for nearly two weeks this month, an estimated 500,000 protesters demanded that Gov. … more
When Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 50 years ago this week, the way we view our planet and its place in the vast cosmos was forever changed. The … more
The homily Pope Francis delivered to the 31 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica last … more
The U.S. bishops’ newly approved plan establishing procedures to report complaints of clergy sexual abuse and to hold its leaders accountable is an important step in the ongoing struggle to move … more
On his visit to Romania last weekend, Pope Francis further extended the healing hand of the Catholic Church to the Eastern Orthodox Christians separated for centuries from Rome and long suspicious of … more
An eight-year investigation of nursing homes by the Department of Health and Human Services has come up with conclusions that are not surprising to many people. The care of frail, elderly people in … more
With the state Legislature winding down its 2019 session, we urge the Assembly and Senate not to use their remaining weeks in Albany to take up a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide … more
The May 3 United Nations’ observance of World Press Freedom Day was probably not something that most people marked on their calendars. That doesn’t mean it’s not a vitally important issue, … more
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