Letters to the editor
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Values and Obligations

We are Christians, citizens of the great experiment—the United States of America—and so we have difficult duties and obligations not given to citizens of any other nation, including … more

Lost in the Language

Sometimes rude/crude words or language obscures the message. Anger or outrage focused on the language sometimes blocks us from giving a fair evaluation to the thought. Recent published criticisms … more

Meaning of ‘Racism’

Re: the article “Declaration Against Racism by Harlem Parishes, Others Addresses ‘Evil’” in CNY’s Nov. 23 issue. Racism denotes prejudice based on race; a belief that … more

Publishing ‘Trend’

A trend is accelerating rapidly at Catholic New York: that of blatant favoritism towards Latinos and blacks in the Archdiocese of New York. Articles in the Nov. 23 issue report on Jesuit … more

Why ‘So Long to Belong?’

Re: the Oct. 26 Letter to the Editor, “Too Long to Belong.” As a convert and an RCIA coordinator, I have often received astonishment regarding the time commitment required for … more

Review in Order

I was appalled by Mr. Crowe’s letter (CNY, Oct. 26) describing the difficulty of the conversion process to become a Catholic. I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of his story, and if it is … more

‘Our Father’s’ Beginning

A very different prayer, the “Our Father,” begins like no other. The first four words, between Our Creator and His creations to His imperfect children, offer a relationship, an invitation … more

Scout Issue Not New

There appears to be some unrest with the concept of girls in Boy Scout units. (CNY, Oct. 26). This is not really new. There have been females in Scout units for years in Venture Crews, Explorers and … more

Good Starting Point

It was good to read Cardinal Dolan’s article on following Jesus’ mandate to the Church to teach and make disciples (CNY, Oct. 12), and to know how seriously he considers this … more

Too Long to Belong

I just read an article by John Woods about Brandon Vogt’s new book, “Why I Am Catholic.” (CNY, Editor’s Report, Oct. 12). It was disturbing to read that for every new … more

‘Call to Discipleship’

On behalf of Ryan and Elizabeth Young, the members of the board of directors, and the countless volunteers and students who have responded to the call to discipleship at Fearless Retreats, thank … more

Great Day to Walk

Many thanks to Catholic New York for helping the Volunteer Association of the Mary Manning Walsh Home make our 30th annual walkathon a huge success by publicizing the event. I received phone calls … more

‘Doing God’s Work’

With selfish and personal sadness, I read the announcement of the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh in your Sept. 13 issue. But I rejoiced that Cardinal Dolan has reappointed Bishop … more

Something Missing?

Re: Life Chain listings in the Sept. 14th issue. One Life Chain in Manhattan? With so many churches in that borough and people galore. One? What is wrong here? Maryl … more

Grateful and Hopeful

I was very grateful to read both the editorial and the article regarding the Bishops speaking out against racism (CNY, Aug. 31). Hopefully, the outcomes from the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism … more

‘Worthy Example’

In her column in the Aug. 31 issue, Claudia McDonnell captured how good friendships can be as meaningful, especially for children, as close family relatives. Support in life can be very … more

Sharing Struggles

Thank you to Mary DeTurris Poust for her reflections in her latest column (CNY, Aug. 31). By sharing her difficult experience of early summer, she did a great service. Too often, we conceal … more

Beautiful Sights

Thank you for putting such wonderful pictures on the front and back pages of Catholic New York. I’m a senior lady (80), and most times I feel very troubled about young adults. The team … more

Antifa’s Violent, Too

Re: your editorial, “Nation’s Bishops Speaking Out Against Racism,” which commends the bishops for taking a major step to address the problem of racism by forming an Ad Hoc … more

‘Deeply Disturbed’

In response to the recent violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill would like to make known the following statement we have released: We, the Dominican … more
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