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I wanted to praise the students at Sacred Heart School in Hartsdale for raising needed supplies for the victims of the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas. I was so impressed with the … more
Just a note to thank Cardinal Timothy Dolan for reminding his colleagues about the Church’s pro-life ethical vision. I would only suggest that he prayerfully consider adding two issues to his … more
Cardinal Dolan’s message in the June 30 issue of Catholic New York struck a familiar note. A recently ordained deacon, Deacon Richard Ellison, is the son of my first grade friend, Cynthia … more
There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
The feasts and celebrations that surround us at this time in the liturgical year can do a soul some much-needed good. It’s hard to feel like a solitary seeker when we are … more
I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the … more
It’s a good bet many of our readers who attended public high schools or colleges were members of the Newman Clubs, the campus groups for Catholic students that flourished for a long time in the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Todos, en algún momento o circunstancia de nuestra vida hemos sentido que nuestra fe flaquea, particularmente cuando nos enfrentamos al sufrimiento incomprensible y a la muerte. Podemos experimentar … more
Two dates last week are deserving of attention. Last Saturday, October 5, was the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fourteen decades as “America’s … more
Like most mornings, my husband turned on the radio to 1010 WINS news radio when we heard the broadcaster announce “the face of a statue of the Blessed Mother has been smeared with feces by someone … more
Into the “sturm und drang” expressed by several readers to CNY (Aug. 29) and the “mea culpas” of Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles (Aug. 15) in response to the recent Pew Survey that found … 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
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Blaich said he began “running through a lot of scenarios in his head” as soon as he learned he would be on a team responding to the Golden Ray cargo ship that capsized … more
One of the candidates for his party’s presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg, recently offered an unusual justification for abortion. He said in a radio interview that there are “a lot of parts … more
Oct. 4 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. Although the Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker enjoyed great success during his lifetime, he died in poverty and was … more
The eminent sociologist Peter Rossi was a world-class punster whose scholarly accomplishments fed a sometimes-whimsical view of the human condition—in which, Rossi memorably observed, “there are … more
Among other titles—the month of the Holy Rosary, the month of the missions—the thirty-one days beginning Tuesday are Respect Life Month. To protect the dignity of the human person, and … more
Have you ever heard someone say many young people today do not show enough respect for their elders? Have you ever heard senior citizens say, “Back in my day…” when launching a diatribe against … more
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