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A few weeks ago, I took my daughter, Olivia, to see a production of “Les Miserables” in a beautiful old theater not far from our home. The show had been a favorite of mine back in the 1980s, when … more
Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time. In order to pay her $800 rent and cellphone bill and $1,000 college-loan payment and also … more
The following is in reference to the March 29 article, “Cardinal Says Democratic Party Abandons Catholics, Favors Abortion Agenda.” Perhaps it is time for Tom Perez, an avowed … more
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Cardinal Dolan expressed his dismay with the Democratic Party. This was also discussed in the March 29 Catholic New York, “Cardinal Says Democratic … more
The following is in reference to the March 29 article, “Cardinal Says Democratic Party Abandons Catholics, Favors Abortion Agenda.” Perhaps it is time for Tom Perez, an avowed … more
It’s always touching to see Cardinal Dolan visiting prisons and dealing with the inmates, as he did during Holy Week when he went to Sing Sing (CNY, March 29). One can only wonder what … more
It is almost always the first question asked when I tell people I am the vocations director for the Archdiocese: “How many guys do you have?” This could refer to a variety of different possibilities: How many are enrolled in seminary? How many will be ordained? How many am I currently working with who are seriously discerning? People ask this because there is a genuine concern about the number of men who are in active ministry and those who will soon join them. Our people see their priests doing more with less resources and are worried about what this will mean for the future and our access to God’s saving work in the sacraments. It can at times be discouraging or frustrating when we do not see the results that we would like. In the midst of this concern, there are signs of hope as well. more
Our annual celebration of Easter can bring with it many references to stones. This year is no different. In fact, there is more rock-talk being tossed about these days, not less. And some of it is … more
Spring seems to be fighting to arrive! Winter still seems to have us in its death grip. Please God, by the time you read this, it will be warm, bright, and green. Spring will have conquered! more
  The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Funeral Mass for Lt. Michael Davidson in St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 27. This funeral Mass is about two … more
The latest Nor’easter of the season could have eclipsed the Momentum Gala that Students for Life of America had planned at Edison Hall in Manhattan. After all, the snow started falling in the … more
The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more
Según el Evangelio, después de los acontecimientos del Viernes Santo, algunos discípulos huyeron de Jerusalén atemorizados, con sus esperanzas rotas, pensando que la historia de Jesús de Nazaret … more
A commercial for a credit card company asks: “What’s in your wallet?” It’s a good thing no one asked me that question the other day. In my continuing effort to declutter and discard, I … more
Re: National Walkout Is Time of Prayer for Many Catholic Schools (CNY, March 15). The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., is a deliberate public effort to call attention to and … more
Re: George Weigel, “Parsing the T” (CNY, March 15). Weigel’s account of a mother bringing her daughter into the hair salon so the little girl’s doll could get a haircut … more
Is nothing less than a miracle... Saturday night I offered Mass for the new parish of St. John Bosco in Port Chester. Sure, every Mass is a miracle, but that’s not the one I want to write … more
The Catholic New York staff is very familiar with the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan. This issue, in fact, features a Page 4 story about a conference on civic … more
Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … more
La celebración de la Semana Santa nos lleva a reflexionar sobre el significado del sacrificio de Cristo en la cruz, su relación con la Última Cena y la Eucaristía. Hay que aclarar que Dios no … more
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