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Vocabulary is a fascinating phenomenon because all of language is symbolic. The letters we form into words take the place of the concrete reality we're discussing. But the words themselves are quite … more
Historians tells us that 1917 was the year that the United States “came of age,” as, with its entrance into World War I, our nation realized its global duties. Well, that same … more
The bond between New Yorkers and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald is a very strong one that grew over more than three decades from the day he was shot by a teen assailant while on duty as a police … more
New York Catholics can be proud of their record of turnout for the annual March for Life each January. It’s a masterful organizational accomplishment to move hundreds upon hundreds of people … more
En los evangelios Jesús aparece como el verdadero pastor (Cf., Jn 10, 1ss) que conduce a su rebaño hacia las verdes praderas y fuentes de agua viva (Cf., Sal 22, 1-2); se preocupa por los más … more
A college student doing research for her senior thesis a few years ago ended up making a book, and also making a great contribution to the pro-life cause. Her work deserves notice, especially as we … more
It’s an annual Christmas tradition in our house, as important as decorating the tree and attending Mass. We enjoy Chris Sheridan’s stained-glass Nativity photos so much that we are … more
When I saw Maria Bastone’s photo of the Christmas Eve Mass at Truck One (CNY, Jan. 5), I had a proud tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. The pride and pain of the extraordinary … more
I am terribly disappointed to find out that Cardinal Dolan will be participating in the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20 (CNY, Jan. 5). President-elect Trump has … more
Just a note to praise Ms. Mary De Turris Poust for her wonderful and inspirational column, “Heeding God’s Subtle Signs,” in the Jan. 5 issue. She really masters her craft. Her … more
A blessed New Year! One of the many gifts the Lord lavishes upon us, so obvious at the start of a fresh calendar, is the chance to begin all over again. “Regrets? We’ve had a few, … more
The Sisters of Charity of New York will celebrate a very important milestone this year, the bicentennial of their establishment on Aug. 13, 1817. The sisters also have sponsored and served in some … more
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in this New Year of 2017—and it’s an important milestone indeed. The archdiocese will mark the opening of … more
Importancia de La Homilía.  El Concilio Vaticano II resalta la importancia que tiene la Sagrada Escritura en la vida de la Iglesia, particularmente en la Liturgia: “La Iglesia … more
Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree. A brown-eyed, sun-tanned geography student at the University of North Carolina, Don was striking in his … more
I think there are two kinds of people: those who trust their GPS implicitly and those who don’t. I fall into the latter group, always second guessing the instructions and striking out on my own as … more
We visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral several times each year, and yesterday was one of those times. I read the Cardinal’s column (CNY, Dec. 22), which reflected upon his youth and a … more
I wish someone could adequately explain to this average parishioner (me) why our 2,000-year-old Church is in such a rush nowadays. I suspect that it is simply a sign of the times—an … more
Re: the column “After Berlin Attack, German Catholics Unite in Prayer” (CNY, Dec. 22). I dropped in at a church on Dec. 26, St. Stephen’s Day, which was when the “German … more
Last week I was shivering on the sidewalk at Second Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan wondering when the next city bus would arrive. Suddenly it occurred to me to check the transit app on my phone, … more
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