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In an effort to speak to James O’Neill of the uncertainty he expressed in a letter in the Nov. 10 issue, and in furtherance of John Woods’ column in the same issue, according to exit … more
The Nov. 10 edition contains no mention of the No. 1 threat to our immigrant brothers and sisters, the new administration’s effort to crack down on immigration and step up deportation. What … more
I have been rereading Pope Benedict XVI’s catechesis (March 7, 2007) on the Fathers of the Church. In the teaching on Eusebius of Caesarea, Benedict quotes this from Cardinal Jean … more
This will be my final column for The Christophers. As a matter of fact, this will be my final column, period. It’s not easy to write those words, but the time has come. I’m 85 now (it’s not … more
Writing this column on Tuesday afternoon, I have no idea of how the presidential election will turn out when the polls close a few hours from now, which is just as well. Like everyone else, I have … more
En el pasado, grandes culturas (como la egipcia),  tenían sumo cuidado para la conservación de los cadáveres, desarrollando sofisticadas técnicas de momificación. En el antiguo Perú son … more
In the recent article, “When Political Choice Is Tough, Pray and Vote Your Conscience,” (CNY, Oct. 13) Catholic News Service reports on a response by Pope Francis to a … more
CNY’s Oct. 13 issue included a heartfelt letter titled “In Need of Healing.” Sister spoke, in part, about how issues of taxation, climate change and racial tensions tend to … more
Many thanks to Catholic New York for helping the Volunteer Association of the Mary Manning Walsh Home make the 29th annual Walkathon a huge success by advertising the event. I received phone … more
German mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you said your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Gratitude has that kind of power, not just in prayer, but in the … more
It’s almost as if November’s Mass readings were written for election-weary Catholics, with their foreboding tones and calls for “perseverance” and “endurance” amid … more
Jackie Kennedy once commented, “The Church may have flaws, but she sure comes through at birth and death.” I’ll take that compliment! November is the month Holy Mother … more
A Vatican announcement made it official early on Monday: Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin has been named the sixth Archbishop of Newark. As neighbors across the Hudson, we want to extend a warm … more
Deliberately Indebted A renowned statesman used to borrow a book from his opponent's office library the day before their public debate. This self-imposed indebtedness then served to remind him to … more
Last weekend I had the privilege of hosting a brother bishop, Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Arbil, in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. What an address! Yes, you heard me right: A Catholic bishop from … more
The upcoming TCS New York City Marathon will have more than 50,000 participants. Unfortunately, Patrick Powers was not selected in the race’s lottery. That left his dream of running the Nov. 6 race … more
This won’t be the first time we’ve called for civility in public life on this page. But, frankly, it’s the most depressing time. With candidates seeking the highest office in the land and less … more
En un pasaje del Evangelio de Lucas (Cf., Lc 19, 1-10), se nos relata el encuentro de Jesús con un publicano llamado Zaqueo, quien, según el relato bíblico, era de baja estatura y tuvo que subirse … more
Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea and off the front pages of newspapers weeks ago, but millions of people still suffer from the devastation it caused. Some of the most harshly afflicted are in Haiti, … more
Why do we speak out in defense of other religions, but keep silent when it comes to the attacks on our Catholic religion? It’s alarming to see the blatant outrageous attacks by John … more
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