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Una reunión no es normalmente mi idea de la mejor forma de una tarde, especialmente si el tema no se centra directamente en nuestro trabajo aquí en Catholic New York. Pero a veces hay que hacer … more
Most of us were blessed with a happy childhood. Even if times were tough back then, we still tend to look upon our youth with fondness. Perhaps, this is because we were innocent. Or maybe our current … more
A meeting is not normally my idea of the ideal way to spend an afternoon, especially if the topic isn’t directly focused on our work here at Catholic New York. Sometimes, exceptions have to be … more
We’re still trying to catch our breath after the stunning climax to one of the most rancorous presidential campaigns in modern times. We have a president-elect. Donald J. Trump, the brash … more
A blessed Thanksgiving holiday! A fitting occasion, is it not, for me to praise God for all of you, for your faith, and your allegiance to Jesus and His Church? This week provides us an … more
Qué sucede en el momento de la muerte? ¿Cuál será la suerte de los difuntos? (Cf., 1Tes 4, 13-18) ¿Cómo hablar de un estado que nunca se ha visto? ¿Cómo será la resurrección? Son éstos, … more
I love Advent. I love anticipating and preparing for Christmas, spiritually and every other way. This year it brings a bonus: Advent will last four full weeks. That happens only once every five or … more
A letter to the editor in your Nov. 10 issue cites a statement by Catholic News Service that both the Democratic and Republican candidates hold positions not in accord with Catholic teaching, and … more
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
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