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The U.S. bishops’ newly approved plan establishing procedures to report complaints of clergy sexual abuse and to hold its leaders accountable is an important step in the ongoing struggle to move … more
Donald Hoban has long been a daily communicant at the 8 a.m. daily Mass Father Eugene Grohe, C.Ss.R., offers every day but Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Esopus. He likes to assist the priest by … more
The evening of the feast of Pentecost brought us to the end of the Easter Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. I used to wonder what “ordinary time” means; at first glance it seems to mean … more
Pope Francis’s recent motu proprio on sexual abuse, Vos estis lux mundi (You Are the Light of the World), was a welcome addition to Church law, as world Catholicism seeks to heal the wounds of … more
In my last article, I wrote in praise of our renowned Catholic schools, encouraging our parents to send their children to them. I appreciate your feedback. The reason we sometimes have to make the … more
Hay que distinguir entre el culto a la presencia de Cristo en la misa y el culto que le tributamos fuera de la misa. El culto a la presencia de Cristo en la celebración eucarística está fuera de … more
En mi último artículo, escribí honrando a nuestras famosas escuelas Católicas, animando a nuestros padres a enviar a sus hijos. Me siento apreciado de sus … more
Thank you for the great columns on Anne Buckley’s life (CNY, May 9 and 23). She wrote the first Catholic New York article about St. Francis Home, the first maternity home Father Benedict Groeschel, … more
George Weigel’s article “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) was thought-provoking, but it missed a major point: True, the human body will die and turn to dust, but the soul will … more
Thank you for accentuating positive news in Catholic New York and for the associated editorial celebrating the recent ordinations in the archdiocese (CNY, May 23). The edition’s format speaks … more
Over the last three years I have been going out to Mundelein Seminary in Chicago taking classes in spiritual direction. This nine-week program, spread out over three years is facilitated by the … more
Angela Valles’ journey to the Catholic Church was a long time coming, and she attributes her decision to the Holy Spirit, who worked quickly and powerfully in her life. She grew up as the … more
On his visit to Romania last weekend, Pope Francis further extended the healing hand of the Catholic Church to the Eastern Orthodox Christians separated for centuries from Rome and long suspicious of … more
I was lucky enough to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris about one year ago, when I went to the City of Lights with my daughter, Olivia, on a mother-daughter trip. We stood in the highest … more
More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of “Game of Thrones” May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO.  Yet many were dissatisfied with … more
I wisely started with a map, and made the story fit,” J.R.R. Tolkien once said of his epic mythological novel “The Lord of the Rings.” His writing process entailed immersing himself within the … more
Like many of you, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks attending graduations. My Mom even went to the kindergarten graduation of my grandnephew Charlie! Me? I was at the commencements for … more
A lo largo de los siglos la Iglesia ha declarado santos y santas a miles de personas; pero, si revisamos el santoral, constatamos que un gran número de ellas son religiosos y religiosas, sacerdotes, … more
If we had to pick one lesson, virtue or skill that fathers should teach their children, what would that be? What proficiencies did St. Joseph, the guardian of the Holy Family and the foster father of … more
An eight-year investigation of nursing homes by the Department of Health and Human Services has come up with conclusions that are not surprising to many people. The care of frail, elderly people in … more
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