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With Palm Sunday we commence the “journey of a lifetime,” a trip bringing us not just back home here but to our true home of eternal life. It’s Holy Week! We unite with Jesus … more
El Evangelio es siempre una buena noticia, un mensaje de salvación para el hombre; proclama que Dios ha venido a salvar y no a condenar. El Señor nunca ofrece dos alternativas o caminos para el … more
‘Fond Memories’ Thank you Brian T. Donnelly for bringing back loving and fond memories of Father James Ryan and Sacred Heart, Bayside (Letters, March 14). I too am an alumnus of Sacred Heart … more
Jesus Christ is the Ideal Priest who inspires many men to follow His Way, to preach His Word and offer His Body and Blood at each Mass. Some of those men falter along the way and become targets for … more
George Weigel’s column in CNY’s March 28 issue was titled “A Tale of Two Georges.” Weigel was referring to Cardinal Francis George, the former Archbishop of Chicago, who died in 2015, and to … more
The appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to lead the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was an inspired choice by Pope Francis for an influential U.S. archdiocese that’s been through a rough … more
Attendance at Mass has been in steady decline. So, how can the Church improve attendance? Parishes should pay more attention to those who faithfully attend Mass. Worry less about empty pews, for … more
Many of my fellow Catholic laity, and I am sure many of our priests, are watching how cleverly the liberal media and their legions of activists attempt to paralyze our Church leaders by injecting the … more
Re: “Informed Voting” letter from Joseph Perri (CNY, Feb. 28). Why, indeed, do people continue to vote for Democrats when they disagree with the party’s stance on abortion and the gay … more
A few weeks ago, I had the great blessing to be with Father Ubald Rugirangoga for an event at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. The event was covered by Catholic New York and appeared in a … more
Lent is a good time to recharge your spiritual batteries. In my case, I didn’t have to go far to accomplish that two Fridays ago. All it took was an eight-block walk down First Avenue from our … more
Life and death—two of the topics we think about more deeply in Lent—came into sharper focus for me at the very beginning of the Lenten season. That was partly because of the ashes that we … more
When a pope is elected, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s a challenging journey for some: In 2005, … more
Like any other priest, one of the duties I most savor is to hear confessions. We hear a lot of confessions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and I take my turn as a confessor, usually after my 7 … more
Dios se ha revelado a los hombres como un padre misericordioso, “lento a la cólera y rico en amor y fidelidad” (Ex 34, 6). Los salmos proclaman que “El Señor es clemente y compasivo, lento a … more
Sometimes, it is easy to tell when a child is old enough to receive the Sacred Eucharist at Mass. Other times, it's not. Usually, when parents with an offspring who has not received First Communion … more
Como cualquier otro sacerdote, uno de los deberes que más gozo, es escuchar las confesiones. Escuchamos muchas confesiones en la Catedral de San Patricio y me turno como confesor, … more
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has added a prominent voice to backers of legislation to allow federal tax credits for donations to scholarship funds for students at private and religious … more
Catholic school kids in the archdiocese are practicing the virtue of daily prayer during the 40-day season of Lent that began Ash Wednesday, March 6. They’re seeking to amplify their prayers by … more
With all the news stories regarding priests and their alleged abuse of youth in their care, I want to relate a positive story about a priest of my youth, and the effect he had on me and many other … more
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