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I was standing in the dressing room of Lord & Taylor recently, waiting outside a closed stall door as Olivia tried on dress after dress in the elusive search for the perfect prom attire. As I … more
The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at … more
Accuracy in editorializing is important. The Feb. 16 issue of CNY states that “...including five on Staten Island” in reference to the number of recent immigrant … more
When Catholics or any Christian protest the liberal acts of our Church hierarchy regarding caring for the less fortunate, they sometimes preach to us the parable of the Good Samaritan. What these … more
Regarding Cardinal Dolan’s blog piece “Consistency Please” (Feb. 1). I love and respect my archdiocesan shepherd, Cardinal Dolan. However, comments like these, it seems to me, … more
The Garden of Eden God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a garden called Eden. The word Eden means God's garden or a place that is fruitful and has plenty of water. We were not only created … more
A few years ago, The Christophers published a News Note entitled “Building Spiritual Friendships,” and I still get emails from people asking for a copy whenever we mention it on our “Christopher Closeup” radio show. more
Are our schools back in “hospice mode”? Have we returned to the “slow amputation” strategy where every year we announce the closing of a few more of our beloved … more
Linda English was speaking about something that happened nearly three months ago, only her enthusiasm made it seem the event had occurred this week. She was describing a cluster mission that took … more
Undoubtedly, some people are cheering the nationwide crackdown on immigrant communities last weekend that led to nearly 700 arrests around the country, 41 of which were in New York, including five on … more
Consternación ha producido en millones de personas la decisión del presidente Donald Trump, quien el 25 de enero del presente año (2017), a escasos días de iniciar su mandato, firmó la … more
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy. Strangers gather for a host of reasons with a common cause: to sit beneath the slowest clock and wait it … more
In less than two weeks we will begin the season of Lent. I always approach it with trepidation and uncertainty. I ask myself how I should observe this season in which the Church calls us to look at … more
Will we Catholics of New York City ever be able to say very clearly and on the front page of Catholic New York that the lives of immigrants and refugees are sacred and must be protected? Will we … more
The unsigned Catholic News Service article on Page 7 of CNY’s Feb. 2 issue was filled with innuendos and distortions with respect to President Trump’s temporary ban on travel to … more
Re: “Second Avenue Subway Satisfies East Side Catholics” (CNY, Jan. 19), I believe the Second Avenue Subway likely only “satisfies” those whose affordable homes … more
As we gear up for the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, one thing many may not realize is that there’s spiritual gold underlying all that Hollywood glitter, especially when it comes to … more
Last Saturday I had the honor of speaking at a dinner in Austin, Texas, to benefit their schools: Can I share my talk with you as we find ourselves in Catholic Schools Week? Thank you, Diocese … more
With news reports constantly being questioned and “fake news” abounding on the Internet, it comes as no surprise that the Oxford Dictionaries’ choice for 2016 Word of the Year was … more
We’re in the middle of Catholic Schools Week, which extends through Saturday. Activities and special celebrations are taking place at many Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese, as we told … more
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