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Sisters of Charity Look Back, Ahead in Bicentennial Year

The Sisters of Charity of New York will celebrate a very important milestone this year, the bicentennial of their establishment on Aug. 13, 1817. The sisters also have sponsored and served in some … more

A Century of Caring

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in this New Year of 2017—and it’s an important milestone indeed. The archdiocese will mark the opening of … more

Función Mediadora de La Palabra en El Contexto Eucarístico

Importancia de La Homilía.  El Concilio Vaticano II resalta la importancia que tiene la Sagrada Escritura en la vida de la Iglesia, particularmente en la Liturgia: “La Iglesia … more

The Pursuit of Happiness in the New Year

Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree. A brown-eyed, sun-tanned geography student at the University of North Carolina, Don was striking in his … more

Heeding God’s Subtle Signs

I think there are two kinds of people: those who trust their GPS implicitly and those who don’t. I fall into the latter group, always second guessing the instructions and striking out on my own as … more

Message Received

We visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral several times each year, and yesterday was one of those times. I read the Cardinal’s column (CNY, Dec. 22), which reflected upon his youth and a … more

Saintly Pause

I wish someone could adequately explain to this average parishioner (me) why our 2,000-year-old Church is in such a rush nowadays. I suspect that it is simply a sign of the times—an … more

Timely Cause

Re: the column “After Berlin Attack, German Catholics Unite in Prayer” (CNY, Dec. 22). I dropped in at a church on Dec. 26, St. Stephen’s Day, which was when the “German … more

Will 2017 Be a New Year of “Happening” or “App-ening?”

Last week I was shivering on the sidewalk at Second Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan wondering when the next city bus would arrive. Suddenly it occurred to me to check the transit app on my phone, … more

Christmas: ‘It Is Personal.

I guess I was ten years old, Christmas Eve, 1960. Dad asked me to go with him to deliver some Christmas gifts. At the time, I did not realize that he was on a “St. Vincent de Paul … more

The Birth of Hope For All Ages

Hope is a virtue that seems to be in short supply around the world and even here in the United States these days. News reports highlight one bleak story after another, in almost unrelenting … more

Priest Delivers Perfect Witness for Xavier Society

Father Jamie Dennis said he gave a lot of thought to the homily he would deliver on the Feast of St. Lucy, the patron saint of the blind. His congregation in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick’s … more

La Misericordia Incondicionada

La publicación de la Carta Apostólica“Misericordia et Misera” del papa Francisco ha sido objeto de diversos comentarios. Algunos (muy cercanos a posturas cismáticas), se han escandalizado y … more

A Winter’s Tale

My mother used to tell wonderful stories about her childhood. One story is about her grandmother and an incident that took place in the winter. I don’t know whether it happened at Christmastime, … more

Companions for a Virtual Journey

I don’t know about you, but right about now I could use a tribe, a group of like-minded folks who want to band together for support on the journey. I was thinking recently about ways to … more

‘A Bright Light’

On behalf of The JoyJ Initiative, I would like to thank Catholic New York for shining such a bright light on the work that we do for our less fortunate brothers and sisters who live on the … more

Youth in Need

I read the letter (“What About Immigrants?”) by John Graham of Wallkill in the Nov. 24 issue. I agree that they are the heart of our parishes. People do not realize that the most … more

Keep Writing, Jerry

Most of us know people are living much longer; the fastest growing age group is 85 and much older, but too little is said about needing media voices who know the experience. I urge Jerry Costello … more

Like Mary, the Church Is a Mother

No other person radiates what Advent is all about more than Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Pregnant with the Son of God, she hopes for, awaits, and prepares for His birth. God the Father kept her, … more

The Prayerful Heart of LAMP Catholic Ministries

Tom and Lyn Scheuring, the founding directors of LAMP Catholic Ministries, recently stopped by our offices to let me know about LAMP’s 35th anniversary. They were fresh from a Mass the day before … more
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