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After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more
“I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason, Bringing something we must learn, And we are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them. And we help them … more
Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, marked 75 years of service in December, and we want to join the chorus of supporters and admirers … more
What are some of the Catholic ideals that we can incorporate into our New Year's Resolutions for 2018? What are some of the uniquely orthodox Catholic practices that will help bring us closer to … more
At a time when incivility dominates public discussion, people who disagree vigorously can still engage in a thoughtful argument without it devolving into a shouting match. Two prominent Catholic … more
This Christmas column, which originally was published in Catholic New York on Dec. 17, 2009, was Cardinal Dolan’s first as Archbishop of New York.   A lot of people had told me about … more
Bishop-elect Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp., will make quite a homecoming when he returns to Gambia where he was born and raised, began pursuing the priesthood and was ordained for the Congregation of the … more
The Christmas season brings plenty of good cheer, gatherings of families and friends, sparkling lights that illuminate our darkening days and much more that is festive and fun. It also brings much … more
Cuando una persona afronta situaciones personales difíciles, por ejemplo a causa de una grave enfermedad, la pérdida de un ser querido, o cualquiera otra situación que produce un gran sufrimiento, … more
Innocence is one of the qualities most associated with Christmas. We take joy in the innocence of children young enough to watch, wide-eyed and believing, for Santa Claus and his sleigh. Standing … more
Advent! These four weeks of spiritual preparation for the grand feast of Christmas. (Actually, we only have three weeks-and-one day of Advent this year!)  Let’s try to better understand … more
My wife and I, along with our adult children, traveled to Atlanta last weekend for the wedding of our eldest niece, one of three daughters of my wife’s older sister. It was a great celebration, one … more
With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … more
El tiempo de Adviento está marcado por el signo de la esperanza cristiana en la venida del Señor. Por su Encarnación, el Hijo de Dios se hizo hombre, “en todo semejante a nosotros menos en el … more
We live in a divided world, where our differences are driving a wedge between us, creating an ever-widening chasm that threatens to cut us off from each other completely. Or so it seems. When we … more
Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list. “I looooove!” she belts out in mock falsetto. She doesn’t need to … more
Re: the article “Declaration Against Racism by Harlem Parishes, Others Addresses ‘Evil’” in CNY’s Nov. 23 issue. Racism denotes prejudice based on race; a belief that … more
A trend is accelerating rapidly at Catholic New York: that of blatant favoritism towards Latinos and blacks in the Archdiocese of New York. Articles in the Nov. 23 issue report on Jesuit … more
Parishes in the archdiocese will join others across the nation in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. Prayers will be … more
BEFORE Vatican II, whenever a bishop administered the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ritual began with a roll call. Those who had completed their seminary training were summoned to the altar by name. … more
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