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We Forget God at Our Own Peril

The mood of our beloved country is not good, is it? As I listen to people, I hear more and more observe, “Something is deeply wrong with the world, and with … more

‘Rite Was Wrong’

Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent marriage rite was wrong (CNY, Aug. 18). I am grateful to Archbishops Joseph Kurtz and Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard Malone for defending the … more

‘Causing Confusion’

While the USCCB blog laments the actions of Vice President Biden for giving counter-witness by officiating at a same-sex marriage, it is not Biden who gives counter-witness but the USCCB … more

Not Confused

In the article about Vice President Biden officiating at a same-sex marriage (CNY, Aug. 18), three bishops claim that the Vice President, by his participation, has created confusion over … more

Distorted View

Once again I feel the need to protest George Weigel’s column (CNY, Aug. 18). In this case, he attacks the Washington Post for not being as smart as he is about the Catholic Church. George … more

Caribbean Dreams: Bold Adventures, Surprise Homecomings

The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn—supper time on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store. It had been months since I’d spoken with my … more

Do You Hear What I Hear?

I woke up the other night to a fierce thunderstorm and the sound of rain tapping on the aluminum-wrapped windowsill, and I smiled as I rolled over. As I drifted off to sleep, I remember thinking in … more

Will Pokémon GO Replace the Fire Plug?

The latest electronic frenzy appears to be Pokémon GO, an interactive game that people can play on their Apple and Android devices. Approximately six weeks ago, Niantic Inc. launched this mobile … more

A Beatle, Revisited

My niece Megan called recently and asked a question that sent a wave of memories crashing over me: “Would you be interested in seeing Paul McCartney?” I’d heard about the concert to take … more

Entrar Por La Puerta Estrecha

En cierta ocasión, según relata el Evangelio, le preguntaron a Jesús: ¿Serán pocos los que se salven? (Cf., Lc 13, 23). La pregunta refleja curiosidad, un “querer saber”, más que un … more

Lack of Comparison

The article about the Democratic candidate for vice president in the Aug. 4 issue should have been balanced with similar details about Donald Trump’s pro-life running mate. Although … more

He Made a Difference

I was saddened to read about Msgr. John Woolsey’s death (CNY, Aug. 4), as we were childhood friends brought up in Kingston. The tributes by Msgr. Peter Finn wonderfully highlighted Msgr. … more

Successful Partnership

In September 2013, the Partnership School Network launched a historic collaborative effort with the Archdiocese of New York. This agreement granted the Partnership broad authority to offer … more

Overcoming Hurdles With Olympic Spirit

They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more

‘Where She Has Gone, We Hope to Go!’

  The world seems locked on the TV these days as we watch the Olympics from Rio. We admire these young athletes for both their physical, athletic acumen, and their sense of focus and … more

Transformed by Mission, Maryknoll Director Passing It On

Joanne Blaney, the mission services director at Maryknoll, could use a few more lay missioners like, well, herself. She served just shy of two decades during two stints as a lay missioner in Brazil, … more

The Word From World Youth Day

Cardinal Dolan sent this column from World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, where he was one of 13 U.S. bishops to serve as a catechist.    Two weeks ago I wrote from Kerala, India, … more

Msgr. Corrigan’s Book Is a Piece of History

Msgr. Hugh Corrigan’s history of “The Parish of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception, Yonkers, 1848-2016” was a long time coming before it was published this summer. Msgr. Corrigan said … more

‘Spiritual Breath of Fresh Air’

In a summer filled with violence and terrorism, the story of the more than a million people who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for the World Youth Day celebration with Pope Francis is a heartwarming … more

La Fe Como Seguridad de Lo Que Se Espera

La esperanza se fundamenta y se sostiene en la fe: esperamos porque creemos. Quien no cree no tiene motivos para esperar. Cuando la esperanza se apaga es porque la fe ha dejado de operar. La fe y la … more
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