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Thank you for your Editor’s Report in the March 30 issue regarding “a few prayer secrets.”   I feel solidarity with you because we, in our parish, also pray for … more
Thank you for the beautiful obituary of Msgr. Peter Gelsomino (CNY, March 2). Msgr. Gelsomino treated everyone with the same respect, kindness and love. Even though Msgr. Gelsomino taught many … more
The 1917 apparitions of Mary described by three shepherd children at Fatima captured the hearts and imagination of the Catholic world in a special way. From their first vision of the beautiful … more
A blessed Easter to all! Last Friday I had a less than happy experience, which taught me a lesson about this Holy Week. For months I had looked forward to flying home for the first Holy … more
Our readers may have seen recent CNY stories about the missions taking place in parish clusters across the archdiocese. Or perhaps you have noticed the mission schedules printed in each issue for the … more
The deadly Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt jolted the Christian faithful around the world at the start of Holy Week—that precious time of prayer, reflection and reconciliation … more
La Pascua nos debe hacer reflexionar sobre el sentido y alcance de nuestra fe en la resurrección del Señor. El Viernes Santo no puede ser entendido sino a la luz del Domingo de Resurrección. La … more
The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality: in the car. That’s the secret behind a new religious community, the Little Poor Friars … more
I’ve been in desperate need of some grace these days. So much so, that I pulled a tarnished silver necklace bearing the word “GRACE” out of my jewelry box and looked up a DIY silver … more
George Weigel clearly shows his bias with this early sentence in his most recent column, “Electoral refuseniks who can not abide the verdict rendered on Nov. 8…” (CNY, March … more
I have attended St. Mary’s Church here on Grand Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for 37 years. Msgr. Neil Connolly (Obituary, Page 33) was my priest for 28 of those years. … more
Reading your recent article on the CYO cheerleading championships (CNY, March 30), I noticed a disturbing trend.  Some of the school uniforms seemed to have lost their Catholic identity. … more
What We Long to Forget When I was in my late 20s, a wiser and much older priest told me that one of God's greatest gifts to humans was our ability to forget. Until that moment, I had only heard … more
Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more
The trend has been clear for a long time. Hispanic and Latino Catholics make up the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Catholic Church—continuing the long tradition of a Church that embraces … more
One of the more common concerns expressed by Catholics and other people of faith is that something is missing from their prayer life. It may be that they are having trouble finding the words to … more
Dios no creó al hombre para la muerte, sino para la vida; “Dios no es un Dios de muertos sino de vivos” (Mc 12, 27). Los cristianos no creemos en “un difunto llamado Jesús”, sino en alguien … more
Last month, the Catholic New York community lost a great spirit of Vatican II: Jeannie Stapleton Smith, longtime director of development at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, special patron of seminarians and priests, and dynamic promoter of all things Catholic in this corner of the global church. Her death must not pass unremarked. more
Lent always reminds us that life is a journey, a pilgrimage... On Ash Wednesday, as we commenced these forty days, we were reminded that God created us from dust, and “unto dust we shall … more
Over the last couple of weekends, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading “Sons of St. Patrick” around the house, so much so that my wife began to wonder out loud what exactly I was … more
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