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“He must increase; I must decrease.”  So said John the Baptist as quoted by John the Evangelist, Chapter 3 verse 30. Perhaps there is some symbolism that the … more
Re: Father Joseph J. Smolinski (Obituary, CNY, June 23) In 1956, Father Smolinski and I were assigned to the HQ. Battery, 54th Field Artillery Group, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. … more
One, holy, Catholic, and apostolic...the four marks of the Church. Today, let me concentrate on Catholic. That’s because I’m now visiting the Church in India, and I am thus very … more
With the death of Holocaust survivor and Noble laureate Elie Wiesel, the world lost a powerful moral voice who, more than anyone else, gave witness to the slaughter of six million Jews during World … more
During a blessing at a new food hub in the South Bronx, Cardinal Dolan recalled the words of Jesus, who said, “Blessed are the hungry, for they shall be fed.” “The blessing of Jesus is … more
When was the last time we recited the Pledge of Allegiance? Is there a better month than July, as we celebrate our independence, to meditate on the 31 words in this brief but powerful promise? Not … more
Catholics and other members of the public are invited to join in an ecumenical prayer service for peace in the Middle East—led by Cardinal Dolan and featuring as a special guest of honor, Patriarch … more
A broad and diverse coalition of Christian organizations—including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—is calling for an end to predatory payday lending. The coalition, calling itself … more
So many of our priests, deacons, women and men religious—as well as married couples—are celebrating anniversaries these happy weeks. Congratulations! Just last Sunday I celebrated my … more
La verdad para nuestra salvación se encuentra contenida en el depósito de la fe (la Sagrada Escritura y la Tradición), cuya interpretación auténtica ha sido confiada al Magisterio de la Iglesia. … more
Recently I was in church for a weekday Mass when I had a bit of a shock. My eyeglasses were not in my purse. I had worn sunglasses when I drove to church, but now I wanted my regular glasses and they … more
I’m just a simple truck driver, un hombre sincero. One thing I can’t abide is the part of the Mass where the congregation now says, “…we give You thanks for Your … more
The God I know as revealed to me by His divine love, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is a God who being all powerful, seeing and knowing is also compassionate, merciful, forgiving and loving of all … more
In the May 26 issue of Catholic New York, you published an obituary for Msgr. Donald W. Hendricks. It mentioned the fact that he had two maternal uncles who were priests. I thought it might be of … more
The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving for the 25th anniversary of the Sisters of Life in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on June 1.  St. … more
We can’t say this enough. When speaking, writing, texting, tweeting or engaging in any other forms of communication, it’s best to take the high road. Shouts, insults, vulgar gestures or words, … more
Back when Olivia was in preschool, she went through a brief period of hoarding. I’m not talking about holding on to too many favorite toys; I’m talking about hiding deflated balloons and broken … more
Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl. “I don’t do anything fancy,” she … more
People always have the same wrenching emotional reactions—“crazy,” “scary,” “unbelievable”—when they are asked about this political season. Reason and … more
En el Año de la Misericordia el papa Francisco exhorta a todos los pastores a ser verdaderos facilitadores de la gracia para quienes cargan con las heridas del pecado. El Papa nos hace recordar lo … more
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