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You know it’s going to be a good afternoon when you run into the Sisters of Life at the New York Catholic Center. That was the case last week when I saw Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., the … more
Right from the start, Pope Francis made it clear that he wants the Catholic Church to be one of mission, not of maintenance. That’s what he meant with his famous remark that he wants priests to … more
En las últimas décadas se ha expandido mucho, en el mundo occidental, la práctica de métodos y técnicas de meditación orientales, tales como el Yoga, en la búsqueda de una estado psicofísico … more
Last month, 11 priests were ordained by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Five are priests of the New York Archdiocese, and six are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Catholic New York … more
The editorial, “Missed Opportunity for Student Protesters” (CNY, May 25), concerning the University of Notre Dame graduates who walked out of Vice President Pence’s address failed … more
Carol Glatz’ article, “As School Year Ends…” (CNY, June 8) quotes Pope Francis’ remark: “If you don’t learn to say goodbye well, you will never learn how to … more
There have been several tries at explaining the Trinity. Let me offer this one. Think equilateral triangle, but not the lines, the angles. The three angles are each 60 degrees, all equal yet … more
Let me write about a menu of issues I wanted to bring to your attention. First of all, soon...school’s out! Our college students are already home, working hard to pay tuition. … more
I won’t soon forget my first experience with John Evans, and I sincerely doubt that it will be the last time I hear his name. In fact, we all may be hearing from the young man quite a bit in the … more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, had a lot to say about climate change, and the importance of the Paris climate agreement, in his May 24 meeting with President Donald Trump … more
El mundo católico ha celebrado con gran alegría la canonización de los pastorcitos videntes Francisco y Jacinta, en el contexto del centenario de las apariciones de la Virgen en Fátima. El papa … more
When I was young, I bought into the notion that I was not good at art, that we were not good at art, as if it were possible to classify an entire gene pool as bad at any particular thing. But the … more
It was disappointing, although not surprising, to read the editorial (CNY, May 25) describing the Notre Dame students who protested Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech as a … more
Recently, I traveled to Guatemala to gain insight into the reasons why so many people in poverty stricken countries seek to immigrate to our country. I witnessed great poverty and met victims of … more
What an enchanting article about Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey in Catholic New York (CNY, May 11).  In today’s world, I do not think Father Solanus would have prospered in an … more
Silence Is Golden Do you remember the expression silence is golden? Most people have heard it but many do not realize they were cheated. Silence is golden is only half of that adage. The complete … more
I am a Catholic through and through, right from the beginning, all the way through 16 years of elementary, high school and college; 27 years (and counting) of marriage and family life; and a … more
The Notre Dame graduates who walked out of their May 21 commencement ceremony to protest the choice of Vice President Mike Pence as speaker missed the chance to learn one of the most valuable lessons … more
En el Símbolo de nuestra Fe (el Credo) profesamos que “Cristo subió a los cielos, y está sentado a la derecha de Dios, Padre Todopoderoso”. La “subida a los cielos” de Jesús Resucitado es … more
Ursuline Sister Beth Dowd loves music. As a teacher many years ago, she brought it into her classroom at the former New Rochelle Catholic Elementary School; in 1977, she founded a choir there. But … more
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