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Work of Mercy

It’s always touching to see Cardinal Dolan visiting prisons and dealing with the inmates, as he did during Holy Week when he went to Sing Sing (CNY, March 29). One can only wonder what … more

An Evening of Hope

It is almost always the first question asked when I tell people I am the vocations director for the Archdiocese: “How many guys do you have?” This could refer to a variety of different possibilities: How many are enrolled in seminary? How many will be ordained? How many am I currently working with who are seriously discerning? People ask this because there is a genuine concern about the number of men who are in active ministry and those who will soon join them. Our people see their priests doing more with less resources and are worried about what this will mean for the future and our access to God’s saving work in the sacraments. It can at times be discouraging or frustrating when we do not see the results that we would like. In the midst of this concern, there are signs of hope as well. more

‘Spring Is Victorious’

Spring seems to be fighting to arrive! Winter still seems to have us in its death grip. Please God, by the time you read this, it will be warm, bright, and green. Spring will have conquered! more

‘Greater Love Than This…’

  The following is the homily Cardinal Dolan delivered at the Funeral Mass for Lt. Michael Davidson in St. Patrick’s Cathedral March 27. This funeral Mass is about two … more

‘Lemonade’ for Life on a Wintry Night

The latest Nor’easter of the season could have eclipsed the Momentum Gala that Students for Life of America had planned at Edison Hall in Manhattan. After all, the snow started falling in the … more

Draw Close During Holy Week

The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more

Encuentro Real Con Jesús Resucitado

Según el Evangelio, después de los acontecimientos del Viernes Santo, algunos discípulos huyeron de Jerusalén atemorizados, con sus esperanzas rotas, pensando que la historia de Jesús de Nazaret … more

‘Pro-Life Voices’

Re: National Walkout Is Time of Prayer for Many Catholic Schools (CNY, March 15). The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., is a deliberate public effort to call attention to and … more

Sign of the Times

Re: George Weigel, “Parsing the T” (CNY, March 15). Weigel’s account of a mother bringing her daughter into the hair salon so the little girl’s doll could get a haircut … more

A Rocky Catholic Easter

Our annual celebration of Easter can bring with it many references to stones. This year is no different. In fact, there is more rock-talk being tossed about these days, not less. And some of it is … more

A Miracle in Port Chester

Is nothing less than a miracle... Saturday night I offered Mass for the new parish of St. John Bosco in Port Chester. Sure, every Mass is a miracle, but that’s not the one I want to write … more

Spreading the Word About ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

The Catholic New York staff is very familiar with the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan. This issue, in fact, features a Page 4 story about a conference on civic … more

Anniversary Spotlights Pope’s Outreach, Mercy

Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … more

Eucaristía Como Actualización del Sacrificio de Cristo en la Cruz

La celebración de la Semana Santa nos lleva a reflexionar sobre el significado del sacrificio de Cristo en la cruz, su relación con la Última Cena y la Eucaristía. Hay que aclarar que Dios no … more

A Culture of Vocations

God is still calling men and women to the priesthood and religious life, but because of a culture that does not promote vocations they are not responding to His call. Father Christopher Argano, … more

Speaker on Mark

Thank you for the fine article, “Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration,” by John Woods (CNY, Editor’s Report, March 1). The appreciative audience was … more

A Very Important Anniversary

February brings a lot of anniversaries for me. The 6th was, in Jack Benny’s vocabulary, the 29th anniversary of my 39th birthday; the 18th of this usually dreary month was my 6th … more

Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration

James Monti opened his seminar on Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie by making an admission most novice public speakers would not make. He confessed that his talk was his … more

Pause on ‘Dreamers’ Doesn’t Solve Their Plight

The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more

¿De Qué Están Llenas Nuestras Lámparas?

El papa Francisco, en su viaje apostólico al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), exhortó a los peruanos a “no dejarse robar la esperanza”, pues no estamos solos en medios de nuestras … more
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