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I’m appropriately reading Joe R. Struble’s letter to the editor the day before Mother’s Day (CNY, May 11), about St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s stained glass window of … more
Reading the obituary of Sister Helen Francis Curnan, O.P., in your April 13 issue brought me back to my kindergarten or first grade classroom at St. Helena’s School in the Bronx, about … more
Sister M. Antonia Maguire, F.S.M.C. (Obituary, CNY, May 11) will be greatly missed by many who knew her. I met her in 2005 at Sing Sing. She offered two nights in the chapel, one to pray the … more
Jesus was a compassionate friend and the most effective teacher ever. Still is! He knew his friends, the apostles and disciples, had been on a “roller coaster” of emotions. They … more
This column comes to you from Lourdes, the renowned shrine in southwestern France where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. There, Our Lady assured St. Bernadette that this … more
The columns of George Weigel running monthly in Catholic New York are thick with facts, informed commentary and faith, compressed into 700 words. They almost never fail to draw a strong reaction, … more
Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was not a worldly man, and his path to the priesthood was not smooth. He struggled academically, and it wasn’t immediately clear that he had the intellectual resources … more
Con Aristóteles la filosofía griega clásica alcanzó su madurez. En la “Ética a Nicómano” se recoge las principales ideas de la ética aristotélica. Allí se plantea que el bien es el fin … more
Art Cullen has his gripes about Catholicism, but he cannot deny its influence on the work that last month won him a Pulitzer Prize. The story went viral: Small-town newspaper editor beats out the … more
One recent Saturday, my oldest and dearest friend posted on Facebook that she was at the hospital waiting to get a blood transfusion—her second in about a week’s time—to try to restore some of … more
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, recently announced in effect that pro-life convictions were no longer welcomed in the party. (Story, Page 10.) Perez, a Catholic, … more
I am prompted by John Woods’ reference to stained glass (Editor’s Report, April 27) to mention a window at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that is a special one for me. It is not the … more
George Weigel’s column, “The Importance of Jackie Robinson” (CNY, April 27), brought back memories. I was a teenage Brooklyn Dodger fan and remember that day. When Jackie got on … more
In his infinite wisdom, God has ways of keeping us simple, humble. This is good. Otherwise, we might forget that we are the creatures, not the creator. God keeps us safe, trusting. He gives each of … more
This glorious Easter Season often presents to us daily Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles, that inspired book of the New Testament, written by St. Luke, often called, “The Fifth … more
House tours conducted by local historical or preservation societies are a popular springtime activity in many towns and villages. Next month, Catholics and parish churches in the archdiocese and … more
Los cuatro evangelios dan cuenta del milagro de la multiplicación de los panes y peces (Cf., Mc 6, 30-44; Mt 14, 13-21; Lc 9, 10-17; Jn 6, 1-13), con la cual se destaca la importancia que quiere … more
I absolutely love the Easter season. We are celebrating the most important feast in the Christian calendar, the Resurrection. It’s the sign of our redemption by the Risen Lord, the promise of … more
I just want to say I liked Cardinal Dolan’s column in the April 13 issue: the part about that we are all on a journey from God and back to God and that the Father is with us and is in … more
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
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