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Photographer Joe Vericker recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So I didn’t. He offered to let Catholic New York publish some of the photos that he had taken for the archdiocese during … more
As always, the United Nations has a full agenda as it begins its 71st session of the General Assembly this week. And, as always, the Vatican’s mission to the world body—officially the … more
I have to write to Catholic New York to tell of the wonderful man, priest and friend that Msgr. John Mescall was (Obituary, Page 54). His passing is a great loss to many. He was a blessing to … more
John Mulderig’s review of “Ben Hur” (CNY, Sept. 1) conflates Bonhoeffer’s concept of “Cheap Grace” with bad script writing and acting. Mulderig observes that … more
Thank you so much the advertisement recommending a good summer reading book. “All the Stars in the Heavens” by Adriana Trigiani was great reading I’ve now been introduced to … more
La raíz de todos los males es el amor al dinero” (1Tm 6, 10).  El Evangelio establece ciertas incompatibilidades ante las cuales el cristiano tiene que tomar una opción, una de ellas es el … more
St. Teresa of Kolkata’s compassionate care for the poor, the sick and the abandoned of India’s slums brought her recognition the world over, though by her own account, she probably would have … more
Mother Teresa’s long and holy life, a life spent caring for those she called “the poorest of the poor,” brought her an unlikely measure of fame and, yes, celebrity. Not often in this world do … more
The mood of our beloved country is not good, is it? As I listen to people, I hear more and more observe, “Something is deeply wrong with the world, and with … more
Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent marriage rite was wrong (CNY, Aug. 18). I am grateful to Archbishops Joseph Kurtz and Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard Malone for defending the … more
While the USCCB blog laments the actions of Vice President Biden for giving counter-witness by officiating at a same-sex marriage, it is not Biden who gives counter-witness but the USCCB … more
In the article about Vice President Biden officiating at a same-sex marriage (CNY, Aug. 18), three bishops claim that the Vice President, by his participation, has created confusion over … more
Once again I feel the need to protest George Weigel’s column (CNY, Aug. 18). In this case, he attacks the Washington Post for not being as smart as he is about the Catholic Church. George … more
The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn—supper time on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store. It had been months since I’d spoken with my … more
I woke up the other night to a fierce thunderstorm and the sound of rain tapping on the aluminum-wrapped windowsill, and I smiled as I rolled over. As I drifted off to sleep, I remember thinking in … more
The latest electronic frenzy appears to be Pokémon GO, an interactive game that people can play on their Apple and Android devices. Approximately six weeks ago, Niantic Inc. launched this mobile … more
My niece Megan called recently and asked a question that sent a wave of memories crashing over me: “Would you be interested in seeing Paul McCartney?” I’d heard about the concert to take … more
En cierta ocasión, según relata el Evangelio, le preguntaron a Jesús: ¿Serán pocos los que se salven? (Cf., Lc 13, 23). La pregunta refleja curiosidad, un “querer saber”, más que un … more
The article about the Democratic candidate for vice president in the Aug. 4 issue should have been balanced with similar details about Donald Trump’s pro-life running mate. Although … more
I was saddened to read about Msgr. John Woolsey’s death (CNY, Aug. 4), as we were childhood friends brought up in Kingston. The tributes by Msgr. Peter Finn wonderfully highlighted Msgr. … more
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