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I have attended St. Mary’s Church here on Grand Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for 37 years. Msgr. Neil Connolly (Obituary, Page 33) was my priest for 28 of those years. … more
Reading your recent article on the CYO cheerleading championships (CNY, March 30), I noticed a disturbing trend.  Some of the school uniforms seemed to have lost their Catholic identity. … more
What We Long to Forget When I was in my late 20s, a wiser and much older priest told me that one of God's greatest gifts to humans was our ability to forget. Until that moment, I had only heard … more
Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more
The trend has been clear for a long time. Hispanic and Latino Catholics make up the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Catholic Church—continuing the long tradition of a Church that embraces … more
One of the more common concerns expressed by Catholics and other people of faith is that something is missing from their prayer life. It may be that they are having trouble finding the words to … more
Dios no creó al hombre para la muerte, sino para la vida; “Dios no es un Dios de muertos sino de vivos” (Mc 12, 27). Los cristianos no creemos en “un difunto llamado Jesús”, sino en alguien … more
Last month, the Catholic New York community lost a great spirit of Vatican II: Jeannie Stapleton Smith, longtime director of development at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, special patron of seminarians and priests, and dynamic promoter of all things Catholic in this corner of the global church. Her death must not pass unremarked. more
Lent always reminds us that life is a journey, a pilgrimage... On Ash Wednesday, as we commenced these forty days, we were reminded that God created us from dust, and “unto dust we shall … more
Over the last couple of weekends, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading “Sons of St. Patrick” around the house, so much so that my wife began to wonder out loud what exactly I was … more
It’s hard for us to wrap our minds around the idea that New York City’s homeless population is the size of a small city. But with more than 60,000 people in city shelters at the beginning of … more
El libro del Éxodo nos relata la experiencia de un pueblo que al salir de la esclavitud de Egipto debe atravesar el desierto, tierra inhóspita donde apenas si hay signos de vida. El “desierto” … more
Queridos amigos en el Señor: Al comenzar este Tiempo de Cuaresma, en la que reflexionamos sobre la Pasión, la Muerte, y la Resurrección de Nuestro Señor, les … more
Every year as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I feel as though I’m floating on a high tide of memories, a tide that swells higher whenever I hear Irish music or see shamrocks or an Irish flag. … more
Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them…” (Matthew 6:1) Listening to our pastor, Father Eugene Carrella, read … more
Re: “USCCB Committee Chairmen Laud Decision in Transgender Directive.”(CNY, March 2).  Over the last eight years, under the Obama administration, the LGBT agenda has been in the forefront of … more
We as a society have gotten off track, having insisted on a “me” mentality. Some clearly claim: I am what I do. It used to mean something to hold open a door for your neighbor and walk … more
Dear friends in the Lord: As we begin this Lenten Season, in which we reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of Our Lord, I offer this reflection on our own deaths and resurrections, and … more
Each biweekly issue of Catholic New York is sent to approximately 129,000 subscribers, either through the U.S. Postal Service or via bulk delivery to parish churches here in the archdiocese. Almost … more
With Ash Wednesday falling earlier this week, the season of Lent has begun. As we were reminded in the article about Lenten guidelines and practices published in our last issue, Lent is a … more
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