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Libertad y Gracia

El semipelagianismo, como hemos señalado en otra columna, se expresa en ciertas actitudes o comportamientos, en teorías psicológicas que exaltan la capacidad del hombre para su auto realización, … more

Go Ahead and Laugh, It’s Good for You

I love to laugh, and it’s no wonder. I grew up in a family that had an unwritten rule: Don’t say anything straight if you can say it funny. My father was the ringleader when it came to humor, and … more

Mixed Review

The current “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is both an admirable and needed endeavor. It is a much needed reminder that the secular and the sacred not only … more

‘An Embarrassment’

What a mess! Vatican art mixed with repulsive modern trash, preceded by a “gala” of freakily dressed celebrities. Pathetic, vulgar, offensive and, at times, pornographic. (A bondage … more

Not Fitting

The use of blessed objects for profane purposes is sacrilege. I am heartbroken and angry that Cardinal Dolan participated in the Met Gala, which supposedly “celebrated” Catholicism in … more

Holy Innocents

All people, born and unborn, have equal human dignity. But we must never equate the effort to stop lethal violence against innocent children in the womb with efforts to promote social justice for … more

A New Feast for Mary’s Month

May...the month of Mary. It’s appropriate, is it not? Creation is bursting with life. Grass, leaves, bushes, flowers—allergies!—all over the place. Nature is as it should … more

‘Heavenly Bodies’ Exhibit Shines Light on Church

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” promises to be the major blockbuster exhibit this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A production of the Met’s Costume Institute, … more

Renounce the World to Save the World

A few months ago, I was having dinner with several of those I am working with who are discerning the priesthood. These gatherings are great opportunities for me to get to know the men and give … more

El Peligro del Neo-gnosticismo y El Neo-pelagianismo

En varias ocasiones el papa Francisco ha aludido al peligro que representa actualmente ciertas tendencias neo-gnósticas y neo-pelagianas. El Papa no pretende con esto hablar ex catedra (haciendo uso … more

Telling Our Stories and Knowing for Sure

When Oprah Winfrey was first asked the question, the talk-show queen was left tongue-tied. She was doing a live television interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel to promote her film … more

Rome Moments

When we returned from a weeklong family trip to Rome, several friends asked me to name the one monumental moment from the trip, the standout thing that made the visit. Was it seeing our son, Noah, … more

Joe’s ‘Impact’

Thank you for your beautiful article in the April 26 edition (Editor’s Report) regarding recent honors bestowed on Joe Delaney by the University of Notre Dame. Joe is the very first person, … more

‘The Most Vulnerable’

In response to the letters of Sister Veronica Piccone, M.S.C., and Lucille Kennedy, regarding abortion and immigration (CNY, April 26), there is no issue more important than protecting the lives of … more

Today’s Political Parties

In reference to the letter entitled “Improving Lives” (CNY, April 12), the writer implies that the Democratic Party is doing God’s work as prescribed in Matthew 25:31-46 in keeping … more

Agreement to Allow Seminarians of Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem to Study at St. Joseph’s Seminary

St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie has entered into an agreement with the Latin Patriarchate Seminary of Jerusalem (LPSJ) in which seminarians from LPSJ will be able to pursue theological studies … more

Losing a Note for Moms—the Burdensome Virtue of Caring

The etymology of the word “care” includes the concept of bearing a “burden.” The phrase “not having a care in the world” comes to mind. Someone who is “care free” has no burdens to … more

Our Catholic Sense of Vocation

You may remember the somber event that occurred in the days prior to Holy Week, when Firefighter Michael Davidson died in the line of duty battling a blaze in Harlem. The entire city grieved, and … more

Notre Dame Chose Very Well

The University of Notre Dame sure knows how to pick ’em. Last week, it selected two of the archdiocese’s finest for alumni honors. Joe Delaney received Notre Dame Alumni Association’s … more

Connecting With Young Adults

With poll after poll reporting that a growing number of Americans— especially young people—answer “none” when asked their religion, it’s not unreasonable to assume that churches and other … more
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