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Get Your New Year Started Right—at Sunday Mass

Is still the first week of the first month of the New Year...so, a blessed 2018 to all! I invite you to consider another first: the first day of every Week, Sunday, the Lord’s … more

In Puerto Rico, No Rest Yet for Resilient Caregivers

My personal highlight from the last workday of 2017 was an interview I had with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of archdiocesan Catholic Charities, about his most recent visit to Puerto … more

‘Hemos Encontrado al Mesías’

Nuestra fe en Jesucristo es, ante todo, el fruto de una experiencia de encuentro con Él. Creemos en Jesús no tanto por lo que otros nos han hablado de Él, no tanto por lo que hayamos escuchado o … more

Governor’s Cuts for Mandated Educational Services Don’t Add Up

After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more

The Lessons JJ Taught Me

“I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason, Bringing something we must learn, And we are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them. And we help them … more

New Year’s Resolutions for Catholics

What are some of the Catholic ideals that we can incorporate into our New Year's Resolutions for 2018? What are some of the uniquely orthodox Catholic practices that will help bring us closer to … more

Catholic Writers Discuss How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

At a time when incivility dominates public discussion, people who disagree vigorously can still engage in a thoughtful argument without it devolving into a shouting match. Two prominent Catholic … more

Pray With Wonder and Awe

This Christmas column, which originally was published in Catholic New York on Dec. 17, 2009, was Cardinal Dolan’s first as Archbishop of New York.   A lot of people had told me about … more

Gambia’s Bishop-elect Has Many Friends on Staten Island

Bishop-elect Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp., will make quite a homecoming when he returns to Gambia where he was born and raised, began pursuing the priesthood and was ordained for the Congregation of the … more

Don’t Gloss Over the Christmas Story

The Christmas season brings plenty of good cheer, gatherings of families and friends, sparkling lights that illuminate our darkening days and much more that is festive and fun. It also brings much … more

Esperanza y Consolación

Cuando una persona afronta situaciones personales difíciles, por ejemplo a causa de una grave enfermedad, la pérdida de un ser querido, o cualquiera otra situación que produce un gran sufrimiento, … more

The Invitation of Advent

Advent! These four weeks of spiritual preparation for the grand feast of Christmas. (Actually, we only have three weeks-and-one day of Advent this year!)  Let’s try to better understand … more

Questions of Faith

My wife and I, along with our adult children, traveled to Atlanta last weekend for the wedding of our eldest niece, one of three daughters of my wife’s older sister. It was a great celebration, one … more

Tax ‘Reconciliation’ Shouldn’t Be Rushed

With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … more

El Adviento y La Parusía

El tiempo de Adviento está marcado por el signo de la esperanza cristiana en la venida del Señor. Por su Encarnación, el Hijo de Dios se hizo hombre, “en todo semejante a nosotros menos en el … more

Meaning of ‘Racism’

Re: the article “Declaration Against Racism by Harlem Parishes, Others Addresses ‘Evil’” in CNY’s Nov. 23 issue. Racism denotes prejudice based on race; a belief that … more

Publishing ‘Trend’

A trend is accelerating rapidly at Catholic New York: that of blatant favoritism towards Latinos and blacks in the Archdiocese of New York. Articles in the Nov. 23 issue report on Jesuit … more

Many Parishes Joining National Night of Prayer for Life Dec. 8-9

Parishes in the archdiocese will join others across the nation in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. Prayers will be … more

The ‘Adsum’ Ornament

BEFORE Vatican II, whenever a bishop administered the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ritual began with a roll call. Those who had completed their seminary training were summoned to the altar by name. … more

Giving Thanks for Religious Freedom, Despite Real Threats

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta used to observe that the saddest person is the one without gratitude, the one who feels he/she has nothing for which to thank God or somebody else. We Americans would … more
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