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Re: the Editor’s Report (CNY, Aug. 30). It seems to me that our response to the priests and deacons at Mass has taken on a more penetrating and heartfelt appeal these days. When I acknowledge … more
Although I have had a lifelong struggle with the Rosary—I’ve always considered myself Rosary-challenged—I started praying this prayer more frequently of late, thanks to the encouragement of … more
Never forget my brothers, the priesthood is true and good and beautiful because it belongs to Jesus. He is the great High Priest.” These were the words spoken by Father Chris Martin, the … more
Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months earlier when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special. She and her husband, … more
As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed… more
En la Biblia, el pobre, el huérfano y la viuda son el prototipo de personas excluidas de la sociedad, los más pobres entre los pobres; por ello, ya desde el Antiguo Testamento Dios aparece como su … more
Fight for Identity In the 1995 movie, “Citizen X,” there is a particularly powerful scene that can contribute to every discussion of what a man is and what a woman is. In a 23-second exchange … more
No matter how many times we read or hear that homelessness is rising in New York City, the numbers never fail to shock. Last week, however, a report on a subset of the homeless … more
Each October, for the past half dozen years, I have made a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., to attend a meeting of the CPA-CNS Liaison Committee. The acronyms represent the Catholic Press … more
You are aware, I trust, that these weeks of October are designated Respect Life Month. As Pope Francis recently observed, almost all our problems and woes can be traced back to a loss of reverence … more
In two weeks, we will mark the day when the guns of World War I fell silent, the fighting stopped and the Armistice was signed. It happened 100 years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918. Observing that … more
Pole that he was, Karol Wojtyla had a well-developed sense of historical irony. So from his present position in the Communion of Saints, he might be struck by the ironic fact that the Synod on … more
Confió que ustedes están conscientes, que estas semanas de octubre son designadas al Mes del Respeto a la Vida.Como observó recientemente el Papa Francisco, casi todos nuestros … more
El papa Francisco, en la Exhortación Pastoral Evangelii Gaudium, al hablar del impuso misionero, ha vuelto a traer a colación el tema de la acedia, nos habla de la “acedia pastoral” que lleva a … more
The “Harvest of the Soul” by Claudia McDonnell (CNY, Sept. 27) was really wonderful. I agree with her in so many ways. The hot summer days make you wish for cooler weather. Fall makes things new … more
Some friends are temporary. Some are work friends. Some are good-time pals. But there is another kind of friend, more rare and precious. These are the friends chosen and ordained by God to … more
With respect to the three letters to the editor that appeared in Catholic New York’s Aug. 30 issue, it should be noted that it is not supposed to be the function of a newspaper to condemn or … more
Listen, don’t lecture, if you want to engage young people in the life of the Church. That’s the advice of bishops and others participating in the Synod of Bishops on “young people, the faith … more
If you are looking to see a good example of how an active and vibrant parish functions on Sunday mornings, you should visit … more
I stood in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express in Syracuse one recent Saturday morning … more
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