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A Thanksgiving Prayer for Healing

Thanksgiving Day, and the entire long holiday weekend, is traditionally a time for families to come together—giving thanks for a festive meal shared with those we love, and relaxing afterward by … more

Solanus’ ‘Simple’ Faith Makes Him Perfectly Blessed For Our Times

My hunch that the celebration for newly Blessed Capuchin Father Solanus Casey at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers would be a special one turned out to be right on the mark. The monastery church on … more

Parusía y Juicio de Dios

Al cerrar el Año Litúrgico, los textos bíblicos propuestos en las lecturas de los últimos domingos, incluyendo los de la solemnidad de Cristo Rey, hacen referencia a los “últimos tiempos”, … more

Why ‘So Long to Belong?’

Re: the Oct. 26 Letter to the Editor, “Too Long to Belong.” As a convert and an RCIA coordinator, I have often received astonishment regarding the time commitment required for … more

Review in Order

I was appalled by Mr. Crowe’s letter (CNY, Oct. 26) describing the difficulty of the conversion process to become a Catholic. I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of his story, and if it is … more

‘Our Father’s’ Beginning

A very different prayer, the “Our Father,” begins like no other. The first four words, between Our Creator and His creations to His imperfect children, offer a relationship, an invitation … more

Marathon Lessons Apply to Life’s Course

Last Sunday’s New York Marathon seemed even more festive than ever. That’s good! After the tragedy on Halloween afternoon, we needed it! I’ve meditated before on the proposition … more

Sisters Stayed at Their Monastery Through It All

By the time we arrived at the Carmelite Sisters’ Monastery of St. Joseph in Trujillo Alto, our one-day visit to the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was nearly complete. Even before arriving, … more

We Can’t Just Turn Away

Have we learned to comprehend the incomprehensible? Do we express horror over mass killings in our cities, our small towns and even our churches, and then quickly forget about them as we go about forget about them as we go about our business? It can seem that way at times. … more

El Futuro Como Expectación y La Parusía

El hombre como “ser en el tiempo” es una realidad finita, su existencia temporal es sumamente limitada, efímera. Basta comparar el ciclo de vida de un ser humano, que en muy contados casos es … more

Scout Issue Not New

There appears to be some unrest with the concept of girls in Boy Scout units. (CNY, Oct. 26). This is not really new. There have been females in Scout units for years in Venture Crews, Explorers and … more

Good Starting Point

It was good to read Cardinal Dolan’s article on following Jesus’ mandate to the Church to teach and make disciples (CNY, Oct. 12), and to know how seriously he considers this … more

Evangelization Begins With Beauty and Truth, Bishop Barron Says

The dumbing down of the faith has been a pastoral disaster, significantly contributing to the mass exodus of now two generations from the Church. A childish, intellectually shallow religion simply … more

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Marginalized

The Agony of Asking Recently, I received a request to visit a nursing home on Long Island. I made my way through the Metro turnstile and boarded a subway bound for Penn Station, so I could … more

Puerto Rico, You Are Not Forgotten

Can I share with you a couple of matters on my mind, and, probably, on yours as well? One is the calamity in Puerto Rico. I’ve been on the phone a lot recently with the Archbishop of San … more

What We’re Working On

Every once in a while, it’s good to give our readers a progress report about some of the new things that Catholic New York is working on. As it happens, none of the three subjects I am about to … more

Puerto Rico’s Needs Hit Home

Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more

Diálogo y Verdad

La realización de un referéndum independentista en Cataluña el 1 de octubre de 2017, que había sido declarado ilegal por el tribunal español, y los hechos de violencia producidos a raíz de ese … more

Too Long to Belong

I just read an article by John Woods about Brandon Vogt’s new book, “Why I Am Catholic.” (CNY, Editor’s Report, Oct. 12). It was disturbing to read that for every new … more

‘Call to Discipleship’

On behalf of Ryan and Elizabeth Young, the members of the board of directors, and the countless volunteers and students who have responded to the call to discipleship at Fearless Retreats, thank … more
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