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Draw Close During Holy Week

The days leading to Easter Sunday are called Holy Week for a reason. Catholic New York’s publication date coincides with Holy Thursday, right in the middle of Holy Week. It’s a time when we … more

Encuentro Real Con Jesús Resucitado

Según el Evangelio, después de los acontecimientos del Viernes Santo, algunos discípulos huyeron de Jerusalén atemorizados, con sus esperanzas rotas, pensando que la historia de Jesús de Nazaret … more

‘Pro-Life Voices’

Re: National Walkout Is Time of Prayer for Many Catholic Schools (CNY, March 15). The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., is a deliberate public effort to call attention to and … more

Sign of the Times

Re: George Weigel, “Parsing the T” (CNY, March 15). Weigel’s account of a mother bringing her daughter into the hair salon so the little girl’s doll could get a haircut … more

Example of St. Patrick Cited as Guide for Spreading Gospel

St. Patrick’s Day in New York began, as always, on Fifth Avenue, but not with a parade. That came later, and it was as heart-stirring as ever. The celebration opened early in the morning with the … more

A Miracle in Port Chester

Is nothing less than a miracle... Saturday night I offered Mass for the new parish of St. John Bosco in Port Chester. Sure, every Mass is a miracle, but that’s not the one I want to write … more

Spreading the Word About ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

The Catholic New York staff is very familiar with the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan. This issue, in fact, features a Page 4 story about a conference on civic … more

Anniversary Spotlights Pope’s Outreach, Mercy

Pope Francis celebrated the fifth anniversary of his papacy this week, reaching a milestone in a pontificate focused on the mercy of God, the joy of faith and love, and a call for the Church to serve … more

Eucaristía Como Actualización del Sacrificio de Cristo en la Cruz

La celebración de la Semana Santa nos lleva a reflexionar sobre el significado del sacrificio de Cristo en la cruz, su relación con la Última Cena y la Eucaristía. Hay que aclarar que Dios no … more

A Culture of Vocations

God is still calling men and women to the priesthood and religious life, but because of a culture that does not promote vocations they are not responding to His call. Father Christopher Argano, … more

Speaker on Mark

Thank you for the fine article, “Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration,” by John Woods (CNY, Editor’s Report, March 1). The appreciative audience was … more

John Paul II Biographer Hopes Latest Book Will Help Readers Know the Saint Better

George Weigel, best-selling author and biographer of Pope John Paul II, has written another book about the pope, but this one is different. His two-volume biography contains the extensive bibliographical data and endnotes that accompany a work of scholarship. The more

A Very Important Anniversary

February brings a lot of anniversaries for me. The 6th was, in Jack Benny’s vocabulary, the 29th anniversary of my 39th birthday; the 18th of this usually dreary month was my 6th … more

Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration

James Monti opened his seminar on Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie by making an admission most novice public speakers would not make. He confessed that his talk was his … more

Pause on ‘Dreamers’ Doesn’t Solve Their Plight

The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more

¿De Qué Están Llenas Nuestras Lámparas?

El papa Francisco, en su viaje apostólico al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), exhortó a los peruanos a “no dejarse robar la esperanza”, pues no estamos solos en medios de nuestras … more

Seeking Easter’s Hope Amid Lenten Sorrows

I stood in the upstairs hallway of our home recently, hugging my 12-year-old daughter, who was finally expressing outwardly the fears that must have been churning inside her for a day or so in the … more

‘I Sold Them Life’: Learning From the Angel of The Gap

Little did he know what a noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the … more

To Lent or Not to Lent?

Nathan is a 49-year-old “cradle Catholic” who received his grammar through high school education from the good sisters, brothers and priests. Growing up, he was a reliable altar server, a … more

Vocations Are Everyone’s Business

So I just call them?” “Yes, that’s what they’re praying for!” This was the short conversation I had with a friend just before calling the vocation director to apply to the seminary. I … more
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