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Great Day to Walk

Many thanks to Catholic New York for helping the Volunteer Association of the Mary Manning Walsh Home make our 30th annual walkathon a huge success by publicizing the event. I received phone calls … more

How We Follow Jesus’ Mandate to Teach

They call it the “triple mandate of Jesus: to teach, to serve, to sanctify. Call it what you want, it’s the “mission statement” of His Church. Today I want to write … more

‘Why I Am Catholic’ Answers an Essential Question

It’s easy to be impressed by Brandon Vogt. He speaks confidently and directly, without any bluster or phoniness. What you see is what you get—straight-forward truth and conviction. Heck, he even … more

Rule Offers ‘Return to Common Sense’

The Trump administration’s decision to expand exemptions to the HHS mandate on contraception coverage in health insurance is a long overdue correction of a misguided rule. The interim rules … more

‘Todo Lo Puedo en Aquel Que Me Conforta’

No cabe duda que la entrega a la misión exige muchas renuncias de nuestra parte; además, Dios no nos ha prometido exonerarnos del sufrimiento y las persecuciones por causa del Evangelio. Jesús no … more

Joyful Mysteries in Our Lives

The stamp was crooked and streaky as if it had been overly licked and not easily coaxed into the upper right-hand corner of the yellowing envelope. She recognized her father's shaky handwriting … more

The Rosary: an Effective Means of Evangelization

Where we begin in the whole sacred process of evangelization is very important! Pope Francis has radiantly reminded us of this, hasn’t he? It’s not helpful to start with what the Church … more

Archdiocese Launches Pathways to Excellence II Schools’ Plan

Anyone who has been paying attention to Catholic education in … more

Their Limitations Did Not Define Their Priesthood

In a remarkable testament to the ministry of a martyred American … more

‘Hagan Lo Que Ellos Dicen...’

Jesús no era muy diplomático para decir las cosas claras, cuando, por ejemplo, se dirige a los maestros de la ley y fariseos, de quienes condena duramente su hipocresía y vacuidad (Cf., Mt 23, … more

‘Doing God’s Work’

With selfish and personal sadness, I read the announcement of the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh in your Sept. 13 issue. But I rejoiced that Cardinal Dolan has reappointed Bishop … more

Something Missing?

Re: Life Chain listings in the Sept. 14th issue. One Life Chain in Manhattan? With so many churches in that borough and people galore. One? What is wrong here? Maryl … more

Grateful and Hopeful

I was very grateful to read both the editorial and the article regarding the Bishops speaking out against racism (CNY, Aug. 31). Hopefully, the outcomes from the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism … more

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Deliver Keynote at Al Smith Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan will deliver the keynote address at the 72nd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday evening, Oct. 19, in Manhattan. Ryan, R-Wis., will share the dais … more

Catechetical Forums Focus on Discipleship

The 2017 Catechetical Forums will take place at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, Saturday, Oct. 14, and at Sacred Heart parish in Monroe, Saturday, Oct. 28. Auxiliary Bishop Dominick … more

‘Worthy Example’

In her column in the Aug. 31 issue, Claudia McDonnell captured how good friendships can be as meaningful, especially for children, as close family relatives. Support in life can be very … more

Sharing Struggles

Thank you to Mary DeTurris Poust for her reflections in her latest column (CNY, Aug. 31). By sharing her difficult experience of early summer, she did a great service. Too often, we conceal … more

Beautiful Sights

Thank you for putting such wonderful pictures on the front and back pages of Catholic New York. I’m a senior lady (80), and most times I feel very troubled about young adults. The team … more

Antifa’s Violent, Too

Re: your editorial, “Nation’s Bishops Speaking Out Against Racism,” which commends the bishops for taking a major step to address the problem of racism by forming an Ad Hoc … more

We All Want to Help When Tragedy Strikes, But How

This is the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. Our hearts are broken these days, over the suffering of people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean due to storms and … more
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