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Cardinal Dolan offered a heartfelt homily on Staten Island on Mother’s Day in memory of the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka that left more than 250 dead and hundreds … more
The May 3 United Nations’ observance of World Press Freedom Day was probably not something that most people marked on their calendars. That doesn’t mean it’s not a vitally important issue, … more
In Paris, on Monday of Holy Week, a fire of historic proportions occurred. Many thought Notre Dame Cathedral might be destroyed completely. A day or two later, we found that was not the case. … more
In the 13th century, while the long period of construction proceeded in Paris on the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, a young, carefree man in Italy was struggling to elevate his life. A nearby … more
After all the beautiful services of Holy Week, leading up to the glorious celebration of Easter Sunday Mass, the following thought entered my mind: What would we ever do without Jesus? Although it … more
Over the past week, I’ve spent a lot of time remembering Anne M. Buckley, the editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and one of the founders of CNY, who died April 23. She … more
Two events embodying the Paschal Mystery bracketed my Easter Sunday. On April 13, my wife and I flew to Paris for Holy Week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and her birthday. We arrived in … more
Every year during the Easter Triduum, the vocations office of the Archdiocese of New York joins the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre to run a retreat for the men who are considering a … more
As I get older, I become more aware of—and fascinated by—the way people arrive in our lives without warning and often change us, and the course of our life journey, without us realizing it until … more
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those of us fortunate to have our moms still with us will celebrate with them. In fact, I plan to spend Friday and Saturday with mine in St. Louis before … more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
El encuentro de los discípulos con el Resucitado fue el desencadenante de la fe pascual, fue también lo que motivó su retorno intempestivo a Jerusalén, ciudad de la que habían huido temerosos … more
Many of the vigil lights in Catholic churches today are electric. No doubt the fire departments and insurance companies are … more
When Detective Steven McDonald, New York's Irish-American hero cop, moved up the aisle of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in his wheelchair carrying the gifts for the Eucharist at the … more
Thank you for the wonderful photos of the unveiling of the glorious Rose Window at Blessed Sacrament Church in the April 11 issue. One gentle correction. The photographer was Chris Sheridan, not … more
Most Catholics in the United States are probably familiar with the CRS Rice Bowl program, which is a practical way to support Catholic Relief Services’ efforts toward development and relief … more
It’s spring at last, and my thoughts are turning, naturally, if a bit late, to spring cleaning. Not just the grab-the-mop, go-through-the-closets kind of cleaning, but the spiritual kind as well: … more
I was as devastated as anyone in France about the terrible Notre Dame Cathedral fire. My wife and I have had the good fortune to visit Paris multiple times, and one of the great treats of such a … more
It is a good thing to see the steps our archdiocese has taken to address the Church’s sex abuse crisis in CNY’s April 11 issue. However, it is starting to read like a scorecard with this much … more
Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “rising from the dead” (Mark 9:9-10)—because … more
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