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Kevin Gallagher, who had served as a priest of the archdiocese since his ordination in 1998, has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state by the Vatican’s Congregation … more
The mood of our beloved country is not good, is it? As I listen to people, I hear more and more observe, “Something is deeply wrong with the world, and with … more
Because of my peripatetic lifestyle, I’ve attended Mass at many parishes. For the past 20 years, I’ve probably worshipped at 30 different Catholic churches across America each year … more
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
I was saddened to read about Msgr. John Woolsey’s death (CNY, Aug. 4), as we were childhood friends brought up in Kingston. The tributes by Msgr. Peter Finn wonderfully highlighted Msgr. … more
Anthony and Teresa Stellabotte attributed their longevity in life and marriage to patience, prayer and faith. The parishioners of St. Ann’s on Staten Island have been married 72 years, … more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, had a lot to say about climate change, and the importance of the Paris climate agreement, in his May 24 meeting with President Donald Trump … more
It was disappointing, although not surprising, to read the editorial (CNY, May 25) describing the Notre Dame students who protested Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech as a … more
Recently, I traveled to Guatemala to gain insight into the reasons why so many people in poverty stricken countries seek to immigrate to our country. I witnessed great poverty and met victims of … more
lfred E. Smith dinner, mark October 20, 2016, as the date when the Archdiocese of New York reached an all-time low representing its constituents. When arguably the premier charitable Catholic … more
A Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic procession followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament commemorated 25 years of Perpetual Adoration for Our Lady of the Eucharist Perpetual Adoration Chapel … more
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I am responding to a recent letter from Patrick O’Connor of the Bronx (CNY, May 26) that disapproved of the CNY coverage of Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J. Instead of bemoaning “the … more
Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent marriage rite was wrong (CNY, Aug. 18). I am grateful to Archbishops Joseph Kurtz and Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard Malone for defending the … more
Once again I feel the need to protest George Weigel’s column (CNY, Aug. 18). In this case, he attacks the Washington Post for not being as smart as he is about the Catholic Church. George … more
I’m just a simple truck driver, un hombre sincero. One thing I can’t abide is the part of the Mass where the congregation now says, “…we give You thanks for Your … more
A new series from the Augustine Institute seeks to answer the question, “What is it that is so special about the Eucharist?” The Augustine Institute is the creator of the online Catholic platform … more
As always, the United Nations has a full agenda as it begins its 71st session of the General Assembly this week. And, as always, the Vatican’s mission to the world body—officially the … more
It’s typical to see small cardboard boxes around Catholic churches and schools at this time of year. Many will have a short prayer and religious image printed on them with the words, “My Lenten … more
Nancy Lewis knew her uncle only through the stories she heard and always had hoped to bring him home for burial next to his parents. She took a DNA test, a match was found, and U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. … more
I am terribly disappointed to find out that Cardinal Dolan will be participating in the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20 (CNY, Jan. 5). President-elect Trump has … more
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