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This is a resurrection story. It is about Kaitlyn Bernhardt, a teenage girl from Brooklyn, who became sick with a severe form of bone cancer, just before she was about to enter Bishop Kearney High … more
Lent is a good time to recharge your spiritual batteries. In my case, I didn’t have to go far to accomplish that two Fridays ago. All it took was an eight-block walk down First Avenue from our … more
Catholic school kids in the archdiocese are practicing the virtue of daily prayer during the 40-day season of Lent that began Ash Wednesday, March 6. They’re seeking to amplify their prayers by … more
Through the years, I’ve covered my share of Catechetical Forums, the gatherings held each October in two locations in the archdiocese. There are a few reasons I like to go. For one, catechists are … more
The fallout continues here in the Archdiocese of New York over the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) ingloriously … more
Cardinal John O’Connor was a powerhouse of faith during his 16 years as Archbishop of New York and 54 years of priesthood. His legacy is keenly felt in many arenas, but nowhere more so than the … more
Cardinal John O’Connor was a powerhouse of faith during his 16 years as Archbishop of New York and 54 years of priesthood. His legacy is keenly felt in many arenas, but nowhere more so than the … more
Every so often, Father Joseph Tierney will be in his office at Cardinal Hayes High School and look outside to see a mother passing by with her young son about age 10. Invariably, he said, the mother … more
One of the best things about the holiday season is spending time with family members and friends. Since Thanksgiving, we’ve been fortunate to spend time in the company of relatives from three … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon is often cited as the official kickoff to the Christmas season in New York, and it sure felt that way to the 810 guests at the 73rd gathering held in the … more
Last Saturday, I accompanied my wife to the Funeral Mass of her 87-year-old uncle at a parish church in Garfield, N.J., not an uncommon experience for us these days as the older generation in our … more
When the phone call came from one of the organizers of “Care for Creation: Hearing Earth’s Cry and Responding With Hope,” asking if Catholic New York would cover the daylong conference, my … more
Each October, for the past half dozen years, I have made a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., to attend a meeting of the CPA-CNS Liaison Committee. The acronyms represent the Catholic Press … more
If you are looking to see a good example of how an active and vibrant parish functions on Sunday mornings, you should visit … more
When I received the email about last week’s America Media program on “Pope Francis: The Foundations of His Papacy,” I found it easy to say yes. After all, the Sept. more
A palpable sense of energy and activity pervaded St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie last Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Hahn,… more
The unrelenting news cycle has not been kind to the Church this summer, starting with the sex abuse allegations … more
Like many of you, I set aside a book or two to take on vacation. In Cape Cod last week, I read one that brought me so much satisfaction and joy that I wanted to share it with you. more
Count me firmly among those who hope all the “obituaries” written last week about the New York Daily News were extremely premature. As a reader for many years, I’ve certainly watched the … more
Beginning in September, Catholic New York will publish a monthly section of eight to 12 pages in Spanish as part of its regular newspaper edition. The pullout section is planned to run in the … more
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