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One of the more common concerns expressed by Catholics and other people of faith is that something is missing from their prayer life. It may be that they are having trouble finding the words to … more
Over the last couple of weekends, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading “Sons of St. Patrick” around the house, so much so that my wife began to wonder out loud what exactly I was … more
Each biweekly issue of Catholic New York is sent to approximately 129,000 subscribers, either through the U.S. Postal Service or via bulk delivery to parish churches here in the archdiocese. Almost … more
Linda English was speaking about something that happened nearly three months ago, only her enthusiasm made it seem the event had occurred this week. She was describing a cluster mission that took … more
We’re in the middle of Catholic Schools Week, which extends through Saturday. Activities and special celebrations are taking place at many Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese, as we told … more
The bond between New Yorkers and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald is a very strong one that grew over more than three decades from the day he was shot by a teen assailant while on duty as a police … more
The Sisters of Charity of New York will celebrate a very important milestone this year, the bicentennial of their establishment on Aug. 13, 1817. The sisters also have sponsored and served in some … more
Father Jamie Dennis said he gave a lot of thought to the homily he would deliver on the Feast of St. Lucy, the patron saint of the blind. His congregation in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick’s … more
Tom and Lyn Scheuring, the founding directors of LAMP Catholic Ministries, recently stopped by our offices to let me know about LAMP’s 35th anniversary. They were fresh from a Mass the day before … more
Una reunión no es normalmente mi idea de la mejor forma de una tarde, especialmente si el tema no se centra directamente en nuestro trabajo aquí en Catholic New York. Pero a veces hay que hacer … more
A meeting is not normally my idea of the ideal way to spend an afternoon, especially if the topic isn’t directly focused on our work here at Catholic New York. Sometimes, exceptions have to be … more
Writing this column on Tuesday afternoon, I have no idea of how the presidential election will turn out when the polls close a few hours from now, which is just as well. Like everyone else, I have … more
The upcoming TCS New York City Marathon will have more than 50,000 participants. Unfortunately, Patrick Powers was not selected in the race’s lottery. That left his dream of running the Nov. 6 race … more
If you have an interest in New York Church history and happen to be in the vicinity of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, you might want stop by for the open house hosted by Archives of the … more
In case you haven’t heard about the archdiocese’s new plan for the Catholic online learning platform FORMED.org, I want to share some information I gathered this past weekend. Much of it came … more
Photographer Joe Vericker recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So I didn’t. He offered to let Catholic New York publish some of the photos that he had taken for the archdiocese during … more
St. Teresa of Kolkata’s compassionate care for the poor, the sick and the abandoned of India’s slums brought her recognition the world over, though by her own account, she probably would have … more
Joanne Blaney, the mission services director at Maryknoll, could use a few more lay missioners like, well, herself. She served just shy of two decades during two stints as a lay missioner in Brazil, … more
Msgr. Hugh Corrigan’s history of “The Parish of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception, Yonkers, 1848-2016” was a long time coming before it was published this summer. Msgr. Corrigan said … more
It’s easy to be discouraged by what we’ve seen happen around us in the United States, and on the world scene, since Catholic New York’s last issue was published two weeks ago. Since then, … more
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