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I trust you have not forgotten that Pope Francis has declared this the Year of St. Joseph. We sure need his example and intercession. We sure need him to bring us closer to Jesus and Mary.His big … more
Confío en que no hayan olvidado que el Papa Francisco ha declarado este año, el Año de San José. Seguro que necesitamos su ejemplo e intercesión. Seguro que lo necesitamos para acercarnos a … more
God told us, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day!”For two millennia, we Catholics have believed that we best keep Holy the Lord’s Day by Sunday Mass!Yes, for the last year, … more
Feast of Saint JosephMarch 19, 2021Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,In announcing a year of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis shared that he has been offering this prayer to the foster father of Jesus … more
Estando ad portas de celebrar la semana santa (que se inicia con el Domingo de Ramos), que tiene como centro el Triduo Pascual (Pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús), reflexionaremos sobre el … more
Fiesta de San José 19 de marzo del 2021 Estimados Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo, Al anunciar un año de San José, el Papa Francisco compartió que ha estado ofreciendo esta oración al … more
Freedom! We hear that word a lot these days. Actually, we humans have been hearing a lot about it since the Garden of Eden! Freedom! It’s a special, cherished, almost sacred word … more
Sorry to bring it up. If not now, during Lent, when? I’m talking about sin. We Catholics are often criticized as “hung up” on sin, guilt ridden, oppressed, negative, beating ourselves up … more
Hace un par de semanas, justo después de la investidura de nuestro nuevo presidente, fui invitado al agradable programa de radio semanal, “El rabino y el reverendo”, con mis amigos el rabino … more
A couple weeks ago, right after the inauguration of our new president, I was a guest on the enjoyable weekly radio show, “The Rabbi and the Rev,” with my friends Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and the … more
I needed that! Last week, I visited the Father Vincent Capodanno Academy, an excellent Catholic elementary school on Staten Island. While I often happily visit one of our grade or high schools, … more
Por qué ¿Ustedes los católicos están tan obsesionados con el aborto?” esto me preguntó un líder político bastante conocido. “Bueno, déjame decirle a usted,” le respondí … more
Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political leader asked me. “Well, let me tell you,” I happily replied. “For one, thanks for acknowledging how … more
Cardinal Dolan,” the reporter asked, “isn’t it difficult for us to believe in a loving, providential God in the face of all the suffering we have seen in 2020?” Fair enough question, … more
Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas present last week, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Good historian that he is, the Holy Father realized … more
El Papa Francisco nos dio una regalo temprano antes de Navidad la semana pasada, el 8 de diciembre, fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María.Buen … more
Waiting...one of the most frustrating exercises in our human condition.Wait we must...in traffic, in line at the store, for the results of a test, for the stew to be done, for a live voice to come on … more
The following quote is attributed to Jackie Kennedy, who observed “Mother Church is at her best when she welcomes a baby at baptism, or bids someone farewell at a funeral.”Quite a … more
Last Saturday, “All Hallows Eve,” October 31, was a day of grace!I had the honor and joy, with hundreds of others—the crowd would have been tens of thousands were it not for the … more
Let me say it again! God can—and does—bring good out of evil.Lord knows, there’s a lot of evil these months. Our city, our beloved country, our world community—yes, even our … more
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