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As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed, I like to reflect on our beautiful Catholic customs surrounding the passing of people we love. Some of these points … more
Como saben, en mi primera columna de noviembre, mes de los Fieles Difuntos, me gusta reflexionar sobre nuestras hermosas costumbres católicas en torno al fallecimiento de las personas que amamos. … more
You sticking with me? This time of Eucharistic Revival I’ve been writing on the Holy Eucharist as a meal, a sacrifice and, now, as the Real Presence. Turn back the dial to the first Easter … more
Monday before last was Columbus Day, one of rejoicing here in the archdiocese, especially for our Italian community. The Mass in the cathedral, and the parade following, were glorious! The … more
El lunes pasado fue el día de Cristóbal Colon, uno jubileo aquí en la arquidiócesis, especialmente para nuestra comunidad italiana. ¡La Misa en la catedral y el desfile que siguió fueron … more
I’ve been writing about the bishops’ national initiative to engage upon a Eucharistic … more
These recent weeks have been “back to school” for so many of our youth, providing yet another occasion for us to celebrate … more
Consciente de que los católicos en los Estados Unidos hemos emprendido un Avivamiento Eucarístico, el mes pasado ofrecí un … more
Aware that we Catholics in America have undertaken a Eucharistic Revival, last month I offered a column on the centrality of the Mass in our lives, sparked by my visit on vacation in Ireland to one … more
Don’t you just hate to see August coming to an end? Our schoolkids—and even our teachers —sure do, … more
Let’s see; by my reckoning, I’ve been to Ireland close to two dozen times in my half-century as a seminarian in Rome and then … more
Como de costumbre, estoy un poco atrasado! Los invito a recordar nuestra … more
As usual, I am a bit behind! I invite you to recall our Bible reading from Mass last Sunday. Saint Paul instructs: "For freedom Christ set … more
Una de las ventajas de esta radiante temporada de Pascua son nuestras lecturas bíblicas en la Misa de los Hechos de los … more
One of the bonuses of this radiant Easter season is our Bible readings at Mass from the Acts of the Apostles. This book of the Bible was written by St. Luke the Evangelist, the inspired author of the … more
May holds up for us two towering features of our faith: Jesus, our Good Shepherd; and Mary, His Mother. In fact, this year, we rejoiced in both figures, as Mother’s Day occurred on Good Shepherd … more
On April 23, I had the privilege to spend the day with 700 high schoolers at our archdiocese’s “New York … more
While serving as Pastor in the Bronx, I had the privilege of knowing a very devout and prayerful woman. Her name was Virginia. Ginny, as she liked to be called, was a retired nurse. Ninety years … more
Puedo compartir una historia del velorio de Mamá que podría ayudarnos apreciar y comprender mejor el significado de los eventos sagrados que observamos en esta Semana Santa? Fue de ayuda para mí. … more
Can I share a story from Mom’s wake which might help us appreciate and understand better the meaning of the sacred events we observe this Holy Week? It sure helped me. So, in the midst of the … more
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