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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
“My family—sisters Deb and Lisa, brothers Bob and Pat, plus numerous nieces and nephews—and I, are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy, support, and prayers following … more
“¡Vuelve a mí con todo tu corazón!”        Esa exhortación, del Señor a Su Pueblo Elegido de Israel, resuena a lo largo … more
“Come back to me with all your heart!” That exhortation, from the Lord to His Chosen People of Israel, echoes throughout God’s Holy Word in the Bible. Think of the truths of that divine … more
Only you fans of “Catholic Jeopardy” would know this: Classically, in our Catholic calendar, each of the twelve months is dedicated to a title of Jesus, an event in His life, a name given Him, … more
Solo los apasionados del juego “Jeopardy Católico,” sabrán esto: Clásicamente, en nuestro calendario Católico, cada uno de los doce meses están dedicado a un título de Jesús, un evento en … more
He was a very intelligent man, a research scientist at a nearby corporation, and he wanted to become a Catholic. This probably had something to do with the reality that his wife, and the mother of … more
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