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A remarkable retreat-style meeting took place June 9-10 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie involving a few dozen members of the John 17 Movement, which promotes the unity of all believers in … more
It’s now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was and always will be “the Old … more
With extra time on their hands because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people have decided to declutter their homes and discard what they no longer need. This often means tossing items that have … more
The sense of place and pull to the wild that inspired Nick Ripatrozone’s new book are tucked in his very name. The rip-roaring surname is the name of a mountain town in central Italy, which the … more
La Eucaristía ocupa en lugar especialísimo dentro de los siete sacramentos, pues en ella no sólo se nos confiere la gracia, sino que se hace presente el mismo autor de la Gracia, Jesucristo, quien … more
Since Pentecost Sunday almost a month ago, our Catholic calendar has been full of moving feasts. I’m thinking of Trinity Sunday, a week after Pentecost; Corpus Christi, the following Sunday; the … more
Recientemente tuve un sábado muy agradable. Primero, camino a la parroquia de Santa Columba en Chester para bendecir la expansión de su cementerio y su nuevo patio de juegos, ambos logrados a … more
When he first began as chief operating officer of the nonprofit Care for the Homeless in 2016, Ronald Lawson thought that if he worked hard every day, he “would be helping our organization go out … more
Last week I was working out in a corner of our backyard where I decided to create a meditation garden. The area, which had once been home to a swing set, had become overrun with weeds and was, for … more
The spring is truly a beautiful time of the year. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we see signs of life returning all around us. It is a season that lifts the human spirit. The … more
Currently streaming on Disney+ is the 2021 Christopher Award-winning feature film “Clouds,” based on Laura Sobiech’s 2014 memoir “Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small … more
En el pasaje del Evangelio correspondiente al VII Domingo de Pascua (Cf., Jn 17, 11b-19), que es parte del texto de san Juan conocido como la “Oración Sacerdotal de Jesús” y que pertenece a los … more
A week or so ago, I had a very pleasant Saturday. First, way up to St. Columba Parish in Chester to bless the expansion of their cemetery, and their new playground—both accomplished through Renew … more
We all know that fatherhood has its pleasures and its pains. Witnessing offspring grow into healthy, intelligent and productive citizens makes a father feel as tall as a mountain and proud beyond … more
The special section wrapping around the outside of this issue of Catholic New York is close to our hearts. As you can see, it features profiles about the 10 men Cardinal Dolan will ordain to the … more
The phone rang as I was getting ready to go to Mass. It was a weekday, not a Sunday, but I didn’t have much time to spare. The call was from my friend Vicki. “I want you to come over and see … more
Unfortunately forgotten in most U.S. Catholic circles today, Cardinal Albert Gregory Meyer, archbishop of Milwaukee from 1953 to 1958 and archbishop of Chicago from 1958 to 1965, was one of the … more
It’s a wonderful season in nature, is it not? Warm breezes, May sunshine, growing leaves, gardens, and grass—unless you’re like me, sneezing with allergies! Plus, it’s a wonderful season … more
Este pasado fin de semana tuve la alegría de regresar a casa en San Louis — finalmente, para ver a mi madre y a la familia — para ser parte de la Primera Comunión de mi sobrino nieto, Charlie … more
A diferencia del anterior Código de Derecho Canónico del año 1917, que en el canon 1013 & 1 estableció como fin primario del matrimonio “la procreación y la educación de la prole”, el … more
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