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Father George Sears, the director of vocations for the archdiocese, said the new regional approach to priestly vocations … more
On April 23, I had the privilege to spend the day with 700 high schoolers at our archdiocese’s “New York … more

I recently did a search of my past Life Lines columns to find something I wrote here six years ago: “Sometimes … more

Hemos dicho que la moral no puede quedarse en el planteamiento de principios abstractos con pretensión … more
What if there are not one but two chasms that divide Americans today? One chasm separates the reds and blues, the ideologically conservative … more
Sharon Tate was a young, ambitious reporter working for a struggling local newspaper. Like many recently . … more
Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia … more
A shadow lies over Easter this year, dimming, in a way, the light … more
In both the Roman and Byzantine liturgical calendars, Lent … more
La verdad se nos revela, sobre todo, en el acto de juzgar. Aristóteles … 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
With Lent turning toward Holy Week and Easter, this is a time of year many people like to take up some spiritual reading. I would like to suggest “On Second Thoughts: A Book of Stories” by Father … more
We are nearing the end of our 40-day pilgrimage through Lent, but the truth is that we are on a pilgrimage that never ends. Our entire spiritual life is pilgrimage, and while our destination (eternal … more
Matt Martinusen lost his job at a precarious time. He was the sole breadwinner, and his wife, Lisa, a stay-at-home mom, had just had their third baby. The non-profit Matt had been working for was … more
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam called Thomas More “omnium horarum homo,” Latin for “a man ready for whatever may come,” or … 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
La invasión de Rusia a Ucrania vuelve a poner en debate la cuestión de si puede justificarse alguna “intervención militar” en contra de otro país, bajo el argumento de la “seguridad … more
This is a true story. Michael had a younger brother named Roy, who was a medical doctor. On the day of Roy’s 40th birthday, his wife, Rachel, called Michael with an urgent plea. This is a … 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
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