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As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect … more
I first got to know Sister Johanne McCarthy, C.S.J., about 18 months ago when she wrote to complain that our Albany diocesan newspaper wasn’t giving religious sisters the same treatment … more
Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was … more
A few weeks ago, just before Halloween, I was in the car looking for something to listen to on the radio. As I scrolled through the channels, I was very surprised when I heard Christmas music. I … more
A blessed Advent Season! We all know that these four weeks (less this year) of Advent offer the invitation to prepare for the coming of Christ. Wait a minute, though! Didn’t Christ … more
El Sínodo de la Amazonía ha vuelto a poner el tema de la inculturación del Evangelio como uno de los desafíos permanentes de la Iglesia. De nuevo se pone la cuestión de las relaciones entre … more
George was a three-and-a-half-year-old inquisitive half-pint. When his parents brought him to church, he had to clench his tiny fists atop the backrest of the pew in front of him and stand on tippy … more
Ascension parish on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is marking its 125th anniversary year, beginning this month. The parish committee has sought to plan commemorations that “would have an impact on … more
This year’s Thanksgiving Day falls on the latest possible date: Nov. 28. We have to wait for it through almost the entire month of November, and that is good preparation for the more important … more
ROME. Even the greatest enthusiasts of the present pontificate might not assert that Pope Francis has an inspiring liturgical style. Like the old-school Jesuit he resembles in many ways, the Holy … more
An ancient prayer I’ve uttered upon awakening for 30 years became a rock I clung to during a traumatic experience. Metropolitan Philaret, an Orthodox bishop in the early 19th century, penned the … more
It’s the first question we ask each other these days of November:“Where will you be for Thanksgiving?” And for most of us fortunate ones, the reply is “With my family at … more
Es la primera pregunta que nos hacemos en estos días de noviembre: “¿Dónde estarás para el Día de Acción de Gracias?” Y para la mayoría … more
Durante la realización del Sínodo de la Amazonía (del 6 al 27 de octubre de 2019), un hecho anecdótico ha llamado la atención y ha generado polémica a través de la prensa; nos referimos a unas … more
La parroquia de la Ascensión en la sección del Upper West Side de Manhattan esta celebrando su 125 aniversario a partir de este mes. El comité parroquial ha tratado de planificar conmemoraciones … more
A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
I returned home from work one day recently to see a For Sale sign on the lawn of our elderly neighbors, a retired Army doctor and nurse. They’ve been living on our street since the houses were … more
It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a … more
At the heart of any vocation to the priesthood should be the desire to bring Jesus to the people. Our ministry and ordination puts us in the unique and privileged position of bringing the Good … more
El Libro de los Macabeos nos narra la historia de un grupo de judíos que se resisten a abandonar sus tradiciones religiosas y sucumbir al proceso de helenización impulsado por el rey Antíoco IV … more
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