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At times, being the editor of Catholic New York brings me to places I would otherwise have no business going. One of those times occurred this month when I went out to Huntington, L.I., to cover a … more
I have been watching with concern the news about parents protesting what their children are being taught in school. The parents say that their kids are being indoctrinated with leftist political … more
Some years ago, a Catholic prep school invited me to address its parents’ association on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, stressing human and … more
La Iglesia enseña que el hombre puede llegar a un conocimiento cierto de la existencia de Dios por la sola luz natural de la razón. Según esto, es de fe que podemos llegar por la razón a saber … more
Everyone seems to lament the divisiveness in our society today—in politics, culture, schools, even within our beloved Church. One thing that seems to unite all sides is the worry that our world … more
La fecha de publicación del último número de Catholic New York resultó ser el 7 de octubre, que es la Fiesta del Santo Rosario.Cuanto más envejezco, ¡y te … more
Dr. Scott Hahn, the noted theologian and evangelist, kept it all in the family—the Holy Family, that is—in his public lecture at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Oct. 1. Acknowledging … more
When I signed onto Facebook this week, I found a private message from someone who told me that a Life Lines column I wrote about surrender eight years ago had been instrumental in helping her let go … more
We never really outgrow the desire for a bedtime story. It just takes different forms when we’re older: Netflix, the evening news, Instagram Stories. But the original cannot be improved upon, … more
It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway … more
El Evangelio nos pone en guardia frente a los peligros de las riquezas, y de los obstáculos para el seguimiento de Jesús (Cf., Mc 10, 17-30). Se nos relata el episodio de una persona (Mateo dice … more
The publication date of this issue of Catholic New York happens to be October 7, which is the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The older I get— and I’m catching up with you!—the more I depend on … more
Some people are mystified by the way secular words have come into our language as contractions for, corruptions of or calculated contradictions to religious phrases and sacred concepts. One … more
On Sunday afternoon, the Sheen Center in lower Manhattan hosted its first live event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Appropriately enough, the reopening was for a … more
Being part of something new is a great adventure. Catholic New York was something new, and it has been one of the great adventures of my life. It has shaped and directed my life more than I could … more
Hay preguntas existenciales que muchos se hacen y que parecen no tener una respuesta clara y convincente, tales como ¿Por qué debemos practicar la justicia cuando parece que al justo siempre le va … more
My last column covered the opening of the year for our Catholic schools, which was healthy, safe, and encouraging, to no one’s surprise, since we did likewise a year ago. Back then it was a big … more
En mi última columna cubrió la apertura del año para nuestras escuelas católicas, que fue saludable, segura, y alentadora, y para nadie fue una sorpresa, ya que hicimos lo mismo hace un año. En … more
It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative … more
As far as signs of progress go, the Out and About listings in this issue of Catholic New York might not be on many people’s Top Ten list, but they are on mine. There are about a dozen listings for … more
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