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This is the column I hoped I would never have to write. As I sit here on Tuesday morning, our final deadline day, my assignment is to close up shop at Catholic New York, my workplace of the past 27 … more
One morning in late September 1981, I entered the newsroom of Catholic New York in Manhattan and walked to my desk. On top of it, and on top of every other desk, fresh from the press, lay the first … more
Let us stipulate that the terms “international community” and “rules-based international order” have often been reduced to meaningless word-salads. Let’s further stipulate that some who … more
¿Existen realmente los ángeles o son simples personificaciones de ciertos atributos y acciones divinas? La pregunta tiene sentido, pues, ya desde los tiempos de Jesús, había quienes negaban la … more
As you know, my first column in November, the month of the Faithful Departed, I like to reflect on our beautiful Catholic customs surrounding the passing of people we love. Some of these points … more
Como saben, en mi primera columna de noviembre, mes de los Fieles Difuntos, me gusta reflexionar sobre nuestras hermosas costumbres católicas en torno al fallecimiento de las personas que amamos. … more
The visit by Staten Island Borough President Vito J. Fossella to Blessed Sacrament School was rather remarkable, both for what he said and for what he did, at the Oct. 24 press briefing. Cardinal … more
A few months back, my husband, Dennis, called me from work and said, “I have to tell you something that is going to make you cry.” He followed it immediately with assurances that nothing was … more
It started with news from Camp Wapo, the Bible camp I’d attended as a kid. The camp counselors in Amery, Wis., enforce a strict no cell-phone policy: Ditch your iPhone when you arrive, get it back … more
In 1786, at age 60 and after a long career as a successful Venetian painter, Giandomenico Tiepolo, also known as Domenico Tiepolo, retired from painting to devote himself to the creation of a series … more
You sticking with me? This time of Eucharistic Revival I’ve been writing on the Holy Eucharist as a meal, a sacrifice and, now, as the Real Presence. Turn back the dial to the first Easter … more
El apóstol Pedro nos dice que “nuestro enemigo el Diablo, como león rugiente, ronda buscando a quién devorar” (1Pe 5, 8). Por ello, debemos “resistirle firmes en la fe” (1Pe 5, 9). Dios no … more
With a wooden ladle in one hand and her plastic recipe card in the other, Mrs. J. made her way from the kitchen stove to the hall corridor. She elbowed open the door leading to their finished … more
The Catholic New York office at the New York Catholic Center is a short walk from the Center for Migration Studies of New York on East 60th Street near the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. I have not made … more
I read something long ago that always comes back to me at this time of year. It was a comment by an author; I don’t recall which one, but it might have been the English novelist and poet Thomas … more
Writing my new book, “To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II” (Basic Books), afforded me the welcome opportunity to dig into the Council’s 16 texts and the many fine commentaries … more
El papa Francisco, en múltiples ocasiones, se ha referido a la realidad y actuación del demonio en nuestro tiempo (Cf., Ángelus del 19 de julio de 2020; Audiencia General del miércoles 1 de mayo … more
Monday before last was Columbus Day, one of rejoicing here in the archdiocese, especially for our Italian community. The Mass in the cathedral, and the parade following, were glorious! The … more
El lunes pasado fue el día de Cristóbal Colon, uno jubileo aquí en la arquidiócesis, especialmente para nuestra comunidad italiana. ¡La Misa en la catedral y el desfile que siguió fueron … more
Two days before the beginning of the fall 40 Days for Life campaign on Sept. 28, Auxiliary Bishop Peter Byrne … more
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