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When I was leaving my gynecologist’s office recently, I exited the building with a younger couple leaving the same practice. I guessed that they likely were there for a pregnancy checkup and … more
Last Saturday, “All Hallows Eve,” October 31, was a day of grace!I had the honor and joy, with hundreds of others—the crowd would have been tens of thousands were it not for the … more
El Evangelio de Marcos, es el único de los evangelistas que recoge una muy corta parábola del Reino de Dios (de solo cuatro versículos), conocida como la parábola de la semilla que crece por sí … more
Ninety percent of all human communication takes place from the neck up. The remaining 10 percent consists mostly of body language below our collarbone, which includes our often-taken-for-granted … more
When Father Michael McGivney is beatified on Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Conn., it will be a signal honor for the Knights of Columbus, which he founded in 1882, as … more
Great Britain’s parliamentary democracy has no constitutional text, but rather a “constitution” composed of centuries of legal traditions and precedents. So when British courts make grave … more
I often watch the television game show “Jeopardy,” and I find that it can be a mental workout, with plenty of questions I can’t answer. So I was delighted one evening when the final question … more
Let me say it again! God can—and does—bring good out of evil.Lord knows, there’s a lot of evil these months. Our city, our beloved country, our world community—yes, even our … more
La tercera encíclica del papa Francisco “Fratelli Tutti”, como él mismo lo precisa, es una encíclica social; la cual no tiene como propósito resumir la doctrina del amor fraterno, sino … more
Este viernes tengo el honor de ofrecer una misa conmemorativa para una mujer notable, Stephanie O’Keefe, la madre de mi maravillosa asistente administrativa, Ann O’Keefe Bave, quien fue al Señor … more
Parishioners of St. Mary-St. Peter in Kingston, in the archdiocese’s northern reaches, turned out at the five parish Masses this past weekend to say thank you to Father Daniel Maichiki, a priest … more
When I arrived at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondack Mountains last month to lead a retreat, I was excited but nervous. As is always the case when I lead a group, I want to be sure I give … more
This has been a difficult year. Whichever way we look at it, either from a secular perspective or a religious one, we will not be sorry to see 2020 end. From the tragic stories about the coronavirus … more
Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some kind of indication that, though … more
Es posible hacer realidad la utopía de la paz y solidaridad mundial? En principio una utopía, no es una falsa conciencia, sino un ideal motivador para la acción, ideal basado en una visión … more
This Friday I have the honor of offering a Memorial Mass for a remarkable woman, Stephanie O’Keefe, the mother of my wonderful administrative assistant, Ann O’Keefe Bave, who went to … more
Garbage collection and recycling days can differ for many reasons, not the least of which is location, location, location. I recall the first time I visited a recreational theme park and discovered … more
Can it really be five years since Pope Francis was among us New Yorkers in person at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, Central Park, the United Nations, the National Sept. 11 Memorial … more
For our families whose loved ones died during this time of pandemic, we express our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Our funeral rites are a great consolation and help us to express our love for those … more
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” the poet John Keats called this time of the year in his ode “To Autumn.” The words evoke a peaceful scene, a season suited to reflection and grateful … more
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