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Mario Quinsata, age 68: “I was never allowed to go inside the building to visit my mom and dad who reside on the second floor of an assisted living residence in a neighboring state. They are 92 and … more
For more than a century, the Ladies of Charity of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York have banded together as a corps of volunteers who give their time to bring comfort to those in … more
I have always been intrigued by the journey that Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem just before the birth of Jesus. What was it like to travel the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem, about 70 miles, … more
How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving: “Prison Journal, … more
Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas present last week, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Good historian that he is, the Holy Father realized … more
Re: Carol Zimmermann’s article “Court Unsure of President Trump’s Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Census” (CNY, Dec. 3). With all due respect to Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville and … more
El Papa Francisco nos dio una regalo temprano antes de Navidad la semana pasada, el 8 de diciembre, fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María.Buen … more
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, also marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Dorothy Day, whose social justice advocacy on behalf of the Catholic Worker movement, which she … more
As we come to the end of 2020, many of us will be glad to see the calendar change. From the coronavirus to murder hornets, civil unrest and a contentious election, this has not been an easy year. Who … more
Advent in our modern world has long been behind the cultural eight ball. It’s a season of waiting in a world of instant gratification, a season of quiet anticipation in a world of noisy … more
Synchronicity. That’s the word one journalist used in a Nov. 3 Instagram post to describe the fact that Election Day fell on the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, the patron saint of social … more
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven’s birth. Although the exact date of his birth is not known, he was baptized into the Catholic faith on Dec. 17, 1770, and … more
Waiting...one of the most frustrating exercises in our human condition.Wait we must...in traffic, in line at the store, for the results of a test, for the stew to be done, for a live voice to come on … more
El cristianismo es siempre un mensaje de esperanza basada en las promesas de Dios: esperamos “cielos nuevos y tierra nueva” (Cf., Is 65, 17; 2Pe 3, 13; Ap 21, 1). Se trata de una esperanza … more
“I want to go with Sissy and Margot,” asserted their overly adventurous underage sister. “No,” replied mom and dad in unison. Four-year-old Terry had learned that whenever her parents were … more
I caught up with Deacon Kevin Panameño in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, shortly after he and eight classmates were ordained to the transitional diaconate Nov. 7. He was sharing … more
November traditionally has been dedicated to praying for our deceased brothers and sisters. This flows from the fact that the month begins with All Saints Day Nov. 1. and All Souls Day Nov. 2. In … more
I stopped at my parish church one bright afternoon recently to pray for a while and rest in the silence. As I entered the church, I pulled off my sunglasses to see more clearly in the softer … more
Can you come in?” My grandma’s favorite question is one we now discourage her from uttering. The impulse to swing open her door and her arms, honed over nine decades and … more
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: There are many exemplars of the cardinal virtue of courage in the Catholic Church today: Catholics in Hong Kong who risk their lives and livelihoods in defense … more
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