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A shadow lies over Easter this year, dimming, in a way, the light … more
In both the Roman and Byzantine liturgical calendars, Lent … more
La verdad se nos revela, sobre todo, en el acto de juzgar. Aristóteles … more
While serving as Pastor in the Bronx, I had the privilege of knowing a very devout and prayerful woman. Her name was Virginia. Ginny, as she liked to be called, was a retired nurse. Ninety years … more
Puedo compartir una historia del velorio de Mamá que podría ayudarnos apreciar y comprender mejor el significado de los eventos sagrados que observamos en esta Semana Santa? Fue de ayuda para mí. … more
With Lent turning toward Holy Week and Easter, this is a time of year many people like to take up some spiritual reading. I would like to suggest “On Second Thoughts: A Book of Stories” by Father … more
We are nearing the end of our 40-day pilgrimage through Lent, but the truth is that we are on a pilgrimage that never ends. Our entire spiritual life is pilgrimage, and while our destination (eternal … more
Matt Martinusen lost his job at a precarious time. He was the sole breadwinner, and his wife, Lisa, a stay-at-home mom, had just had their third baby. The non-profit Matt had been working for was … more
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam called Thomas More “omnium horarum homo,” Latin for “a man ready for whatever may come,” or … more
Can I share a story from Mom’s wake which might help us appreciate and understand better the meaning of the sacred events we observe this Holy Week? It sure helped me. So, in the midst of the … more
La invasión de Rusia a Ucrania vuelve a poner en debate la cuestión de si puede justificarse alguna “intervención militar” en contra de otro país, bajo el argumento de la “seguridad … more
This is a true story. Michael had a younger brother named Roy, who was a medical doctor. On the day of Roy’s 40th birthday, his wife, Rachel, called Michael with an urgent plea. This is a … more
“My family—sisters Deb and Lisa, brothers Bob and Pat, plus numerous nieces and nephews—and I, are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy, support, and prayers following … more
The war in Ukraine, which started a week before Lent began, is very much on everybody’s minds, whether you live in New York, Poland or Argentina. In our interconnected world, it becomes … more
If you’ve not been in the Vatican basilica on Feb. 22, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, by all means put that on your bucket list. Not only is that the day when the statue of the Prince of … more
This year’s Mardi Gras was a special day of celebration for me and for everyone at the two parishes in Larchmont. The pastor whom we share at my parish, St. Augustine’s, and SS. John and … more
En el Documento Preparatorio para el Sínodo (2021) se dice que la Iglesia es “constitutivamente” sinodal. Se recoge una cita de san Juan Crisóstomo: “Iglesia y … more
“¡Vuelve a mí con todo tu corazón!”        Esa exhortación, del Señor a Su Pueblo Elegido de Israel, resuena a lo largo … more
Other than their common Mass of ordination to the episcopacy March 1, Auxiliary Bishop John Bonnici and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Espaillat also shared a similar roadmap to the priesthood a dozen years … more
This year’s Mardi Gras, just weeks ago, was a special day of celebration for me and for everyone at the two parishes in Larchmont. The pastor whom we share at my parish, St. Augustine’s, and SS. … more
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