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“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
News of Russia’s attack on the people of Ukraine hit like a nauseating wave as news headlines scrolled by on TV the morning of the invasion. I could feel a deep sadness tinged with anxiety rising … more
The idea came in a dream. It was just like the movies, the fantasy of every writer who has slogged away at a keyboard, awaiting inspiration. Haley Stewart’s came. “I woke up, and I was … more
Como es de conocimiento público, el domingo 10 de octubre del año 2021, el papa Francisco aperturó la XVI Asamblea General Ordinaria del Sínodo de los obispos con el tema “Por una Iglesia … more
“Come back to me with all your heart!” That exhortation, from the Lord to His Chosen People of Israel, echoes throughout God’s Holy Word in the Bible. Think of the truths of that divine … more
Laughing Tears Some humans tear up when they laugh, especially if their chuckle is loud and long. Listening to a gifted comedian or watching a sidesplitting routine can often have us reaching for … more
Earlier this month I went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, L.I., where Cardinal Dolan was leading a retreat for the archdiocese’s permanent deacons. I arrived in time to attend … more
I was listening to the radio one morning recently—it was a New York station—when I heard an announcement that caught my ear. It was directed toward persons who are addicted to gambling, but I saw … more
Despite being immersed for over 30 years in the study of modern Polish history, I must confess that I’d never heard of the heroic Ulma family until recently. I’ll get to the circumstances of my … more
El hombre es una realidad constitutivamente moral. Como ser libre, tiene que dar cuenta de sus actos y construir su propia “personalidad moral” a lo largo de toda la vida. Independientemente del … more
Only you fans of “Catholic Jeopardy” would know this: Classically, in our Catholic calendar, each of the twelve months is dedicated to a title of Jesus, an event in His life, a name given Him, … more
Solo los apasionados del juego “Jeopardy Católico,” sabrán esto: Clásicamente, en nuestro calendario Católico, cada uno de los doce meses están dedicado a un título de Jesús, un evento en … more
The Synod listening sessions to take place during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, were initially planned for five regional sites across the archdiocese. Then the deans of the … more
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