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Estando ad portas de celebrar la semana santa (que se inicia con el Domingo de Ramos), que tiene como centro el Triduo Pascual (Pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús), reflexionaremos sobre el … more
Fiesta de San José 19 de marzo del 2021 Estimados Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo, Al anunciar un año de San José, el Papa Francisco compartió que ha estado ofreciendo esta oración al … more
We now know just how far Pope Francis is willing to go on behalf of a beleaguered Christian community that has endured much suffering and displacement in its recent history. After being grounded … more
The editor of the Albany diocesan newspaper came into my office recently and asked if I wanted to share a memory of an experience with a religious sister for National Catholic Sisters Week in March. … more
As we continue through the season of Lent, our minds turn back to the events of a year ago and the beginning of the pandemic. Churches closed, schools all remote and social gatherings suspended. A … more
Freedom! We hear that word a lot these days. Actually, we humans have been hearing a lot about it since the Garden of Eden! Freedom! It’s a special, cherished, almost sacred word … more
Dr. Seuss’ fourth book was published in 1940 and met with critical acclaim. It features an elephant whose large ears and long trunk provided the ideal infrastructure for the artist’s distinct … more
Como es de conocimiento público, el papa Francisco ha declarado, en el ámbito eclesial de la Iglesia universal, el presente año 2021 como “Año de san José”, al cumplirse los ciento cincuenta … more
On Ash Wednesday I asked a random group of undergrads to name the one thing that would be most difficult to give up for … more
Cardinal Dolan will consecrate the Archdiocese of New York to St. Joseph on the saint’s feast day, Friday, March 19. The consecration will take place during a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, … more
It was just a year ago that Covid-19 became big news in the United States and changed our lives. Soon we were wearing masks everywhere and trying to put at least six feet of distance between … more
Ten years ago, I began a most extraordinary Lent by walking up the Aventine Hill to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the first day of the Roman station church pilgrimage—an eight-week journey that … more
Sorry to bring it up. If not now, during Lent, when? I’m talking about sin. We Catholics are often criticized as “hung up” on sin, guilt ridden, oppressed, negative, beating ourselves up … more
Hace un par de semanas, justo después de la investidura de nuestro nuevo presidente, fui invitado al agradable programa de radio semanal, “El rabino y el reverendo”, con mis amigos el rabino … more
Los relatos evangélicos no nos han transmitido ni una sola palabra dicha por José, lo cual no deja de llamarnos la atención. Hubiéramos querido tener algunas frases suyas. Muchos se preguntarán … more
Father Brian Shanley, O.P., began his service as president of St. John’s University exactly as the big snowstorm hit New York a couple weeks ago. “I was two for two in snow days,” he … more
A couple of weeks ago, the Church throughout the world celebrated the feast of the conversion of the apostle Paul. I think we are all familiar with the famous account where Paul while on the road to … more
Flannery O’Connor, the American Catholic southern gothic writer, once said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” That line has always resonated with me, but … more
I was practically driven to Rome,” Edmonia Lewis told The New York Times in 1878 upon her return to the Manhattan church of the Rev. Henry Highland Garnet. Ms. Lewis said she had been driven away … more
Como hemos escrito en otra columna, los evangelios nos presentan dos genealogías de Jesús. La genealogía de Mateo es descendente: parte de Abraham hasta llegar a Jesús (Cf., Mt 1, 2-16); mientras … more
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