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This is one time that we wish the topic of this column were obsolete before you get a chance to read it. The topic is the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the world’s attention these last … more
The season of Lent that began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, is familiar to Catholics as a time of penance, reflection and sacrifice. Most practicing Catholics, it seems, make a special effort to get … more
Cardinal Dolan carried out his just completed six-day visit to Cuba in a low-key pastoral style on a trip that helped maintain the strong bond between the universal Catholic Church and the Cuban … more
If the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz teaches us one lesson, it’s that we must never forget the millions of men, women and children who perished in the … more
The natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico in recent years keep piling on, traumatizing the island’s already poor and vulnerable population and leaving massive devastation in their … more
We welcome any reasonable initiative that has a chance to ease the intractable problem of homelessness in New York. That’s why we’re interested in the latest proposal announced Dec. 17 by New … more
When Pope Francis told a large group of elderly people last week that old age “is a time of grace” he may not have been referring to himself. But he certainly fits the bill, as he turned 83 … more
This past Sunday marked the beginning of the season of Advent, which each year serves to prepare Catholics for the celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas. Advent also coincides with the beginning … more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
People of faith will not find much to cheer about in the latest Pew Research Center report on Americans’ religious beliefs and practices. The report, released last week, found that the … more
They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more
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