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I've never lost a tree before. Our property had three magnificent oaks, each more than a hundred, maybe 150 years old. Like J.R.R. Tolkien's Ents, each had its own gravitas. One died after a … more
Who is your patron saint? We Catholics appreciate and rely on our patron saints as role models, … more
An exercise of raw judicial power” is the way Justice Byron White … more
Upon entering The Met’s Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents exhibit, one glimpses, on a far wall in a gallery … more
Every fall, Italian Day with Bishop Pernicone at the North American Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville was a highly anticipated event … more
On April 23, I had the privilege to spend the day with 700 high schoolers at our archdiocese’s “New York … more
What if there are not one but two chasms that divide Americans today? One chasm separates the reds and blues, the ideologically conservative … 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
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam called Thomas More “omnium horarum homo,” Latin for “a man ready for whatever may come,” or … more
The viability of live, in-person theater remains a tenuous and tentative proposition these days. Yet, Broadway has soldiered on since reopening last fall, and no show better represents the … more
Very soon, I plan to retire from my position as director of pro-life activities with the New York State Catholic Conference. I have worked for this organization for 38 years; I literally grew up … more
Duccio di Buoninsegna’s “Madonna and Child” is currently on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery 624 as part of its A New Look at Old Masters exhibit. A mere 11 x 8 1/4 inches … more
Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, on Sept. 14, 1321, just one year after completing the Divine Comedy. The years leading up to his death were tumultuous, marked by a long exile from his home city … more
Currently streaming on Disney+ is the 2021 Christopher Award-winning feature film “Clouds,” based on Laura Sobiech’s 2014 memoir “Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small … 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
As the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, I’m pondering how far we’ve tumbled since that shameful decision. It’s clear to me that respect for life has eroded for humans across the … 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
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