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Less than three weeks after the canonization of St. John Henry Newman by Pope Francis on Oct. 13, 2019, St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie marked the significant moment in the Church by hosting a … more
The Paschal Triduum this year seemed like a return from exile: Holy Thursday’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, in church; Good Friday’s Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, in church; … more
I trust you have not forgotten that Pope Francis has declared this the Year of St. Joseph. We sure need his example and intercession. We sure need him to bring us closer to Jesus and Mary.His big … more
En otras columnas hemos explicado que Dios no quiere el sufrimiento de las personas, no puede complacerse con el dolor humano. Dios tampoco envió a su Hijo para que lo matasen de una manera cruenta … more
In a series of under-the-radar moves, the Biden administration has shifted some longstanding policies about abortion access that loosen the few measures aimed at discouraging women from resorting to … more
Confío en que no hayan olvidado que el Papa Francisco ha declarado este año, el Año de San José. Seguro que necesitamos su ejemplo e intercesión. Seguro que lo necesitamos para acercarnos a … more
find solace in the article “Adoration Chapel Brings Spiritual Graces to Iona Prep Community” (Editor’s Report, March 25). Father Justin Cinnante, O. Carm., school chaplain, has found that … more
God must have had, and always will have, a special and tender love for St. Joseph because God chose St. Joseph to be the protector of Jesus and Mary. Although there are no known spoken or written … more
We mourn with many others the sad passing of our dear Msgr. Francis V. Boyle (CNY, March 25). We are proud graduates of St. Gabriel’s School in Riverdale, the Bronx, and one of us is a former … more
With legislators and the governor wrapping up the state budget in Albany this week, lawmakers will turn their attention to a range of other issues—including some controversial measures that have … more
It was a joy for many to be together in church for Holy Week and Easter this year. Considering that the best we could do was watch on television last year, we no longer take gathering together for … more
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Easter season is the celebration of the sacraments of initiation. It is a highlight of the Easter Vigil welcoming new believers at the font for Baptism or … more
One of the great joys—and occasional challenges—of being a writer is getting letters from readers via email, social media and even snail mail. Those messages often lift my spirits and … more
There are echoes of Romeo and Juliet, but the ending is happier. This story of forbidden love took place long ago on a Mediterranean island—1870s Sicily, to be exact. Elizabeth Lagudice was a … more
As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first millennium, the era of the Church Fathers, were the golden age of the Catholic episcopate. … 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
God told us, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day!”For two millennia, we Catholics have believed that we best keep Holy the Lord’s Day by Sunday Mass!Yes, for the last year, … more
The greatest feast day in the Catholic Church is not Christmas, not Three Kings, and, although some might wish otherwise, not even St. Patrick’s Day. No, the three highest Holy Days in the Church … more
In the recent edition of Weavings, the magazine of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, Sister June Clare Tracy, O.P., does a great job in reminding all of us of the sisters' ministry of Catholic … more
March 8-14 was Catholic Sisters Week across the United States. New Yorkers can celebrate two orders of sisters that are thriving and growing. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, headquartered in Ann … more
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