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We’ll say it out loud right here. Cardinal Dolan’s new regional approach to promoting vocations to the priesthood is a terrific idea and we’ll be cheering it on moving forward. The plan, … more
I am shocked and dismayed by the publication of Marylee Raymond Diamond's letter to the editor (CNY, Nov. 4). I believe parents absolutely should have a voice in what is being taught to their … more
I sent Claudia McDonnell’s column, “Faith and the Rights of Parents” (CNY, Oct. 21), to friends in the state of Virginia. These mothers and fathers, along with thousands of others, decided to … more
Thank you for always taking the time and space to recognize the religious jubilarians every year (CNY, Nov. 4). When you read the amount of time and service that these people have dedicated to their … more
As the diocesan phase of her cause for canonization draws to a close, Dorothy Day probably would have felt right at home at a Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the occasion. The Mass, to … more
In another instance of judging the past by the standards of the present, the statue of Thomas Jefferson is to be removed from the City Council chamber in New York City because Jefferson was a slave … more
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meets this week in Baltimore, misconceptions about a proposed conference statement on the Eucharistic vitality and integrity of the Church in … more
Cuál es la función de la Iglesia respecto a la revelación recibida de Cristo y de los Apóstoles, y que está contenida en la Biblia y la Tradición? El Concilio Vaticano I (1870) enseña que para … more
Alleluia! It’s almost Thanksgiving. Don’t tell anybody, but next Thursday is my favorite holiday. Sure, I love Christmas, but, for us priests, that’s a hectic time. I haven’t been with my … more
!Aleluya! Es casi el día de Acción de Gracias. No se lo digas a nadie, pero el próximo jueves es mi fiesta favorita. Claro, me encanta la Navidad, pero para nosotros, los sacerdotes, es una … more
Anniversary of Faith, Marked in Philippines and New YorkLike many parents of college-bound children, I wanted my kids to go to "big name" schools and they did. It can open doors and I still believe … more
Claudia McDonnell opined that parents should dictate what their children learn in school in her CNY column, "Faith and the Rights of Parents." (CNY, Oct. 21). I disagree: the purpose of public … more
Judging by the numbers that turned out, last week’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines at a national shrine in Middletown was a testament to the strong faith of … more
As the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture comes back to life, there’s a new executive director in charge. William “Bill” Biddle brings a host of experiences leading artistic and performing … more
It’s amazing how we can convince ourselves that we simply don’t have the time to do even the little things that might make our lives demonstrably better. We race through our days feeling … more
Just as “Tiger King” became a defining show of our early quarantine days and “Bridgerton” carried us through the first Covid winter, “Squid Game” has dominated … more
Podríamos imaginar cómo sería una sociedad donde todos cumplieran con sus deberes? Sin duda que no existe tal sociedad y nunca llegará a existir, al menos en este planeta; sería una “sociedad … more
(Last week I had the honor of addressing the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. While I guess I was supposed to inspire them—and hope I did a bit—these young women and men … more
Pamela J. and Patrick S. met when they were undergraduate sophomores enrolled in an honors course at a Catholic college. They were a bright, healthy, attractive pair who reminded the world that … more
Today was a truly sad day. I received my Catholic New York and saw the obituary for Father Kazmierz Kowalski. We first crossed paths at Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle and later at St. Agnes and … more
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