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I am writing to you because I read the July 15 issue and noticed you have news about Haiti. The same issue had nothing about my country of birth, Cuba. I am writing to you on behalf of my Cuban … more
Last week was a sad one at Catholic New York as we said goodbye to founding Editor in Chief Gerald M. Costello, who is remembered fondly for establishing Catholic New York 40 years ago and leading … more
The Tokyo Summer Olympic Games currently under way are not like anything we’ve ever experienced before. Postponed for a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the events were originally … more
Understanding what love means is vital to understanding the Bible. Love in the Bible means respect and esteem. When God says love your neighbor, He means “do unto others as you would have them do … more
It was a beautiful summer day, but it began with a few glitches and it only got worse. For one thing, it was hot. I don’t like hot weather, and when it’s really hot all I want to do is … more
As a child of the ‘60s and ‘70s, I grew up with my share of interesting entertainment options when it came to exploring the life of Jesus. I performed songs from “Godspell” … more
En varios pasajes de los evangelios Jesús destaca la fe de personas no pertenecientes al pueblo de Israel y que son discriminados por ser paganos. El pasaje de Mt 15, 21-28 nos presenta uno de … more
I hope I’m not all by myself in my deep concern about a number of troubling issues around the world. Of course, I acknowledge that Jesus consoled us “not to be afraid,” and … more
The quote on the cover of the 2021 July 19-26 issue of Time magazine is misleading. Beneath a crestfallen image of Japanese-born Naomi Osaka, the world’s reigning female tennis champion, is the … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 24, 1987.   A roomful of Hollywood people who know something about holding center stage sat captivated for a half-hour one … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York June 9, 1988.     After 30 years or so of turning out newspaper columns, I’m long since used to the idea that readers … more
This column originally appeared in Catholic New York Sept. 27, 1990.Over the years in this business, I’ve been lucky enough to log some fascinating travels, with some memorable stops along the … more
We’ve been watching the shocking developments in Haiti this last week with deep concern for the people of that troubled country and apprehension over what comes next. Right now, we’re hoping … more
At the meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops, a majority of bishops approved going forward to draft a statement on the meaning of Holy Communion in the life of the Church. The statement will renew … more
A lifelong commitment to the vocation of the priesthood was exhibited recently at Holy Name of Jesus in Otisville. One of our former pastors, Father Gerard J. DiSenso, a priest for more than 63 … more
Re: the column on decluttering by Claudia McDonnell (CNY, June 17). My husband passed away recently and it brought to mind cleaning out. It’s very hard to go to the closet and see his … more
When the Archdiocese of New York celebrated its bicentennial in 2008, Cardinal Dolan was a year late for the occasion, as he was not appointed Archbishop of New York until the following year when he … more
Writing a monthly article for Catholic New York was not my idea. Shortly after my appointment as vocations director, a priest friend suggested I consider writing an article to highlight vocations and … more
At 1 p.m. EDT on June 18, it was announced that three-quarters of the U.S. bishops had voted to develop a statement on the eucharistic integrity of the Church and the eucharistic coherence of … more
Did you see that Pope Francis has designated Saints Joachim and Ann, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as “patrons of grandparents?” Bravo, Holy Father! No surprise, as you have so often … more
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