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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
A nice pairing in the Oct. 7 edition: Cardinal Dolan's article about the Rosary and Joyce Goetze's letter citing the need for prayer for our country. The Jesuits at Regis High School put me onto the … more
Protecting Creation Following Pope Francis' proclamations in Laudato Si’, the UN Climate Conference (COP26) coming Oct. 31 through the first two weeks of November, and the World Peace Conference … more
Cardinal Dolan chose just the right words last Sunday to announce the beginning of preparations for a Synod of Bishops called by Pope Francis to convene in 2023 at the Vatican. The pope, he said, … more
At times, being the editor of Catholic New York brings me to places I would otherwise have no business going. One of those times occurred this month when I went out to Huntington, L.I., to cover a … more
I have been watching with concern the news about parents protesting what their children are being taught in school. The parents say that their kids are being indoctrinated with leftist political … more
Some years ago, a Catholic prep school invited me to address its parents’ association on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, stressing human and … more
La Iglesia enseña que el hombre puede llegar a un conocimiento cierto de la existencia de Dios por la sola luz natural de la razón. Según esto, es de fe que podemos llegar por la razón a saber … more
Everyone seems to lament the divisiveness in our society today—in politics, culture, schools, even within our beloved Church. One thing that seems to unite all sides is the worry that our world … more
La fecha de publicación del último número de Catholic New York resultó ser el 7 de octubre, que es la Fiesta del Santo Rosario.Cuanto más envejezco, ¡y te … more
Dr. Scott Hahn, the noted theologian and evangelist, kept it all in the family—the Holy Family, that is—in his public lecture at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Oct. 1. Acknowledging … more
I read the beautiful article about “How to be Young at Heart” by Christina Capecchi (CNY, Sept. 9). It brought back memories of the old song by Jimmy Durante. Even as a senior citizen, I … more
I always look forward to receiving and reading Catholic New York newspaper because its articles are informative, as they should be, and inspiring and heartwarming as well. The newspaper gives a … more
Now, more than ever, there is a great need for prayer warriors. We only have to turn on the news to realize that our country is under attack by those who would destroy our freedom in their insatiable … more
The appointment of Bishop Robert J. Brennan as the 12th Bishop of Brooklyn is good news indeed for the Catholics he’ll serve in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As his neighbors across the … more
When I signed onto Facebook this week, I found a private message from someone who told me that a Life Lines column I wrote about surrender eight years ago had been instrumental in helping her let go … more
We never really outgrow the desire for a bedtime story. It just takes different forms when we’re older: Netflix, the evening news, Instagram Stories. But the original cannot be improved upon, … more
It’s a safe bet that “Mother Mary Lange” is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway … more
El Evangelio nos pone en guardia frente a los peligros de las riquezas, y de los obstáculos para el seguimiento de Jesús (Cf., Mc 10, 17-30). Se nos relata el episodio de una persona (Mateo dice … more
The publication date of this issue of Catholic New York happens to be October 7, which is the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The older I get— and I’m catching up with you!—the more I depend on … more
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