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Some people are mystified by the way secular words have come into our language as contractions for, corruptions of or calculated contradictions to religious phrases and sacred concepts. One … more
On Labor Day, we celebrated the marriage of my daughter, Gabrielle Orfei, to A.J. Canonico. Wedding planning is stressful, and doing so during an international pandemic had us overwhelmed at … more
I wish to compliment Father Michael Morris for an excellent article on our Servant of God/Medal of Honor recipient Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M. (CNY, Aug. 26). For the past 54 years his memory … more
It was great to see the article (CNY, Aug. 26) about the wonderful Catholic Literature and Arts Summer Program (CLASP) at Graymoor. As you mention, the Capuchin Franciscans have presented this teen … more
Catholic New York has a big anniversary coming up. On Sept. 27, the newspaper celebrates 40 years of bringing the news of the Church in New York to Catholics in the 10 counties of the archdiocese. … more
On Sunday afternoon, the Sheen Center in lower Manhattan hosted its first live event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Appropriately enough, the reopening was for a … more
Being part of something new is a great adventure. Catholic New York was something new, and it has been one of the great adventures of my life. It has shaped and directed my life more than I could … more
Hay preguntas existenciales que muchos se hacen y que parecen no tener una respuesta clara y convincente, tales como ¿Por qué debemos practicar la justicia cuando parece que al justo siempre le va … more
My last column covered the opening of the year for our Catholic schools, which was healthy, safe, and encouraging, to no one’s surprise, since we did likewise a year ago. Back then it was a big … more
En mi última columna cubrió la apertura del año para nuestras escuelas católicas, que fue saludable, segura, y alentadora, y para nadie fue una sorpresa, ya que hicimos lo mismo hace un año. En … 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 … more
Our world has changed in many ways in the 20 years since 9/11. The terrorist attacks by hijacked planes that destroyed the Twin Towers and took nearly 3,000 lives shook us to the core. All of us … more
As far as signs of progress go, the Out and About listings in this issue of Catholic New York might not be on many people’s Top Ten list, but they are on mine. There are about a dozen listings for … more
This month’s column marks 20 years of Life Lines in Catholic New York. I remember well my first column, about my then-4-year-old son, Noah, and his nature camp experiences. Except, when that first … more
Every fall the push to do more intensifies. Sharpen your pencil and dig in. Produce more, study more, socialize more, exercise more, volunteer more. The calendar becomes the battlefield, its … 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
En el prólogo del libro de Job se nos describe la situación inicial de Job antes de ser sometido a la prueba. Era un hombre bendecido de Dios: poseía tierras, familia, ganados en abundancia. En el … more
It’s time for uniforms, backpacks, books, laptops, peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, and masks! Yes, it’s back-to-school! A blessed fresh academic year to our students, teachers, principals, … more
Accounts abound of how individuals found faith in God on September 11, 2001. But some people, including some young people, lost their faith that day. Before his final interview for a lucrative … more
Re: front page of the Aug. 12 issue. At the end of my day at work, I opened my mailbox and saw the front page of my CNY and the smiles of the Sisters of Life changed my whole demeanor. I … more
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