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Earlier this month I went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, L.I., where Cardinal Dolan was leading a retreat for the archdiocese’s permanent deacons. I arrived in time to attend … more
We all need to be joyful ambassadors for our Catholic schools, as Cardinal Dolan writes (CNY, Jan. 27). I would further challenge my fellow Catholics to start providing more monetary support. I … more
I was listening to the radio one morning recently—it was a New York station—when I heard an announcement that caught my ear. It was directed toward persons who are addicted to gambling, but I saw … more
Despite being immersed for over 30 years in the study of modern Polish history, I must confess that I’d never heard of the heroic Ulma family until recently. I’ll get to the circumstances of my … more
El hombre es una realidad constitutivamente moral. Como ser libre, tiene que dar cuenta de sus actos y construir su propia “personalidad moral” a lo largo de toda la vida. Independientemente del … more
Only you fans of “Catholic Jeopardy” would know this: Classically, in our Catholic calendar, each of the twelve months is dedicated to a title of Jesus, an event in His life, a name given Him, … more
Solo los apasionados del juego “Jeopardy Católico,” sabrán esto: Clásicamente, en nuestro calendario Católico, cada uno de los doce meses están dedicado a un título de Jesús, un evento en … more
St. Augustine is quoted as saying that “every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” and it is in the possibility of change… of being transformed by grace through the love of a … more
During these challenging Covid times, George Weigel’s editorial ignored the Good News, and emphasized divisiveness and authoritarian power struggles within the world and the Church (CNY, Jan. 27). … more
The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is always a time to focus on the trappings of love and romance— the flowers, the chocolates, the candlelight dinners. It’s probably more than coincidental, … more
The Synod listening sessions to take place during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, were initially planned for five regional sites across the archdiocese. Then the deans of the … more
Back when my husband, Dennis, and I were teaching a two-year confirmation prep program at our parish in upstate New York, I wrote a column saying that when I looked out at my students, I saw what I … more
The viability of live, in-person theater remains a tenuous and tentative proposition these days. Yet, Broadway has soldiered on since reopening last fall, and no show better represents the … more
Los ciudadanos tienen el derecho a recibir una información veraz, confiable, a través de los medios de comunicación. El ejercicio de la profesión periodística exige necesariamente un compromiso … more
He was a very intelligent man, a research scientist at a nearby corporation, and he wanted to become a Catholic. This probably had something to do with the reality that his wife, and the mother of … more
You cannot serve God and gold (Matt 6:24).  In this translation, the word gold is an acceptable substitute for mammon since most folks have no idea what the word mammon means. New Testament … more
I watched the Midnight Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Channel 11 and then read about it in CNY’s Dec. 30 issue, in which Christie Chicoine wrote an excellent summary. In the article, she … more
The cover page of CNY’s Dec. 30 issue is very beautiful. Cardinal Dolan extends his hands as he gently and lovingly places the statue of Baby Jesus in the creche during Christmas Midnight Mass. It … more
The obituary for Father Martin Carter, S.A., was thought-provoking (CNY, Jan. 13). It reminded me of my good fortune to have grown up in the West Harlem parish of the Annunciation that was inclusive … more
New York City prides itself on being tough, but the senseless shooting last week that took the lives of two young cops has shaken us to our core. Police Officer Jason Rivera was just 22 years old … more
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