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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
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
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