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Every day of the year is a day to celebrate life, not solely on the day of our birth, but every single day of the year. When God calls us to our eternal home, we will see our loved ones as well as … more
Parishioners of St. Mary-St. Peter in Kingston, in the archdiocese’s northern reaches, turned out at the five parish Masses this past weekend to say thank you to Father Daniel Maichiki, a priest … more
When I arrived at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondack Mountains last month to lead a retreat, I was excited but nervous. As is always the case when I lead a group, I want to be sure I give … more
This has been a difficult year. Whichever way we look at it, either from a secular perspective or a religious one, we will not be sorry to see 2020 end. From the tragic stories about the coronavirus … more
Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some kind of indication that, though … more
The new encyclical, signed Oct. 3 by Pope Francis, is a welcome document indeed during these tumultuous months of pandemic, civil unrest and political turbulence. Fratelli Tutti, translated as … more
Es posible hacer realidad la utopía de la paz y solidaridad mundial? En principio una utopía, no es una falsa conciencia, sino un ideal motivador para la acción, ideal basado en una visión … more
This Friday I have the honor of offering a Memorial Mass for a remarkable woman, Stephanie O’Keefe, the mother of my wonderful administrative assistant, Ann O’Keefe Bave, who went to … more
Garbage collection and recycling days can differ for many reasons, not the least of which is location, location, location. I recall the first time I visited a recreational theme park and discovered … more
Your choice for a feature photo on the front page of the Sept. 10 issue—a child playing golf—astounded me. Perhaps your intention was to encourage a positive, cheery outlook, but the impression … more
We are the parents of two children on Staten Island who have attended Catholic school for 11 years. Each started with the PreK-3 program. Our son, Soren Andersen, age 14, graduated from Our Lady … more
The storied history of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, begins a new chapter this semester, welcoming a new rector, Bishop James Massa, as it enters its 125th anniversary year. We congratulate … more
Can it really be five years since Pope Francis was among us New Yorkers in person at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, Central Park, the United Nations, the National Sept. 11 Memorial … more
For our families whose loved ones died during this time of pandemic, we express our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Our funeral rites are a great consolation and help us to express our love for those … more
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” the poet John Keats called this time of the year in his ode “To Autumn.” The words evoke a peaceful scene, a season suited to reflection and grateful … more
The color-coded books first caught my eye.  It’s become one of my favorite flourishes in interior design, one that always stops me in my Instagram scrolling. And here it was, on the … more
Conversations with Father Robert Imbelli have been a great blessing in recent years. I have rarely met a more even-tempered and gracious man: a true churchman who, in retirement after years of … more
Just imagine for a moment...the headlines and news alerts come out announcing medication to heal those with the coronavirus, and a vaccine to keep us safe from ever contracting it. It’s been … more
Uno de los temas teológicos que generan mucha controversia es el referido a la gracia y mérito. El mérito está relacionado con el tema de una justicia de carácter retributiva o distributiva. Por … more
Hace un par de semanas, tuve la alegría de visitar Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo-St. Benedicta y la parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción en Staten Island. Era un … more
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