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Los evangelios de Mateo y Lucas nos presentan dos genealogías distintas de Jesús. San Mateo comienza su Evangelio diciendo: “Libro de la generación de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de … more
Cardinal Dolan,” the reporter asked, “isn’t it difficult for us to believe in a loving, providential God in the face of all the suffering we have seen in 2020?” Fair enough question, … more
Mario Quinsata, age 68: “I was never allowed to go inside the building to visit my mom and dad who reside on the second floor of an assisted living residence in a neighboring state. They are 92 and … more
As we await the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord at Christmas, we’re experiencing these weeks of Advent with a rising sense of hope that the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is … more
For more than a century, the Ladies of Charity of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York have banded together as a corps of volunteers who give their time to bring comfort to those in … more
I have always been intrigued by the journey that Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem just before the birth of Jesus. What was it like to travel the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem, about 70 miles, … more
How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving: “Prison Journal, … more
Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas present last week, on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Good historian that he is, the Holy Father realized … more
Re: Carol Zimmermann’s article “Court Unsure of President Trump’s Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Census” (CNY, Dec. 3). With all due respect to Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville and … more
As we enter the 10th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents and caregivers continue to face challenges in childcare, homeschooling and disruptions of routines. This is a difficult time for adults, … more
El Papa Francisco nos dio una regalo temprano antes de Navidad la semana pasada, el 8 de diciembre, fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María.Buen … more
I want to wish all the best to newly elected Cardinals Wilton Gregory and Silvano Tomasi (CNY, Nov. 5). I have something in common with Cardinal Tomasi, who said, “I am one of those 40 million … more
Re: Editorial on McCarrick Report (CNY, Nov. 19) Granted, it is very easy to draw conclusions and point fingers after the facts have been presented—as Monday-morning quarterbacks do. However, my … more
In both reports in two consecutive issues on the nomination of exemplary Catholic mother of seven, Notre Dame Law School graduate and professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, your … more
Religious freedom came out a winner last week in two important pandemic-related court rulings in favor of New York’s Catholic parishes and schools. It’s about time. The constitutionally … more
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, also marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Dorothy Day, whose social justice advocacy on behalf of the Catholic Worker movement, which she … more
As we come to the end of 2020, many of us will be glad to see the calendar change. From the coronavirus to murder hornets, civil unrest and a contentious election, this has not been an easy year. Who … more
Advent in our modern world has long been behind the cultural eight ball. It’s a season of waiting in a world of instant gratification, a season of quiet anticipation in a world of noisy … more
Synchronicity. That’s the word one journalist used in a Nov. 3 Instagram post to describe the fact that Election Day fell on the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, the patron saint of social … more
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven’s birth. Although the exact date of his birth is not known, he was baptized into the Catholic faith on Dec. 17, 1770, and … more
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