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We are truly blessed at St. Mary’s of the Falls Church in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County. We were able to reopen our doors to parishioners in June. We were able to celebrate weekday masses at … more
You may be surprised to know there are seven new priests of the Archdiocese of New York. No, the cause was not a rescheduled Mass of ordination. The seven new priests actually have been serving … more
When I was leaving my gynecologist’s office recently, I exited the building with a younger couple leaving the same practice. I guessed that they likely were there for a pregnancy checkup and … more
Last Saturday, “All Hallows Eve,” October 31, was a day of grace!I had the honor and joy, with hundreds of others—the crowd would have been tens of thousands were it not for the … more
El Evangelio de Marcos, es el único de los evangelistas que recoge una muy corta parábola del Reino de Dios (de solo cuatro versículos), conocida como la parábola de la semilla que crece por sí … more
Ninety percent of all human communication takes place from the neck up. The remaining 10 percent consists mostly of body language below our collarbone, which includes our often-taken-for-granted … more
I totally agree with Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco that the restrictions were put in place to repress basic religious freedom (CNY, Sept. 24). “Whoever saves his life will lose it, and … more
To set things straight, the article about Boy Scout Anthony Decina (CNY, Oct. 8) contained an error. The Eagle Award is not a merit badge. Requiring significant effort, it is the highest rank a scout … more
Ever since I read Bishop Colacicco’s first article on the sacraments of the Church, and all the gifts the Church has to offer, I have eagerly awaited receiving CNY, so I could read and reflect on … more
When Father Michael McGivney is beatified on Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Conn., it will be a signal honor for the Knights of Columbus, which he founded in 1882, as … more
They lived in different centuries and in different parts of the world, but in many ways Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, and Italian teenager Carlo Acutis exemplify the … more
Great Britain’s parliamentary democracy has no constitutional text, but rather a “constitution” composed of centuries of legal traditions and precedents. So when British courts make grave … more
I often watch the television game show “Jeopardy,” and I find that it can be a mental workout, with plenty of questions I can’t answer. So I was delighted one evening when the final question … more
Let me say it again! God can—and does—bring good out of evil.Lord knows, there’s a lot of evil these months. Our city, our beloved country, our world community—yes, even our … more
La tercera encíclica del papa Francisco “Fratelli Tutti”, como él mismo lo precisa, es una encíclica social; la cual no tiene como propósito resumir la doctrina del amor fraterno, sino … more
Este viernes tengo el honor de ofrecer una misa conmemorativa para una mujer notable, Stephanie O’Keefe, la madre de mi maravillosa asistente administrativa, Ann O’Keefe Bave, quien fue al Señor … more
Two years in the making, the Vatican’s exhaustive report on Theodore E. McCarrick’s rise in the Church hierarchy despite allegations of sexual misconduct is disturbing reading. The 90-year-old … more
Just one clarification with this line in the letter “Not Up to Par” (CNY, Sept. 24). “…the huge NY Archdiocese ordained three or four priests this year —not one of whom grew up here...” … more
More than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the Covid-19 virus. There have been more than 7 million cases of the coronavirus in the United States. I applaud the State of California … more
A critical moment has arrived for Catholic leadership to denounce the recent threat by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to close down a number of our churches, both Catholic and … more
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