Lord, to whom shall we go?
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the joy of visiting Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta and St. Mary of the Assumption parish on Staten Island. It was a rainy Friday evening, and Father Hernan, the … more
Sobrevivirá, una, santa, Católica y Iglesia Apostólica? Esa es una pregunta que muchos, tanto dentro como fuera de la Iglesia Madre, se proyectan. Hace un par de … more
Is the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church going to survive? That’s a question many, both inside and outside Mother Church, are posing. A couple days ago, I was enjoying one of my … more
In the middle of the somberness of continuing COVID challenges, and the distressing tension on our beloved city’s streets, “Let there be light!” I’ve got two occasions of … more
Last time, I shared with you some wisdom I had picked up over the last rough three-and-a-half months of quarantine and worry. That exercise prompted me to reflect even more, and additions came to … more
La última vez, compartí con ustedes un poco de sabiduría que había adquirido durante los últimos tres meses y medio de la cuarentena y de las preocupaciones. Ese ejercicio me llevó a … more
We will be chatting about it for a long, long time. Our kids and grandkids will ask us about the dreaded COVID-19 plague.It’s not over yet, I realize. But it’s not too premature to ponder … more
Hablaremos sobre ello durante mucho, mucho tiempo. Nuestros hijos y nietos nos preguntarán sobre la temida plaga del COVID-19.Aún no ha terminado, me doy cuenta. Pero no es demasiado … more
Last Sunday was Pentecost. The three great feasts of the Church’s year are Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, in that order. Christmas,ord Made Flesh,” God the Son, incarnate in Jesus Christ. … more
We do a lot of worrying these trying days. We’re anxious about our own health, and the well-being of those whom we cherish. Preoccupation about when we’ll “get back to normal,” and if life … more
As I’ve been repeating, to anyone not weary of listening, while the church (with a small c) might be closed, the Church (with a capital C) is very much open.That’s evident in the reports … more
No way! Forgetaboutit! Never in your life! Now, the “church” (small “c”) building might be locked-up—although so many are open for a good part of each day so folks can … more
De ninguna manera! ¡Olvídalo! ¡Nunca en tu vida! Ahora, el edificio de la “iglesia” (pequeña “i”) podría estar encerrada, aunque muchas están abiertas, durante una buena parte de … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Son momentos difíciles, mi buena gente, una Semana Santa “incorporada,”  ya que todos estamos cerca a Jesús en Su hora de agonía y muerte en la cruz. Aquellos … more
It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross. Those suffering from the virus have a … more
Crises help us recover basics we have ignored. In Catholic life, what is most essential is Jesus, our faith and trust in Him. Basic as well is our sure belief that one of the most powerful ways … more
Las crisis nos ayudan recuperar lo básico que hemos ignorado. En la vida Católica, lo más esencial es Jesús, nuestra fe y confianza en Él. Básico es … more
Two weeks ago, Ash Wednesday, February 26, I celebrated evening Mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish down in the financial district. The Church was full, the choir superb, the Eucharist reverent and … more
Remember! A loaded word in our vocabulary, one laden with substance. Chatting with people my own age—I just turned seventy—and beyond, I often hear them whisper with apprehension, … more
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