Lord, to whom shall we go?
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The following quote is attributed to Jackie Kennedy, who observed “Mother Church is at her best when she welcomes a baby at baptism, or bids someone farewell at a funeral.”Quite a … 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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