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A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
I returned home from work one day recently to see a For Sale sign on the lawn of our elderly neighbors, a retired Army doctor and nurse. They’ve been living on our street since the houses were … more
It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a … more
At the heart of any vocation to the priesthood should be the desire to bring Jesus to the people. Our ministry and ordination puts us in the unique and privileged position of bringing the Good … more
El Libro de los Macabeos nos narra la historia de un grupo de judíos que se resisten a abandonar sus tradiciones religiosas y sucumbir al proceso de helenización impulsado por el rey Antíoco IV … more
Pardon me, but I’m a little bit nervous. Next week I’m being called into the principal’s office! Sunday, along with the bishops of New York State, I’ll be in Rome for … more
Our Catholic faith encourages us to praise, to admire, and above all to try our best to imitate the great saints and souls who have gone before us. November 1 and 2 are two days of the year when we … more
I have known George Morton for a good long time, more than two decades. He’s among the many people I’ve had the pleasure to know because our mutual work on behalf of the Church intersects here … more
Next month brings us two great holy days: the Solemnity of All Saints on Nov. 1, honoring everyone in heaven, and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, when we pray for the dead: those we knew and loved, and … more
One of the curiosities of the 21st-century Catholic debate is that many Catholic traditionalists (especially integralists) and a high percentage of Catholic progressives make the same mistake in … more
La oración no es solo testimonio de fe, sino también un acto de humildad en el cual reconocemos nuestra condición humana, la necesidad de la ayuda de Dios como pura gratuidad y no como algo … more
Whatsoever you do for one of these least brothers of mine, you do for me.” These familiar, yet powerful, words of Jesus from Matthew 25 were at the heart of our Gospel reading at the … more
Estas familiares, pero poderosas, palabras de Jesús de Mateo 25 fueron el corazón de nuestra lectura del Evangelio en la Misa del Día de Colón, la semana pasada en la … more
There I was last Saturday morning covering the annual Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx as I have many … more
The feasts and celebrations that surround us at this time in the liturgical year can do a soul some much-needed good. It’s hard to feel like a solitary seeker when we are … more
I was a sophomore in college when I received the little blue book, a gift from a friend who also wanted to be a writer. At the time I was editing the … more
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a morning of recollection to seventh- and eighth-grade students at one of our elementary schools in the upper counties. The principal told me … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Todos, en algún momento o circunstancia de nuestra vida hemos sentido que nuestra fe flaquea, particularmente cuando nos enfrentamos al sufrimiento incomprensible y a la muerte. Podemos experimentar … more
Two dates last week are deserving of attention. Last Saturday, October 5, was the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fourteen decades as “America’s … more
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