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Since New York state has rolled out new restrictions regarding restaurants, gyms and even private gatherings in homes, we need to ask if there the possibility of another lockdown of our … more
Mother Cabrini’s feast day was Nov. 13. In the spring of 1946, while in the fourth grade at St. Gabriel School, Riverdale, the Bronx, I was scheduled to receive the sacrament of confirmation … more
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
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
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
Every day of the year is a day to celebrate life, not solely on the day of our birth, but every single day of the year. When God calls us to our eternal home, we will see our loved ones as well as … more
Your choice for a feature photo on the front page of the Sept. 10 issue—a child playing golf—astounded me. Perhaps your intention was to encourage a positive, cheery outlook, but the impression … more
We are the parents of two children on Staten Island who have attended Catholic school for 11 years. Each started with the PreK-3 program. Our son, Soren Andersen, age 14, graduated from Our Lady … more
Grace is an unmerited favor from God and is a manifestation of His mercy. I thank Bishop Gerardo Colacicco for closely connecting the graces received from the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist to the … more
Just a quick note to say “great job” by John Mulderig on his review of the movie “Fátima” (CNY, Aug. 27). The movie was well worth the cost of rental and was very inspirational—well worth … more
I was saddened to read that my elementary school in the Northeast Bronx, SS. Philip and James, would not reopen in the fall. (CNY, July 16). It is hard to imagine that back in the late 1950s, there … more
As a fellow Catholic, I would like to share a thought with you. We believe in the life hereafter, and those who achieve it are called saints. How many millions of American saints might there be in … more
Re: “Attacks on Church Statues Seen as Sign of Society in Need of Healing” (CNY, July 30). Attacks on statues can be attributed to a number of reasons; most were directed at historical … more
Our family wants to thank you so much for your May 21 article about the priest volunteers for hospital and nursing home visits during Covid-19. Thanks to your article by Dan Pietrafesa, we knew … more
Thank you for sharing the news of the SOAR! Covid Rapid Response grant program with Catholic New York readers  (CNY, July 16). I want religious women and men to know that they can turn to SOAR! … more
I read with special interest the article (CNY, May 21) about the 25 priests who had volunteered to live in isolation to be able to minister to the sick in hospitals and nursing homes during the … more
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