Letters to the editor
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Re: Msgr. Kevin Nelan’s article entitled “Why Am I Celibate?” (CNY, Nov. 22). After reading Catholic New York and its predecessor, the Catholic News, for decades, I nominate this article as … more
I want to thank Catholic New York and reporter Dan Pietrafesa for the inspiring and excellent article and photo coverage you gave to The University of Notre Dame on their service projects and Mass … more
I always love reading the milestones that you print of the many dedicated clergy and religious of the archdiocese. It was especially nice to see Sister Cecilia Ann Flynn, O.P., and Sister Rita … more
I have often sat through eulogies after Funeral Masses where the deceased is described as a nice person, a successful individual, a great friend, a fun and humorous person, blah, blah, blah. Many … more
The article in the Nov. 8 issue titled “Timely Conference on Care for Creation” left me confused and disappointed. The daylong conference sponsored by the Metro New York Catholic Climate … more
I was very excited to read about the conference on Care for Creation (CNY, Editor’s Report, Nov. 8). I also was inspired by Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si.” I have always been concerned about … more
I continue to follow with interest Cardinal Dolan’s sensible and timely advice on Catholic traditions that surround death, dying, mourning, funerals, burial and prayers for the dead (“Now and at … more
Thank you so much for making the story of our walkathon in Catholic New York so special this year. It was a very special dedication for our event. Many thanks to you and Catholic New York for … more
Regretfully, every level of our society—religion, government, law, finance, education, entertainments, sports—is rampant with individuals guilty of abuse, assault, theft, greed, all felonies. We … more
The Church of New York commits back to God Msgr. Thomas P. Leonard, faithful priest for 62 years, joyful, authentic, caring human being for 90 years (CNY, Oct. 25). In turbulent times, he showed what … more
Re: the Editor’s Report (CNY, Aug. 30). It seems to me that our response to the priests and deacons at Mass has taken on a more penetrating and heartfelt appeal these days. When I acknowledge … more
The “Harvest of the Soul” by Claudia McDonnell (CNY, Sept. 27) was really wonderful. I agree with her in so many ways. The hot summer days make you wish for cooler weather. Fall makes things new … more
Some friends are temporary. Some are work friends. Some are good-time pals. But there is another kind of friend, more rare and precious. These are the friends chosen and ordained by God to … more
With respect to the three letters to the editor that appeared in Catholic New York’s Aug. 30 issue, it should be noted that it is not supposed to be the function of a newspaper to condemn or … more
The crisis ripping apart the Church isn’t a result of misconduct by priests. If these cases had been handled in a timely, transparent fashion, it would have been avoided. As Cardinal Dolan … more
I urge all Catholics not to confuse the trauma of clergy sexual abuse with your devotion to your Catholic faith. Regardless of what is happening in the Church, each of us must travel separately in … more
On the advice of a friend, I picked up a library book with the fearsome title “Dagger John,” by John Loughery. I was soon exposed to a history of the bias and hatred toward the poor, penniless … more
I commend the editors of this paper for being direct and candid regarding the recent allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. Archbishop Vigano is an individual of impeccable character and … more
I am so sick of clergy sex abuse cases. How come the #MeToo movement doesn’t apply in this context, fellow Catholics? I have my faith, but it’s no wonder the Church is falling apart and … more
I was sad and sick reading the PA grand jury’s findings on the sexual abuse by priests (CNY, Aug. 16). Those in charge did not protect us under the guise of concern for the reputation of the … more
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