Letters to the editor
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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
I am a member of the Golden Eagles Senior Club at St. Augustine parish in Ossining. I would like to thank our club coordinators, Nancy Knight and Janice Paganelli, for their continued support during … more
CNY recently published a letter to the editor, in which a reader criticized our Cardinal for speaking to politicians, politicians of both parties. My question is: How else are the Church’s values … more
I read with tremendous sorrow of the death of Msgr. Ruvo (CNY, May 7). I was quite a bit surprised that the obituary did not mention the fact Msgr. Ruvo served as director of Our Lady of Lourdes … more
I want to thank you for your recent article on “Catholic Relief Services Unveils Hunger Awareness Campaign” (CNY, May 21). It is a wonderful reflection on your paper and our archdiocese that … more
What a great story by Bill Hagan (CNY, March 12). As an active duty and retired New York City police officer, with responsibilities that included security of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the … more
Your report on the call of 600 Catholic leaders with President Trump mischaracterizes the objections of many Catholics like me to Cardinal Dolan’s participation (CNY, May 7). I take no issue with … more
Each day we battle the human sickness of sin and to protect ourselves from this deadly affliction, we cover our mouths in masks of prayer and we wash our hands of imperfection by confessing our sins. … more
I am watching Mass on the Internet coming from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I really appreciate the Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison sequence, a reminder of the old Mass. The organ music … more
It started March 14, when my pastor suggested I keep a journal on the pandemic. On March 17, I saw the environment and ecology begin to recover from stress as the air became fragrant, and birds … more
Recently, I read about a person asking for prayers for her daughter’s family on Facebook. This was my response: “You and others all over have my prayer. God opens a door just when you don’t … more
The Easter issue of Catholic New York touched my heart. It felt like family. Cardinal Dolan validated our truth. “We’re apprehensive. We’re anxious. We’re alone.” The entire issue … more
Thank you, JJ Hayes, for expressing your very positive and uplifting message. (CNY Letters, March 26) We are a community, whether we gather publicly or not. We should not try to gather, much as … more
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