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Traditionally, Labor Day is a dividing line of sorts in New York, with the lazy days of summer on one side and the opening of schools and parish programs such as religious education on the other. … 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
The response of the Church and individual Catholics to the devastating explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon, one month ago has been impressive and heartwarming. The prayers, the expressions of … more
Attending Mass involves a lot of coordination and preparation. It doesn’t begin when we arrive at church, but a good amount of time beforehand. I can well imagine the hectic schedules of … more
An upstate New York church recently asked me if I would do a Zoom talk for their parish book club, which had just finished reading “Walking Together,” my 2010 book on spiritual friendship. They … more
For the last three years I have had the great gift of celebrating Mass every Monday morning for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. For the first two years I would go to Our Lady of Guadalupe … 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
“A nadie deban nada más que el amor” (Rm 13, 8)   E l filósofo E. Kant decía que todo lo que hacemos, para que tenga un sentido ético, debe … more
One of my respected professors in graduate school taught a course called general semantics. Although the title may sound frivolous, the topics he covered were actually quite profound. This discipline … more
As we approach the end of summer 2020, we in New York are in a situation that was unimaginable when we rang in the New Year eight months ago. Stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks in public, social … more
In the three weeks since the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which leveled entire sections of the city, officials of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) here in their … 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
La Pontificia Academia para la Vida (organismo de la Iglesia Católica fundado por el papa san Juan Pablo II en el año 1998), ha publicado el 22 de julio del presente año 2020 un documento titulado … more
Since we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, how we receive Him, how we reverence His presence among us, matters a great deal. First and foremost, we receive Him in a state of … 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
Throughout the liturgical year the Church sets aside the months of May and October to have a specific focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary. This makes sense as May is a month with Mother’s Day and the … 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
The four young women who took a step forward to the novitiate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal at an investiture ceremony Aug. 2 are seeking “an ever-deepening relationship with God” as … more
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