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I’m beginning the New Year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make. My office used to be meticulous. Early in … more
It seems sometimes that we are surrounded by bad news. There are so many depressing stories at home and abroad that it can appear we are living in dark times. Additionally, each new report that comes … more
One of my favorite traditions of this Christmas season is to sit in front of the fire, with a bit of Ireland’s aged finest, and go through the cards you folks were gracious in sending me over … more
En una columna anterior hemos explicado que la autonomía de la libertad, o el ejercicio del libre albedrío, tiene límites intrínsecos a su propia naturaleza, en el sentido que no puede … more
“Silence is golden” is a motto I was taught many years ago while attending parochial school. However, through the years I have learned that silence is not always golden, and in order to defend … more
I have read the disturbing statistic that so many Catholics do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. I would like to share a personal opinion as to what may be contributing to … more
In response to the letter about the “Dress Code” (CNY, Nov. 21), as an 86-year-old cradle Catholic, mother and grandmother I personally would be very happy to see a young girl, or young man, … more
The annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon heralds the season in New York. More so than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the … more
The sounds of the season are upon us, and Christmas can indeed get pretty noisy. Of course, some of the noise is happy: cheerful greetings, conversations about Christmas plans, the sounds of carols … more
Christmas blessings, dear family of the Church in the Archdiocese of New York! Often am I asked what I consider to be pointers, or lessons, from this festive season. Many come to mind, but chew … more
When Pope Francis told a large group of elderly people last week that old age “is a time of grace” he may not have been referring to himself. But he certainly fits the bill, as he turned 83 … more
En círculos bioéticos se sigue debatiendo la cuestión de si el hombre, haciendo uso de su libertad y de la autonomía de la voluntad, puede, en determinadas situaciones en las cuales está … more
Bendiciones Navideñas, querida familia de la Iglesia en la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York! A menudo me preguntan qué considero como puntales, o lecciones, de esta temporada … more
This past Sunday marked the beginning of the season of Advent, which each year serves to prepare Catholics for the celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas. Advent also coincides with the beginning … more
As might be expected of two priests who have each served the Archdiocese of New York for at least 35 years, some similarities exist in the assignments Bishop-elect Edmund J. Whalen and Bishop-elect … more
I first got to know Sister Johanne McCarthy, C.S.J., about 18 months ago when she wrote to complain that our Albany diocesan newspaper wasn’t giving religious sisters the same treatment … more
Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was … more
A few weeks ago, just before Halloween, I was in the car looking for something to listen to on the radio. As I scrolled through the channels, I was very surprised when I heard Christmas music. I … more
Ken Jennings’ one-man play “The Gospel of John” evokes a sense of what it must have been like to hear the story of Christ told in the earliest days of Christianity. Imagine crossing paths with … more
A blessed Advent Season! We all know that these four weeks (less this year) of Advent offer the invitation to prepare for the coming of Christ. Wait a minute, though! Didn’t Christ … more
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