It’s a somber day as we remember January 22, 1973 and the disastrous Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade. It has led to the brutal abortion license here in the country we love. We bishops have designated today a national day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn.(more…)
Happy 100th birthday, John Joseph O’Connor!
We were blessed to have you as our shepherd from 1984-2000.
Never can we forget you!
While there are so many gifts you gave that prompt our gratitude to this day, we especially prize your prophetic fortitude in defending the sanctity of human life – from the baby in the womb to the fragile ill and elderly – and the dignity of the human person – especially the worker, minorities, immigrants, the poor, AIDS patients, and special needs kids.
You were maligned as a…
Today, with a home field advantage in the New York Times, Governor Cuomo linked me with the “religious right.”
This is something new from the governor. He did not consider me part of the “religious right” when seeking my help with the minimum wage increase, prison reform, protection of migrant workers, a welcome of immigrants and refugees, and advocacy for college programs for the state’s inmate population, which we were happy to partner with him on, because they were our causes too. I guess I was part of the “religious left” in those cases.
The civil rights…
Here’s my homily from this morning. On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we ask God for His mercy for the sin of abortion. We ask Him to change hearts and laws, so that our nation might return to the protection of life that was there from the foundation of our republic.
Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up after our travels on today’s episode of Conversation with Cardinal Dolan.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony, as well as the referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution.
For my column in Catholic New York on mental illness, click here.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution and the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
Dr. A.R. Bernard, Senior Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center, joins the Cardinal to discuss his upcoming trip to Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/eg9bOp78DV
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On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and the sad case of Alfie Evans, who went home to God on Saturday.
I’ve been travelling the past couple of days and finally got the chance to catch up on my reading. I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this excellent piece by George Will about the truly grim situation for babies with Down syndrome in Iceland. Here’s an excerpt:
Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but before congratulating that nation on its final solution to the Down syndrome problem, perhaps it might answer a question: What is this problem?
To help understand why some people might ask…
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up between retreats and discuss the U.S. Senate’s failure to adopt the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
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