Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, I discussed the appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory in the Archdiocese of Washington, the upcoming Reconciliation Monday, Catholic Charities of NY’s newest affordable housing project, and the new movie Breakthrough with leading actress Chrissy Metz. Listen to the podcast here.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Jim Vlaun and I are broadcasting from Baltimore, where we are attending the 100th Anniversary Fall General Assembly of the USCCB. We are joined by Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Texas. Thanks for listening!
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss Columbus Day and the situation in Puerto Rico. We are joined by Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. with updates on the recovery effort.
We in the United States have a long and troubled history with the scourge of slavery. We recall its origins in the colonial era, the evil Trans-Atlantic slave trade that swept millions into bondage, the tragic blood-letting of the Civil War, and the tainted legacy that still impacts our African-American brothers and sisters. We tend to view slavery as something in the rear-view mirror of our nation, as something that we study only in the history books or to be seen in movies such as “Lincoln” or “Twelve Years a Slave”.
But there is still slavery among us — hidden…
December 15, 2014
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Saturday was “Santacon,” which, I’m told, means a lot of young adults dressing like Santa Claus and doing a “pub crawl” through Manhattan. From what I hear, it attracts a lot of people, some of whom imbibe a bit too much “Christmas cheer.”
But there were also a hundred or so young adults down at K-Mart at Astor Place, members of our Catholic Charities Junior Board, keeping a tradition called “St. Nicholas Shopping Spree.” They, too, have a lot of fun, but in a…
Immigrant children coming into this country have been the subject of much attention, debate – and, fortunately, great compassion by many – especially our Catholic charitable agencies and parishes. For the most part, they are young people, without their parents, who are arriving in this country seeking a refuge from poverty or gang violence. I was privileged today to travel to Northern Westchester and celebrate Mass for a group of these young people, to meet with them, and learn a little more about their circumstances and see where they are temporarily staying until they can be reunited, most often…