When we sin, we’re sorry because we know we’ve hurt God, ignored His love, turned our back on Him. But when we approach Confession, we make God happy! Jesus tells us that there is a greater joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine who remain virtuous.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave and I talk about his trip to the Holy Land, Reconciliation Monday, the power of the Sacrament of Confession, and the heartbreaking fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about Holy Week, and commemorate New York City firefighter Michael Davidson, who died in the line of duty.
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Here is my homily for the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, I’m joined by Father John Devaney to talk about parish missions, the priesthood, and events around the Archdiocese.
From the most recent “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss Midnight Mass and Reconciliation Monday.
As a special Christmas treat, the choir of the Academy of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village, under the direction of Michael Bodnyk, performed live for us “Jesus, the Light of the World.” Thanks for listening!
From my podcast, “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” on SIRIUS XM, here’s a bit of my conversation with Father Dave Dwyer about his recent Paulist Parish Mission, the difference between All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and the importance of Purgatory.
Here’s a great piece on Reconciliation Monday from the point of view of a priest, Fr. Michael Duffy, of the Diocese of Rockville Centre:
I left physically exhausted, but spiritually renewed. My body ached from sitting for so long, but my soul felt like singing for having just witnessed such beauty.
Each year I’m tremendously impressed with the turn out for this “Reconciliation Monday.” But this year I was totally blown away.
Read the rest here.
December 15, 2014
You need a couple boosts to get you into the “Christmas spirit”? Try these two:
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…