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…
I hope that our non-Catholic friends will pardon many of us Catholics today. They will probably sense that we’re a bit jittery: This is Holy Week, and, today is Reconciliation Monday throughout all five boroughs, Long Island, and seven counties north of the Bronx, reaching almost to Albany. Sometime this week, especially today in the Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn, and Diocese of Rockville Centre (as every parish in those three dioceses has confessions available from 3:00-9:00) many of us will approach the sacrament of penance to conclude Lent and be ready for Easter.
So, we’re a little…
I am sorry that I will not be in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral this Sunday to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – also known as Corpus Christi. (The solemnity is actually today, June 7 – the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. In the United States, we have moved the observance of the solemnity to the following Sunday, this year June 10.) I’ve got a good excuse, though, for my absence. You see, I am leading a group of pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress that…
Well, I did it again…
It’s usually one of the very first things I do on my first full day back in Rome…
Early in the morning, I walk down the Janiculum Hill – where I stay at the North American College – to Saint Peter’s Basilica, there to go to confession and then to celebrate Mass.
Two powerful sacraments, Eucharist and Reconciliation, constants of our spiritual life, at the heart of the church, near the tomb of Saint Peter.
I don’t want you to think that I only approach confession when I’m in Rome!
At home with you in New York I try…