Last Wednesday, January 3, I had the joyful opportunity to offer the prayer opening the New York State Senate’s first session of the legislative year. I am grateful to Senator John Flanagan, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Senator Jeff Klein for their warm welcome and hospitality. Here’s the prayer I offered. (more…)
As is my annual tradition, I celebrated Mass yesterday for the inmates at Taconic Correctional Facility in anticipation of Christmas. After the Mass was concluded, I blessed a plaque in honor of Sister Antonia Maguire, a Franciscan Sister, who ministered to the inmates at the facility for about five decades. Sister Antonia recently died, and what follows is a moving tribute to her by Sister Laura, her Provincial.
God Won the Toss
“Go and preach the gospel… when necessary, use words.” (Saint Francis of Assisi)
She didn’t want to go; she didn’t know how to turn down such an…
Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Everything we have, everything we’ve accomplished, everything we do, is a gift from God our Father.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Jim Vlaun and I discuss the state of the world, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, and upcoming events.
Through faith we know that the Holy Spirit, though invisible, is the most potent force in our life.