Monday’s our feast day, everybody.
As a child, I grew up in a parish with a lot of Irish Americans, with a pastor whose folks came from Co. Tipperary, and wonderful Sisters of Mercy from Drogheda, Co. Louth, who taught us.
March 17 was a grand day, a holiday, with a “Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner” the Sunday before, the grade school girls trained by the sisters to dance the reels and sing the lyrics from Ireland.
But I noticed that the only ones actually from Ireland, the nuns, approached St. Patrick’s Day in a more reflective, somber, spiritual way. It was…
Cardinal Dolan’s homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Sunday is always colorful, interesting, and inspirational at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as thousands from all over the world crowded in for prayer, to light a votive candle, or to worship at one of a dozen Masses.
Last Sunday seemed even more so. I started the day meeting the leadership of our Knights of Columbus, the largest volunteer organization in the country. We spoke about our common efforts to protect the innocent, fragile life of the baby in the womb, but also about their sterling work to assist poor, mostly immigrant children attend our first-rate inner city Catholic schools, and their…
Jesus means “God saves,” Cardinal Dolan reflects on Epiphany–the day that Jesus was revealed as the Savior of the world–and ponders the question, “Do I (as in all of us) need a Savior?”
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Good morning! Buon Giorno! Happy Columbus Day!
Welcome to this ritual of blessing our newly repaired and restored doors here at our city’s, our nation’s, spiritual gem, America’s parish church, our beloved Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Cardinal Egan, my brother bishops, Monsignor Ritchie, the rector of this Cathedral, my brother priests, join me in welcoming all of you, inside and outside of this sacred temple, as do prominent board members, trustees, and allies:
Anthony and Christie DiNicola
Sam and Melody DiPiazza
Judge Milton Williams
And so many more….
These leaders join me in saying Benvenuti this splendid autumn morning, Columbus Day.
You know what Jesus…
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…
Let me share with you a copy of Edwin Cardinal O’Brien’s homily from St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Here is an excerpt:
It was Archbishop John Hughes, Irish born, who to the consternation of many laid the cornerstone for this Cathedral on August 15, 1859. The City and the Nation were at that time in a deep financial depression: bank closures and unemployment were rampant. And the site he chose to build was well north of the then bustling heart of New York. His whole plan was called Hughes’ Folly, so unrealistic were the finances as well…
Here is a copy of my homily from Pro-Life Sunday, Sunday, October 3, 2010, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. An audio clip of the homily is available online here.
“For the vision, still has its time,
presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;
if it delays, wait for it
it will surely come, it will not be late.”
The vision . . . God’s holy Word this Sunday morning, from the Prophet Habakkuk.
The vision . . . what is this vision?
From the beginning, our creator…