The Harvest Is Rich, Pray for More Laborers

by Sean M. Suckiel

THIS SUNDAY MARKS the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.”

Sisterly Love for a Muslim Brother

It was a cold afternoon. The world seemed harsh and I felt somewhat miserable. I was letting the weather get me down. Then an act of love inflamed my heart and brought me such joy it made me think of heaven.

Synod Preparations

The Catholic Church needs the enthusiasm, daring and hope of young people so that it can preach the Gospel energetically and respond to the questions men and women raise today, Pope Francis told some 300 young adults.

Learning from The White Rose

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS ago last month, Sophie and Hans Scholl and their friend Christian Probst were executed by guillotine at Munich’s Stadelheim Prison for high treason. Their crime? They were the leaders of an anti-Nazi student organization, the White Rose, and had been caught distributing leaflets at their university in the Bavarian capital; the leaflets condemned the Third Reich, its genocide of the Jews and its futile war.  

Sports Round Up March 10, 2018

CYO hosted its girls’ basketball diocesan championships Feb. 25 at St. John’s Prep, Astoria. The following teams won their respective divisions: Division I Pee Wee: St. Kevin, Flushing Novice: St. Mary’s Winfield, Woodside Bantam: Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village Rookie: Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village Intermediate: St. Kevin Division II Pee Wee: Resurrection Ascension, […]

Pork Roll, Lent and Catholic Identity

A FEW WEEKS before Ash Wednesday, an Associated Press squib with Lenten implications appeared in the Washington Post sports section:

Life March Needs Support

Dear Editor: On Friday Jan, 19, I joined hundreds of thousands of people to remember and demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision of Roe v Wade (which made abortion the law of the land in the USA) in Washington, D.C., in the March for Life.

Growing Up Polish

Dear Editor: I wish to thank Thomas Straczynski for his beautiful evocation (Dec. 16) of growing up in Polish Greenpoint. Actually, it was all quite familiar to myself since I grew up in Our Lady of Czestochowa parish in South Brooklyn. What beautiful memories! FRANCES GALLAGHER Windsor Terrace

Father Lauder on NET-TV

Dear Editor: NET-TV finally found a slot for the worthwhile program called “Catholic Novels.”