Christmas Tree Lightings, Dec. 9 – 20

Dec. 8 – St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bensonhurst, 8-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 – St. Andrew the Apostle, Bay Ridge, 5:45 p.m. – Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, 6 p.m. – St. Bernard, Mill Basin,  6 p.m. – St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, 6 p.m. – Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights, 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Hearts of […]

We Are All Romans

As is his custom, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, stopped into the Basilica of Saint Mary in Rome both before and after his Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Pontiff goes to the image of Our Lady under the title of Salus Populi Romani (The Health {or Protection} of the Roman People) to offer a prayer of petition and thanksgiving. Handing over all things to the Lord Jesus, under the patronage of His Blessed Mother, is a hallmark of all Catholics, but Francis seems to have a particular devotion to Mary.

After Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving Day, overindulgence is often part of the holiday ritual. Dr. Ira Mayer, director of gastroenterology at Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, shares advice to help aid digestion.

Talking About Racism With the Family

by Dr. Hosffman Ospino

IN A RECENT column, I related the conversation that my wife and I had with our young son about race. We talked about how incisive and damaging stereotypes about Hispanic people are in the Church and society.

Fencing with Bigots

… BEING AN imaginary dialogue between a nominee to a federal appeals court and members of the Committee on the Judiciary of what once imagined itself “the world’s greatest deliberative body”…