Governor Cuomo: Just Say No!

Why would the government ever legalize another addictive drug? Maybe someone should ask – or rather challenge – this governor on that very issue.  After all, it was not in his political platform when he ran for governor. So, why now? More importantly, how can we stop him?

Striving to Model Mary’s Exemplary Qualities

Mary turned Jesus’ hesitation into a character-building moment. She knew His true talent and encouraged Him to share it with everyone. So don’t compare yourselves to others; everyone is special in his or her own way. God has gifted us all with unique talents. Let’s make them shine in each other, like Mary did for Jesus.

Patron Saint of Priests Is A Hard Act to Follow

by Msgr. Steven Ferrari

He had a hard time getting through the seminary, especially with learning Latin. He was thought too slow, too ignorant to progress in his studies. Would he ever make it as a priest? Where could he be assigned to do the least spiritual harm to his parishioners?

Carol Powell

Peace Is More Than a Feeling, It’s a Conviction

A few years ago, my husband, David, and I were asked to give a retreat to a group in the Peace Movement on the topic “Inner Peace.” If someone had asked me then what inner peace was, my response would have been different from what it is now. I thought peace meant quiet within and without, a total lack of disturbance from anywhere. Now I know no such state exists in this world. What did Jesus really mean when He told us He would give us peace, peace that the world cannot give?

One Year Post-Ordination: There Is Work to Be Done

A world without Jesus Christ is a world without hope – unrecognizable, within which our neighborhoods, communities, and our common humanity cannot truly flourish. For our sake and for those we must lead to Christ, we cannot lose sight of who we are, from Whom we came, and to Whom we look to return. We’ve got to roll up our sleeves, and get to work.

Relying on Each Other: Natural Family Planning

Married couples have the awesome task of witnessing God’s faithful love to each other, their children and society. Over the years, a couple can expect to face many issues, both big and small. One issue that is constantly brought up during discussions is the planning of family and space of children.

Finding Forgiveness for Fathers – And Sons

It was Wednesday, the day the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) meets at my parish. At the start of each session, we engage in a modified Lectio Divina. This past Holy Week, we were reading the Gospel about the two disciples walking to Emmaus. We focused in on how the disciples knew it was Jesus that they had asked “to stay with us.”

Cathedral Preps for Its Summer of Greatness

While many thousands of teens in the Diocese of Brooklyn will spend a portion of their summer descending upon the famed Queens Center Mall on Queens Boulevard, some will go just a few steps further. A few steps further toward greatness …