Recently, a well-known liberal political commentator died.
A few blocks north of our church, at 1664 Broadway in the old Warners' Theatre which was demolished in 1952, the first Vitaphone talking film, The Jazz Singer, opened on October 6, 1927.
The month of May stirs feelings most in lands where it follows dismal winters.
When a Christian says that it is "impossible" for another Christian to obey a commandment, as a Roman Cardinal recently did, what is such an assertion but a practical denial of the power of grace and of Christ Himself?
In these fifty days of Easter, there are natural echoes of rebirth: the skyscrapers rising daily within our parish bounds, and the change of weather.
The first Psalm engraved in my memory was the 24th, which as a child I found especially cheerful.
Veils over sacred images keep our minds on the promise of Easter.
When the original and lamented Pennsylvania Station designed by McKim, Mead & White was under construction in the first decade of the last century, our parish was not in a salutary area.
Today, we remember Palm Sunday, Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, that brief moment before he was betrayed.
"Sacred Scripture and the Church's traditional practice see in large families a sign of God's blessing and the parents' generosity." (CCC 2373)