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One World, One Mother

“One World, One Mother” is presenting the 3rd Annual Madonnas of the World Procession in the Archdiocese of New York on Saturday, 18 May 2013. See the advertisement below.

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Pro Life 2013 pictures in NYC

Here are photos from yesterdays pro-life Mass and rosary procession from NY’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. 


22 January 2013 is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the USA. A Catholic New York article speaks of positive signs of change.


The March for Life will happen on Friday, 25 January, Washington, DC.


Thanks to George Goss for the pictures.

New NFP newsletter … Naturally

Virginia Corbett, the coordinator of the programming for Natural Family Planning for the Archdiocese of New York is now publishing a monthly newsletter, Naturally. The newsletter will concern itself with fertility, infertility, contraception, etc. To receive a copy of Naturally read the attached newsletter to get Virginia’s email.

The Family Life and Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of New York does a terrific job.

On Sunday, December 30, 2012, there will be a Saint Gianna Mass at Saint Peter’s Church, Haverstraw, NY at 12:45 pm.
The Saint Gianna Mass is connected to the one held in NYC annually on May 16th at the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena (W. 68th Str).

Naturally may be read here: Naturally NFP Newsletter NY.pdf

Dorothy Day not the patron saint of the “left” nor an agenda item of the “right”


Day the saint.jpgDorothy Day is not a pawn in political camps. She is the darling of a political camp for either the seculars or the ecclesials. To apply political monikers of liberal and conservative, left or right is grossly inaccurate and a rather reductionistic manner to understand a person and her vocation, the vocation defined by love and happiness. True to an authentic follower of Christ, Dorothy Day’s vocation was to be a saint, that is singularly focussed on her Lord and Savior; her vocation was to adore and follow Jesus Christ. Day’s vocation was not to feed the the poor and argue for a change in governmental policy. As a friend said, Day’s life is too easily “framed in political terms by people who anachronistically use words like ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ to describe a life that was never about that fight.” Additionally, I fully agree with Martha Hennessy, 57, the granddaughter of Day who said she was uncomfortable about her grandmother’s abortion. Let’s pay attention to Martha Hennessy, “I wish we would focus on the birth of her child more than on her abortion because that’s what really played a role in her conversion.” Indeed. This is the pro-life position of the Church.

I significantly dislike the way Day’s life is used to diminish a true practice of faith, of religion. The NY Times published Sharon Otterman’s article, “In Hero of the Catholic Left, a Conservative Cardinal Sees a Saint,” and it’s typically misguided with tired cliches and wrong information (her facts are often wrong) yet useful in a limited way because Dorothy Day saintliness shines. Obviously Otterman wanted a story and not the truth.

Dolan meet Colbert

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One of the most clever, that is, funny men in show biz today is Stephen Colbert. He’s also practicing his Catholicsm and serves as a catechist.
Mr Colbert, with a friend, Jesuit Father James Martin of American Magazine will host a show with New York’s archbishop, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan. Get ready for a laugh!
Followup:
On the Cardinal’s blog there’s his article “Humor, Joy and the Spiritual Life.”
Laurie Goodstein from the NY Times wrote, “A Comedian and a Cardinal Open Up on Spirituality.”
On the AP is Rachel Zoll’s article: “Colbert to NY Fordham students: ‘I love my church.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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