Journey to Genesee: “Those who think they have arrived have lost their way”

I spent Saturday afternoon visiting with my sister, who lives part of the year in Geneseo, New York, about an hour’s drive southeast of Buffalo. She arranged for us to get a private tour of a place I’ve always wanted to visit: The Abbey of the Genesee, a well-known Trappist monastery just a short drive [Read More...]

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Praying with St. Stephen in Buffalo

Wednesday night, those of us attending the Catholic Media Conference gathered for Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, a short walk from our hotel. I couldn’t help but notice that the sign outside has ordinary of the diocese listed as the pastor for the church. Mass was celebrated by Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone, [Read More...]

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Church to become luxury apartments in “a new and changing Boston, where nothing is sacred”

From The Boston Globe: Three years ago, Cardinal Sean O’Malley designated the Holy Trinity Church in the South End for secular purposes – in official church language, “for profane but not sordid use.” That decree triggered a $7 million sale of the building to developers and a plan — just approved by the city — to turn it into [Read More...]

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Abu Dhabi opens second Catholic church

You may remember this item from a few days back. Now, it’s official:   A second catholic church in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the presence of Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Community Development, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state and Bishop Paul Hinder, [Read More...]

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Abu Dhabi to open its second Catholic church

From Vatican Radio:  The first Catholic Church in the UAE, St. Joseph’s Abu Dhabi, was opened in February 1965, and March 2015 marked the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the event. The Ruling Family of the Emirate has always been generous and it was their graciousness in donating a piece of land to build a place [Read More...]

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Conversion story: abandoned church turned into a brewery

View image | gettyimages.com From RTV6 in Indianapolis:  If you worship at the altar of beer, we’ve found just the spot for you. “Hands go up (in the church) as if they are praying,” Part-owner Karl Vann says. “But they actually have an iPhone and are taking a picture.” It used to be St. Joseph [Read More...]

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Back when churches were churches: some stunning examples in Pennsylvania

In the days before someone decided that the interior of every church needed to resemble a rec room, with a façade that paid tribute to the Kwik-E-Mart, folks built sacred houses of worship that actually looked sacred. Take, for example, these beautiful places in Pennsylvania, including the Catholic church pictured here, St. Joseph’s, in Erie. [Read more...]

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Lumen Christi! Scenes from our Easter Vigil

Photographs by Maria Ribar, Rosalind Chan-Ghanzi, Niranjan Fernando and me at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, NY at the Easter Vigil 2015.  Bishop Paul Sanchez, Pastor With my friend, ordination classmate, and the DRE at my parish, Deacon Bill McNamara. Team Triduum: While virtually every one of the 140 or so servers at [Read More...]

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Awesome video: see a church transformed from Good Friday to Easter Sunday in 30 seconds

Check out how they did it at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. Doesn’t every parish wish it were this easy and fast? Photo from St. John Cantius website [Read more...]

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Reconciliation Monday at St. Francis of Assisi

I dropped by one of my favorite churches in Manhattan, St. Francis of Assisi, for confession today, “Reconciliation Monday.”  The church is open for confessions every day, at all hours, but there was a line today anyway—about 20 people when I arrived at 5 p.m.  Four confessionals were open, so things moved quickly. I was [Read More...]

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