A Red-Light Tribute to New York’s Beloved Cardinal

This story is beginning to make its way around the web—Rocco Palmo was the first, I think, to post a picture showing the New York skyline, in all its glory. Here it is:  The One World Trade Center building glowing red to honor New York’s own newly appointed Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm, who represents the 13th District of New York, is the guy to thank for this flamboyant salute to New York’s new cardinal.  Congressman Grimm first approached the Empire State Buildi … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifices: Something Simple for God

Lenten resolutions. We make them, we break them, we take them so seriously. We resist chocolate or cigarettes or soda or sweets.  But are we changed, after forty days of deprivation? I was inspired this year by a little book I read, Simplifying the Soul by Paula Huston.  In it, Huston suggests small sacrifices for each of the days of Lent—thereby making more room for God in your life and in your heart.  Her ideas are not the typical deprivations that first come to mind; instead, she encourages … [Read more...]