Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, Goes Home to God

Cardinal Edward M. Egan By Verne Equinox (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Cardinal Edward Egan, former archbishop of New York, has died today in Manhattan at the age of 82.  According to archdiocesan spokesman Joseph Zwilling, the cardinal died of cardiac arrest at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. Cardinal Egan was spiritual leader of the 2.5 million Catholics in the archdiocese of New York from 2000 through 2009.   According to the New York Times,"In February of 2009, the pope announced that Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee had been selected to … [Read more...]

SAYING GOODBYE: Website on End-of-Life Issues Is a Critical Resource for Catholics

Now and At the Hour of My Death

The New York Catholic Conference, with a generous grant from Our Sunday Visitor, has announced an important website which explains end-of-life issues from a Catholic can help individuals facing the end of life and their families to navigate the end-of-life questions and challenges, and bring peace to a stressful situation. The site provides links to trustworthy resources, guidance, and support from Catholic sources all across the country.The site isn't ju … [Read more...]

An Atheist in Heaven: Eben Alexander’s Venture Into Eternity

Proof of Heaven

I adored th[e] simplicity—the absolute honesty and cleanness of science.  I respected that it left no room for fantasy or for sloppy thinking.  If a fact could be established as tangible and trustworthy, it was accepted.  If not, then it was rejected. This approach left very little room for the soul and the spirit, for the continuing existence of a personality after the brain that supported it stopped functioning.  It left even less room for those words I’d heard in church again and again:  “life … [Read more...]