The cardinal’s column

Cardinal Egan certainly deserves to have his say on the events of recent weeks. He doesn’t do many interviews, but he does write a column for Catholic New York, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New York. In this week’s issue, which reached mailboxes yesterday, he writes very directly about what’s been happening.

I believe that CNY’s circulation is about 140,000 copies, but there are supposed to be some 2.5 million Catholics in the archdiocese (it’s a very, very rough estimate, based on the overall size of the population from Census data).

If you don’t get CNY, you can read Egan’s column on the “website.”:http://www.cny.org/archive/eg/eg102606.htm

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.