‘Sistine Chapel of Queens’ Honors St. Dominic of Amityville Sisters

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York have a rich history of serving Sacred Heart Church, especially as teachers in the parish school since it opened in 1941. To honor them, the final of six murals that have been painted on the ceiling of the church was dedicated Sunday, Jan. 23.

Only In Print: Haiti’s 12 Years of Turmoil

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 15 miles southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people, destroying more than 250,000 homes and 30,000 commercial buildings, and causing over $8 billion in damage.

Catholics Are Urged to Help Reverse Crippling Legacy of 2010 Haiti Quake

The 30,000 Haitian refugees who surged across the U.S.-Mexico border last summer fled an earthquake back home, but not the one that hit their homeland a few weeks earlier. The plight of these people actually began on Jan. 12, 2010 following an even more devastating quake near Port-au-Prince.

Frustration Mounts with Shortage of Effective COVID-19 Treatments

Medical science so far has produced three monoclonal antibodies treatments for COVID-19, but only one is effective against Omicron variant. Consequently, the medicine is in short supply worldwide, which is adding frustration to already-overwhelmed doctors.

Msgr. Marino Retires After 49 Years of Service

At St. Rosalia-Basilica of Regina Pacis Parish at the border of Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights, Mass is celebrated each week in English, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Msgr. Ronald Marino grew up in a family of Italian heritage just a few blocks from the basilica.

Fire Safety Experts: Prepare for the Unpredictable

Fire safety depends on prevention, like making sure smoke detectors work, and doors close properly to keep smoke and flames from spreading. But once a fire starts, people should already know their apartment building is fireproof or combustible, which determines whether to flee or stay put.