After 441 years, it appears that the East and the West may finally be close to agreeing upon a single day to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.
Author: John Alexander
Only in Print: A Look Back at Notable Songs from the Vietnam War
With the emerging folk music boom of the early ’60s, anti-war anthems became a part of the dialogue regarding the conflict in Vietnam.
PHOTOS: The 28th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Bay Ridge hosted its 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 26. The luck of the Irish was certainly on display as a long line of distinguished Irish and honorary Irish community leaders, representatives, schools and businesses marched along the boulevard.
Director’s Oratorio Based on Passion of Christ Through the Eyes of Immigrants
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph Music Director Alejandro Zuleta is preparing for the premiere of his highly anticipated “El Oratorio Panhispánico,” an inspired new take on the Passion of Christ through the lens of Hispanic immigrants.
Former Brooklyn Man Proud of Paperboy Days With The Tablet
One of James Hayes’ first jobs was as a Tablet newspaper delivery boy. He also sold the paper outside the St. Jerome Church after Sunday morning Masses. And after all these years, even after relocating to his new home in South Carolina, Hayes still carries a torch for The Tablet and reads it from cover to cover every week.
Priceless Honor Bestowed Upon Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa
While many legendary musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Celia Cruz, have appeared on U.S. postage stamps, only one, Ellington, has ever been honored on a U.S. coin.
Priests, Parishes Unite to Aid Local Families Affected by Turkey-Syria Earthquake
Unimaginable images of a father holding onto his teenage daughter’s hand as she lay dead under a collapsed building and babies being pulled from the rubble of an earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 hit especially close to home for families in Brooklyn and Queens with relatives in the ravaged region.
God’s Love Crosses Continents With African/Caribbean Music
Ten years ago, Sophie Nsougan had just immigrated to the United States from Togo in West Africa. While looking to find work, Nsougan took the opportunity to help introduce and integrate the unique sounds of her native country into the Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Jamaica, Queens.
Bright Christmas Fund Spreads Cheer in Diocese
The readers of The Tablet stepped up in a big way this past holiday season, helping make this a truly bright Christmas for children and families throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn and beyond.
Competellos Express Their Faith Through Music
Don and Diane Competello have more in common than your average husband and wife. The married couple, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June, have both served as music directors at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Middle Village for the last 12 years, and they are both longtime educators.