Coronavirus’s Mental Toll on Diocesan Students and Families

While school procedures are changing, the unknown dangers might lie deeper than the surface level for the students. School Psychologist Christina Sama-Bommarito at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates calls COVID-19 a perfect storm for children and adolescent mental health.

Christians Called to Return Home to Iraq, Restore and Rebuild Community

With the defeat of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq, the Iraqi prime minister has called on Christians to return home to Iraq. Mustafa Al-Kazemi said, in a statement issued by the government, that Iraq was “serious about providing assistance to our Christian families and solving their problems.”

A Cut Above: Catholic Hairstylist Uses Her Talents As Evangelization Tools

If you’re looking for a decent haircut in the midst of a global pandemic, we know a place. Take a walk inside the small, quaint entrance of Bellus Salon in Houston and you might be surprised to find a crucifix, prayer cards, and relics of St. John Paul II all before you sit down in the barber’s chair. 

A Sweet Ministry: Catholic Cookie Baker Shares Joy, One Bite At a Time

Genevie Alejandro never expected her future in the baking entrepreneurial world to begin with a bishop. But in April of 2020, she made her first batch of sugar cookies, shaped as priests with their Roman collars, for the birthday of Bishop Steven J. Lopes, the leader of the diocese that Pope Francis created in unison with the Anglican church — the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.

Nowhere Is Safe for Homeless and Poor: Crisis Poses Unique Threat

For nearly half a century, the Brooklyn-based soup kitchen, Community Help in Park Slope, Inc. (CHiPS) has served more than 300 daily meals to clients in the neighborhood without charging a dime. But, on March 19, it too succumbed to the coronavirus crisis, serving its last plate until further notice.