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.

Impromptu Parade Marches Fifth Ave.

Usually On St. Patrick’s Day, the bells ringing from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan are heard by more than 100,000 marchers and at least a million spectators along one and a half miles of Fifth Ave. But for the first time in more than 250 years, the annual parade was postponed amidst concerns of COVID-19.

Only in Print: Cartoonist Draws His Inspiration From Christ

“It’s my form of worship to God,” Jonny Hawkins said, “to use my creativity to bring joy and lift people’s spirits and hopefully bring a smile to their face.” Since 1986, more than 45,000 of Hawkins’ cartoons have sold to an array of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Reader’s Digest, Parade Magazine, Catholic Herald, Catholic Digest and St. Louis Review, amongst others.

Black History Month: Blessed Peter To Rot

For those young Catholics in the diocese who sometimes feel misunderstood when they want to express their faith publicly in a city like New York, pray to Blessed Peter To Rot for help.

Catholic Hero Honored on 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

An American who risked his life in one of World War II’s most vicious battles was honored during the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima, Feb. 19, at the Staten Island U.S. Marine Corps League headquarters. Veteran Nick Troianiello believed he survived his wounds during that bloody battle, because of God.

Black History Month: Blessed Isidore Bakanja

We will never meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja on this side of heaven. But if you’re looking for a holy friend who might know a thing or two about forgiveness, look no further than Bakanja to intercede on your behalf.