How many times would an organist have to play the traditional “Bridal Chorus” ballad during the beginning of a wedding? For those in attendance for the ceremony outside Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens, on July 17, the answer was unequivocally simple: as many times it takes to let nearly 30 brides walk down the church aisle.
The Feast of Santo Niño calls for a traditional Filipino trifecta of faith, food, and family. For members of the diocesan Filipino ministry in Fresh Meadows, the June 26 celebration didn’t fall short of meeting those expectations.
At 100 years and counting, Rosita Lewis is truly living her best life. Proudly wearing a sparkling crown bedazzled with the three digits marking her centennial year and a white and gold glitter sash, the Trinidadian-born great grandmother celebrated like a queen, surrounded by family, on June 11.
The New York State Catholic Conference has appointed Dennis Poust as its Executive Director.
“God has big plans for you!” was recalled as the iconic quote of Msgr. John Tosi, the former pastor of 15 years at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone. On a sunny Friday afternoon, crowds gathered outside the Queens church on May 21 to witness one plan that God had in store to remember the late priest’s life: the unveiling of the street sign co-named after him.
The NYPD launched an investigation Wednesday into the vandalism of a statue that memorialized Polish priest and martyr, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, who was murdered in 1984 due to his work within Poland’s Solidarity movement.
April 29 marks the day Polish Catholics solemnly remember when nearly 2,000 of the country’s 10,000 diocesan priests perished during the Nazi German occupation in World War II. The day coincides with the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
Students at Catholic schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx will no longer need to log in for remote learning this fall as the Archdiocese of New York plans to fully reopen for in-person instruction. The Diocese of Brooklyn announced on April 27 that it will fully reopen its 69 academies and schools again this fall for in-person learning with the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the entire school year.
An obscene message was spray-painted on the base of the Christopher Columbus monument in Columbus Circle over the weekend.
In a move being hailed as fundamental criminal justice reform by Catholic leaders, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will end the long-term use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails.