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.

Chinese Catholics Welcome Cardinal Zen

Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen visited the Diocese of Brooklyn last weekend to meet with Chinese Catholics of Brooklyn and Queens. His visit also coincided with the continuing coronavirus epidemic in China and was part of his broader worldwide tour to advocate for religious freedom in the country.

Young Musician Is in Tune With Ministry

As a first-generation Haitian/Mauritian-American, Laguerre knew choosing a career that wasn’t going to lead him to medicine or business might raise some eyebrows in his family. And even though he had expressed interest in robotics and engineering, his natural proficiency in mathematics and connecting parts together pointed to his true vocation: leading others to Christ through sound and songs as a church music director.

Queens Parish Remembers Fallen NYPD Detective

“Be a Brian.” It’s a challenge that Leanne Simonsen posed to family, friends and NYPD gathered in Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens to remember her husband, Detective Brian Simonsen, who on Feb. 12, 2019 was shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to reports of an armed robbery at a neighboring T-Mobile store.

Students at St. Matthias Just Dewey It at School Library

Looking for a book in the library? There’s an app for that, but it lacks the charm of an old-school card catalog.The library at St. Matthias Catholic Academy, Ridgewood, has one of those ‘antiques’, and students use it to look up books based on the Dewey Decimal System.