Barbara and Mario Belluomo returned to their Brooklyn roots to revisit where they met, fell in love, and got married. To celebrate their 40th anniversary on Aug. 23, the Staten Island couple took a spontaneous trip and retraced their steps at the various venues from their wedding day.
Only a judge can order evictions, which are banned until Dec. 31 through a federal order approved earlier this month. But the ban doesn’t prevent a landlord from filing eviction lawsuits, which gets their cases on the record. Still, landlords will be in for a long wait. The New York City housing court has 14,000 backlogged cases filed before the COVID-19 lockdowns began in mid-March.
Though the coronavirus pandemic forcibly canceled all large, outdoor events, the 39th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York continued virtually on Sept. 19. Maureen O’Malley-Byrnes, executive director of the Irish American Building Society, remained steadfast in ensuring the end-of- summer tradition would not be forgotten.
Ed Wilkinson, editor emeritus of The Tablet, never imagined an honor first given to the Vatican’s legendary Swiss Guards would be the accolade that capped his 50 years covering the Diocese of Brooklyn, but that’s what happened last Saturday Sep. 19.
Hispanic Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn and across the country would normally be preparing for the Encuentro, an opportunity to discuss and address how the Church responds to the Hispanic presence and the ways Hispanics respond to the Church in kind.
Broadcast journalist Christine Persichette has been named the anchor of Currents News, a comprehensive nightly news program from the Catholic perspective.
Youth ages 11-18 at St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church said they felt lonely during the COVID-19 quarantine. Seeing a need, the parish’s youth ministry team created a speaker series over the summer to engage the kids and help them grow spiritually.
On Sept. 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza welcomed parents and children outside the Mosaic Pre-K Center, which the city runs out of St. Bartholomew School, for their first day of in-person learning.
Speculation swirls about two potential nominees to the Supreme Court — Judge Amy Coney Bryant and Judge Barbara Lagoa, both Catholics. Analysts question how religious faith would influence their rulings on cases involving abortion and other issues.
Ed Wilkinson, the editor emeritus of The Tablet, is officially retiring on Sept. 21 — a date that has a special significance to him. It was on that date in 1970 that he started his career as a young, fresh-faced news reporter.