Culture, Faith and Gifts

The tradition of gift-giving on Christmas didn’t start with Santa Claus, but instead goes back to the Three Kings who traveled from the east to Jerusalem to give baby Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Msgr. McClancy Is a Safer Haven With Bulletproof Doors Installed

After the Valentine’s Day shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. in Parkland, Fla., left 18 people dead and provided another grim reminder that school shootings are no longer rare, Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S., East Elmhurst, decided to take security into its own hands by installing bulletproof doors.

Catholic Charities’ Mental Health Clinic in Jackson Heights Adds Pharmacy

For Donald Hoffman, mental health is nothing to be ashamed of

Hoffman, an Astoria resident, has struggled with bipolar disorder and depression for most of his life, and since 2013, he has received services from Catholic Charities Brooklyn  & Queens’ (CCBQ) mental health and rehabilitation center in Jackson Heights.

Bright Christmas Fund Boosts Youth Ministry in the Diocese

The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund has made the Christmas season a little more cheerful for Lauren Barriteau, 16, a parishioner of St. Clare Catholic Church, Rosedale, and a member of the parish’s youth ministry group.

Mother Cabrini Statue Will Be Placed in Battery Park

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s statue will be built in Battery Park City on a spot facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a fitting spot for the Italian-American saint, who is known as the “patroness of immigrants.”