Tomorrow will be a year to the day when Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay sent me a letter asking for a grant from the Bright Christmas Campaign.
The recent opinion by the Supreme Court in favor of the Diocese of Brooklyn was a victory for religious liberty. The limits imposed by the governor’s executive order were excessive, of course, but at the core of the diocese’s request there is another important element that we shouldn’t miss.
During the past eight years, the Bright Christmas Campaign has received well over one million dollars in donations that were distributed among parishes and groups in Brooklyn and Queens. I am overwhelmed by the generosity our readers show us each year.
Many things have changed for the worse during this tough year. However, hopefully, one good thing it may have given us is a deeper sense of solidarity.
Thanks should be given to the leaders of the She Built NYC initiative. Our readers may remember that the program, started in 2018 under New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray, asked the public to nominate women to be honored with statues in New York City.
As The Tablet goes to print, President Donald Trump is in his fifth day of battling the coronavirus. Studies show that many COVID-19 patients suddenly deteriorate after 7-10 days of contracting the coronavirus.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 45 days before the elections, has shaken an already turbulent season. For many voters, Supreme Court picks are an important issue in choosing the candidate they will support.
This is the first time in a half-century The Tablet was published without having Ed Wilkinson as one of its employees. He retired Monday, September 21, 50 years to the day he was hired by The Tablet in 1970. For half a century — as a reporter, sports columnist, news editor, editor-in-chief, and editor emeritus — he has been a constant presence in the paper.
As the elections approach, abortion debates will once again heat up. And, near an election, all debates tend to be reduced to whom you should vote for.
This is a good time to remember things that should be obvious: Family is more important than politics, friendship is more significant than party affiliation.