Inside New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, some 250 Mexican nationals were hailed as anonymous heroes July 11, after dying of COVID-19, which they likely contracted as they kept the city moving when it was experiencing the peak of the pandemic earlier this year.
Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
In a letter highly critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of enforcement during the COVID-19 shutdown, a U.S. Justice Department official urged the mayor to be fair to religious institutions.
“You learn not from what people say, but what you see around all the time.” Days away from her 100th birthday, Sister Canis Walsh, R.S.H.M. is looking back on everything she’s learned, everyone she’s met, and everything she’s seen during her century on this earth.
While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may believe there’s no comparison between reopening houses of worship and allowing for mass protests, Msgr. Kieran Harrington, rector of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, strongly disagrees and says the time to reopen churches is now.
COVID-19 infection rates in the Navajo Nation surpassed that of New York last month, giving it the unwanted distinction of having the highest per capita infections of any place in the country and placing a strain on already over-taxed Catholic ministries in the region.
At a time when hospitals are facing shortages of personal protective equipment, beds, and staff, the newest generation of healthcare professionals is stepping in, getting creative, and filling in the gaps.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn are making plans for Catholics to return to Mass and the sacraments in a way that cares for both the “souls and bodies of our people.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the state’s lookback window for victims of abuse to file civil lawsuits until January 14, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The problem has always been there, and now a global health crisis has made homelessness on the subway more visible than ever before.