A parish in a neighborhood that once had the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the country has found new joy in the discovery that a familiar painting over the transept doorway of its church is a 17th-century masterpiece.
Thomas Ruggio, a fine art and art history professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., is seen Sept. 13, 2021, standing next to Cesare Dandini’s 17th-century masterpiece “Holy Family with the Infant St. John” in the atrium of the school’s Ryan Library. The artwork is on loan to Iona from Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. Ruggio was surprised to discover the painting during a visit to the church earlier this year. (Photo: CNS/courtesy Iona College)
George Pataki, former New York governor, made his personal “state-of-the-state” comments in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor.
A candlelight service at St. Francis of Assisi Church Aug. 23 offered uplifting music, quiet prayer and heartfelt petitions for those struggling in the chaos of Haiti and Afghanistan. The event incorporated Scripture, silent reflection, musical response and prayer.
A staggered group of seven ecology interns and Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) volunteers lived on the 212-acre Brentwood property between the end of May and the beginning of August — pursuing their passions and making the Earth a greener place, one row of plants at a time.
Some New York State lawmakers are unsure if Andrew Cuomo can be impeached after resigning from office. Others, like Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens, believes Cuomo can and should be impeached to prevent him from making a political comeback.
The memory of the late Rev. Bartholomew “Barry” Frazzitta — who served in the Diocese of Brooklyn for nearly 50 years and was a chaplain to the Boy Scouts of America — will live on for years to come, thanks to the Ten Mile River Scout Camps Museum.
St. Joseph’s College has been ranked second in the Northeast & Islands region on the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges” 2021 list — the Catholic college’s highest ranking to date.
Following the release of a report detailing allegations of sexual abuse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting calls to step down — including from President Joe Biden.
Violence continued to stalk the streets of New York City last weekend, with two incidents happening two days apart.
Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July 17, the community celebrated Mother Cabrini’s belated 171st birthday (July 15) and the 75th anniversary of her canonization.