Shakeel Rafael’s brother is currently sitting in a jail cell in Pakistan awaiting trial on blasphemy charges. Nadeem Samson has been behind bars for three years and his family has asked the State Department to put pressure on the government of Pakistan to release him.
Broadcast journalist Christine Persichette has been named the anchor of Currents News, a comprehensive nightly news program from the Catholic perspective.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s roots are deeply entrenched in Brooklyn. The Supreme Court justice, whose death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 set off a period of national mourning, was born and raised in the borough.
First responders who risked their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and who worked on the recovery effort for months later, are susceptible to COVID-19. One widow, who lost her firefighter husband in April shares her story.
On August 19, Kids Care Crew NYC (KCCNYC) took the initiative to show what taking care of a community looks like and cleaned Metropolitan Avenue.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan thanked God for living in a country that respects religious freedom and prayed for people battling COVID-19 and those caring for them, the unborn, the elderly, immigrants and refugees during the opening evening of the Republican National Convention.
Since the Department of Health and Human Services allowed medical professionals to travel across state lines to help patients affected by the pandemic back in March, there have been roughly 4,000 travel nurses sent to New York. Janelle Orbon, a critical care nurse from Denver, is one of the many out-of-town nurses saving lives in New York.
With the new school year slated to begin next month, Catholic educators are preparing to adapt to the new norm of teaching with social distancing and face coverings. However, others already affected by this year’s estimated 140 closures across the country are trying to remain hopeful about their professions.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York confirmed he has accepted an invitation from the Republican National Committee to offer a prayer at the party’s nominating convention.
The Legislature voted in March to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo the power to suspend certain laws by executive order during the COVID-19 pandemic, but critics say it’s time to end the added authority because statewide coronavirus deaths have dropped significantly.