A major Catholic get-together took place in Manhattan last weekend, but it was hardly anyone’s idea of some holier-than-thou event. Gales of laughter unfolded in the lobby over food and drink, while outside of the venue, enough cigarette smoke was emitted that one may temporarily think they had walked upon the scene of the fire.
The New York State Catholic Conference was informed that Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools.
The Archdiocese of New York has resolved claims from 189 victims of clergy sexual abuse in the amount of $40 million.
Churches from across New York State have joined the Diocese of Brooklyn in its annual campaign designed to remind people about the true meaning of Christmas during this busy season. The “Put Him on Your List” campaign encourages the faithful to put Jesus at the top of their Christmas list and to celebrate His birth by attending Mass.
Finished works by Michelangelo Buonarroti – the Sistine Chapel, the Pietà, the statue of David – continue to captivate millions of viewers each year. But before the Renaissance genius picked up his brush or chisel, he began with chalk to sketch what would become some of the world’s most enduring art masterpieces.
Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto dedicated the new Christ the King Mausoleum at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I.
Fifty years after he put himself between a wounded Marine and fatal enemy gunfire, the story of Maryknoll Father Vincent R. Capodanno’s faith and sacrifice is being retold in a new movie.
Deacon Patrick Logsdon, 70, a deacon of the Rockville Centre Diocese was found stabbed to death outside the halfway house he managed for formerly incarcerated men.
While Justin Brannan is running for New York City Council on a platform to improve mass transit, city schools and neighborhood safety, it’s the subject of his music that’s come under scrutiny by some Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Hispanic members of Regina Pacis parish, Dyker Heights, went on pilgrimage Oct. 28 to the National Divine Mercy Shrine, Stockbridge, Mass. The group is encouraging devotion to the Divine Mercy for the Hispanic community in the parish.