When the weather is warm, the odor of marijuana coming from people smoking pot on the sidewalk drifts into Saint Saviour High School in Park Slope through open windows, Principal Carolann Timpone said.
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St. John’s Celebrates Life of Noted Philosopher Touted for Sainthood
Residents of Briarwood, Queens, gathered at nearby St. John’s University on March 24 along with scholars, students, and clergy, including Bishop Robert Brennan, to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Fernando Rielo, a philosopher and founder of the Idente Missionaries.
Archdiocese of New York Names New Superintendent of Schools
The Archdiocese of New York announced Monday, March 27, that it has hired Sister Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, as its new superintendent of schools, effective when current superintendent Michael Deegan retires at the end of the academic year after decades of service.
Human Composting Does Not Show Proper Respect for Bodies of Dead, U.S. Bishops Say
A U.S. bishops’ committee said they oppose recent alternatives for human burial and traditional cremation, contending they “fail to satisfy the Church’s requirements for proper respect for the bodies of the dead.”
New York Dioceses Will Hold Statewide Eucharistic Revival Event
In an effort to localize the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival, the eight New York dioceses have come together to sponsor a statewide Eucharistic Congress.
Amid a Shortage of Nuns Several Local Orders Are Seeing an Uptick
While the number of sisters is dwindling in the U.S. overall, there are some bright spots, according to Church leaders.
The Sisters of Life is one such example.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honors Immigrants’ Quest for Better Lives
The 262nd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade made its annual trek up Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 17, with a rousing spectacle of bagpipes, drums, and marchers carrying Irish-themed banners.
Cardinal Dolan Welcomes ‘Fellow Irish One and All’ to St. Patrick’s Day Mass
The 262nd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off from the front of the cathedral that bears his name, following a Mass celebrated by New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan before a sanctuary packed with Catholic clergy, local dignitaries, religious, representatives of the military, and faithful.
Fordham’s Bronx Artifacts Collection Builds on Jewish, Catholic Partnership
A trove of artifacts of local Jewish life — bar mitzvah invitations, high school yearbooks, marriage certificates, receipts from kosher caterers among them — is growing here in an unlikely place: a library in a Catholic university.
Albany Diocese Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The Diocese of Albany, New York, announced March 15 that it has filed for bankruptcy reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.