Only in Print: ‘Graffiti-Free NYC’ Is Wiped Away

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to scrap a program providing free graffiti removal assistance to private property owners has lawmakers and business leaders concerned that New York City is returning to the bad old days of the 1970s when spray-painted tags were everywhere.

Bevelyn Beatty’s BLM Protest Campaign

The woman dropped to her hands and knees, landing in the puddle of black paint she just splashed onto the “Black Lives Matter” mural on the pavement outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.

Cardinal Dolan Blesses Ashes of Mexican Nationals Who Died of COVID-19

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.

Churches Empty, But Streets Are Full

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.

Missionary Says Navajo Can’t Be Forgotten After COVID-19 Pandemic

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.