Catholics: Did Candidate’s Rock Imagery Go Too Far?

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.

Regina Pacis Parishioners Make a Pilgrimage of Mercy

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.

Rockville Centre Announces Compensation Fund for Those Sexually Abused by Clergy

The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced the establishment of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The IRCP allows survivors of sexual abuse by priests or deacons of the diocese to seek financial compensation.

Americans Not Quite Ready To Say Goodbye Columbus

Looming high over New York’s Columbus Circle is a marble statue of the circle’s namesake built in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the new world.

Fidelis Care Will Be Under New Management

Fidelis Care, a New York State insurance plan, has signed an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.

Vanessa Williams Stars As Sheen Center Dazzles

Dedicated to programming that’s good, true and beautiful, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture offers a new series this fall, “Broadway Bares Soul,” featuring entertainers who discuss faith in between musical performances.

NY Auxiliary Bishop Retires

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh of New York, who reached the normal retirement age of 75 in April.

Tragic End for Missing Bath Beach Grandmother

Mary Joyce-Bonsignore, 88, a parishioner of St. Finbar, Bath Beach, who had been missing for over a week was found dead a couple of blocks from her home July 25, said her pastor, Father Michael Gelfant.