Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July 17, the community celebrated Mother Cabrini’s belated 171st birthday (July 15) and the 75th anniversary of her canonization.
Local Catholics interested in learning more about the life of Mother Cabrini can now view some of her never-before-seen belongings in a new pop-up museum at the shrine in her honor.
The Sisters of Life have been serving for 30 years. The order was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor as a community of women religious who, along with the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, take a vow to protect the sacredness of life.
The Diocese of Brooklyn will fully reopen its Catholic academies and parish schools for in-person learning again this fall. The diocese will also provide parents the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the 2021-22 school year through the new St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy.
Students at Catholic schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx will no longer need to log in for remote learning this fall as the Archdiocese of New York plans to fully reopen for in-person instruction. The Diocese of Brooklyn announced on April 27 that it will fully reopen its 69 academies and schools again this fall for in-person learning with the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the entire school year.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Daniel J. Felton, a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and its vicar general, to head the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.
The New York City Department of Health (DOH) has given clearance for outdoor competitive play for high-risk sports to resume across the city in mid-April. This includes competitive team practices, games, scrimmages, meets, matches, and tournaments for football and contact lacrosse.
In February 2020, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan embarked on a trip to Cuba at the invitation of the island-nation’s president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, causing a sensation in Havana. But it was a group of cloistered nuns in the island’s capital who captured the attention of Cuba’s noted guest, the cardinal archbishop of New York.
The superintendents of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Archdiocese of New York, supporting the Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), are appealing to the city to allow “high-risk sports to commence immediately.”
The Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), for both the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York, is asking the city council’s Committee on Health to host an emergency hearing in regards to playing high-risk sports locally.