Local Catholic Schools Request to be Included in Vaccine Distribution

Local school superintendents have asked that Catholic school educators be included when city public school educators eventually become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as vaccine distribution continues to be criticized for its slow rollout at the city and state levels.

Judge Rules in Favor of Catholic Schools in Archdiocese’s Case Against DOE

On Nov. 23, Judge Wayne Ozzi of the New York State Supreme Court — Richmond County granted COVID-19 testing relief sought by Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. The Archdiocese filed a lawsuit last month against the City’s Department of Education (DOE), stating that the DOE should legally provide the same health and testing resources for its students as it does for public school students (as required under Section 912 of the State Education Law).

Basilica’s Catacombs Tour Called Historic, Sacred, Inspiring

Since 2017, New York residents and tourists have hired Tommy’s New York to show them around the catacombs at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan. This underground area is the resting place for many legendary characters of New York City’s earliest history.

New Transitional Deacons Take Next Step Toward Priesthood

The new transitional deacons received weekend assignments in local diocese and continue their studies during the rest of the week until they complete their four-year seminary training and become ordained priests in May.

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.