Dennis R. DePerro, the 21st president of St. Bonaventure University, died of COVID-19 complications March 1. He was 62.
When personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to find early in the pandemic, St. John’s University Associate Professor Charles Fortmann saw the challenge and put on his thinking cap.
The Tablet will officially launch its monthlong “COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools” on March 15. Schools and students in the diocese’s 69 parish schools and Catholic academies will directly benefit by earning cash for themselves and their families through selling subscriptions to The Tablet.
Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane says the COVID-19 pandemic “has given us a providential opportunity to really examine why we have our Catholic schools in the midst of so much illness.” Bishop Daly chairs the Committee on Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
St. Mary’s Elementary and High School decided to zig while everyone else is zagging. Their reopening plan consisted of having every student back in school on a full-time basis and for now, everything seems to be going to plan.
If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of the nation’s highest court and the only sitting justice with a law degree not from Harvard or Yale.
After undergoing building-wide deep-cleanings in August, the 66 Catholic schools and academies in the Diocese will be operating differently than previous years when physical reopenings take place on Sept. 9.
While school procedures are changing, the unknown dangers might lie deeper than the surface level for the students. School Psychologist Christina Sama-Bommarito at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates calls COVID-19 a perfect storm for children and adolescent mental health.
The Tablet offers this special supplement to help families gear up for the new school year.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Brother Ralph Darmento, FSC, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, was celebrated Aug. 18 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Windsor Terrace. He died Friday, Aug. 14 at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn. He was 68.