“Why is Columbus so important to you?” That’s a question I get from many, especially this time of year.
Columbus Statue Vandalization ‘Unacceptable’
An obscene message was spray-painted on the base of the Christopher Columbus monument in Columbus Circle over the weekend.
Baltimore Italian American Community Plans New Statue to Honor Columbus
Weeks after protesters toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, members of the city’s Italian American community are developing a plan to reproduce the marble monument so it can be displayed in a more secure location.
Italian-Americans’ Plea: Don’t Tear Down Columbus Statues
Italian-Americans in the Diocese of Brooklyn and elsewhere are decrying efforts by protesters who want to tear down statues of Christopher Columbus.
Cuomo Says New York State Will Build Mother Cabrini Statue
After marching in the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will build a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Columbus the Immigrant
Dear Editor: Bravo to Bishop DiMarzio for his excellent reflection, “Columbus Was the Original Immigrant” (Oct. 21).
Real Meaning of Columbus
Dear Editor: I was disappointed that no one voiced outrage for the graffiti-laden message mounted on the Columbus statue in Astoria. That statue was actually hidden during World War II in some basement out of fear it would be melted for bullets in the war.