Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was aboard the Brooklyn diocesan float in New York’s Columbus Day Parade Oct. 8.
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.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
We just finished celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The word Hispanic, as we know, has been recently coined to cover immigrants from the 22 Latin-American countries and Spain who speak Spanish and are part of our nation.
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.
October is Respect Life Month. This week’s Tablet TALK invites readers to participate in a pro-life prayer vigil, highlights upcoming fundraisers for the Life Center of New York and Mercy Home, and much more.
This weekend, we reach that Monday in October so longed for by school teachers, that first three-day weekend, that first day off, at least for Catholic school teachers. Yes, Columbus Day is rapidly approaching and, as it has been for several years now, the man whom we commemorate is a figure of controversy.