With chants of “Keep Columbus Day,” dozens of activists gathered at a Columbus Circle rally on May 12 to denounce the city Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to remove Columbus Day from the school calendar.
In a move that caused heads to spin, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) eliminated Columbus Day from its list of official school holidays, replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, and then abruptly changed course again when faced with a backlash.
The New York State-funded Mother Cabrini statue, commemorated in St. Frances Xavier’s honor, will be unveiled in Battery Park on Oct. 12.
COVID-19 is forcing everyone to change their Columbus Day plans. The Columbus Citizens Foundation recently announced that the march will not be held in person but will be a virtual event.
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.
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.