First responders who risked their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and who worked on the recovery effort for months later, are susceptible to COVID-19. One widow, who lost her firefighter husband in April shares her story.
The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education called for an alliance between Catholic and non-Catholic educational institutions in order to confront the challenges stemming from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening of schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn went smoothly, according to Msgr. David Cassato, vicar for Catholic Schools.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on the Diocese of Brooklyn in the months since the first case was confirmed in New York, but the diocese is moving forward.
This ethnic group has suffered more cases and deaths than any other group in New York City, accounting for 34 percent of deaths according to NYS Department of Health records as of Aug. 29.
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.
Puerto Rico’s top prelate issued a challenge for the island territory to clean up its political system, warning that right now, corruption “haunts and drowns” its society.
A religious deli owner in Borough Park who started giving food and shelter to homeless men 15 years ago is still providing help, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
At the Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, the nine nuns who live there make use of online services for virtual, online doctors’ appointments and to chat with candidates who are contemplating religious life.