Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for the number of COVID-19 deaths — numbers many people believe were underreported.
When he was the pastor of St. Gabriel, Father Gioacchino Basile had a big dream — renovate the church and make it more beautiful for his parishioners. His dream has been realized but, tragically, he didn’t live to see the finished product.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to be felt across New York City’s commercial corridors, but there are entrepreneurs bucking the trend and opening businesses.
n the wake of six women developing blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control recommended Tuesday that states stop administering the shot.
The spirit of renewal and resilience was in the air at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on April 11 as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio officially installed Father Manuel De Jesus Rodriguez as the pastor and blessed the church’s new Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
According to the Department of Health, more than 867,000 people have contracted the virus and parts of Brooklyn and Queens have been COVID-19 hotspots. All of those who died in the pandemic or continue to suffer are remembered every day by Stanley Davis, who performs a special task to ensure that everyone in his Bedford-Stuyvesant community remembers them, too.
Going into the final stretch of The Tablet’s Covid Relieve Fundraiser for Catholic Schools this past week, Msgr. David Cassato — pastor of St. Athanasius-St. Dominic Church, vicar for Catholic Schools, and New York Police chaplain — encouraged students to sell their subscriptions in a series of short videos which were sent out to all the participating schools to share on their social media platforms.
In a passage of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Taking this to heart, this year the Vatican has asked children to write the meditations for the Way of the Cross led by Pope Francis on Good Friday, April 2.
Parishioners flocked to St. Brigid Church on Saturday for a Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, their beloved late pastor, on the first anniversary of his death from complications of COVID-19.
We’ve seen the headlines for more than a year now — “Impact of coronavirus lockdowns on mental health;” “Is the US ready for the mental health crisis that will follow?;” “Kids are not okay” — and the studies are countless. But what about the subset of the population that actually likes the separation?