Bishop Caggiano: ‘The Church is Fracturing’

Bridgeport Bishop Frank Caggiano says if the Church is to inspire the world to live out the messages of Pope Francis, it first needs to fix its own fractures and come together.

Astoria Native Works ‘Overtime’ Taking Care of Business (Degree)

John Lenehan, now retired, first enrolled at Fordham University in 1956, but he never finished his degree because family and career took priority. But now he is re-enrolled at Fordham to finish up the last few credits he needs to graduate on May 21, 2022. He will be 88, and the oldest graduate ever at the university, officials there said.

Secular Medicine is Undermining Human Equality, Author Says

In 2013, an overlooked blood loss after routine surgery for sleep apnea sent thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath into cardiac arrest, and, two days, later tests showed she was brain dead. The state of California declared McMath dead.

Sleeves Up: Return To Campus Will Require Proof of Vaccination For Many

Before heading back to campus for the beginning of the fall semester, students at local Catholic colleges and universities may need a needle. St. John’s University has joined a growing list of schools requiring that its student body provide proof of vaccination before arriving on campus in the fall.

Game Clock Ticking on Resuming Local Catholic High School Sports

The superintendents of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Archdiocese of New York, supporting the Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), are appealing to the city to allow “high-risk sports to commence immediately.”

Focolare’s New President ‘A Daughter of the Church’ In ‘Service of All’

Focolare, the international ecumenical organization, has a new president — Margaret Karram, an Arab Catholic from Israel, and an expert at promoting dialogue among religions. In a Feb. 5 audience with Pope Francis, Karram told him, “I don’t like the word ‘president.’ I’m a daughter of the Church, and I want to be at your service and the service of all.”