Friar Charged With Blocking Access to Long Island Planned Parenthood Clinic

Father Fidelis Moscinski, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, has been charged with violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, for allegedly blocking access to a Planned Parenthood of Greater New York facility in the Hempstead section of Long Island, New York.

Designer Combines Sustainability With a Unique Franciscan Touch

If life imitates art, then the glamorous pieces that fashion designer Caterine Sanchez brings to fruition are clothes that embrace sensuality, femininity, imagination, and nature, while incorporating movement, hand-drawn images, and, if one digs a little deeper, even symbols of her admiration for a group of Franciscan friars.

Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.

Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., a founding member of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Dec. 13 in Manhattan. He was 75 and had been battling cancer.