Mother Cabrini Statue Will Be Placed in Battery Park

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s statue will be built in Battery Park City on a spot facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a fitting spot for the Italian-American saint, who is known as the “patroness of immigrants.” 

Xaverian, Diocese Confront Teen Vaping Crisis

The danger of vaping is real. According to a Sept. 19 weekly report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people with a deadly vaping-related lung disease rose to 530 from 380 the week before (38 states and one U.S. territory report numbers). Officials have said half of those patients are under 25 years old and 16 percent are younger than 18. Nine deaths have been reported.

Child Abuse Law Signed in New York Long After Diocese’s Adoption

Fourteen years after the Diocese of Brooklyn began to offer programs in parishes and schools to prevent abuse of minors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Erin’s Law” on Aug. 29, requiring public schools in New York state to have a similar program.

New Bridge Still Honors Polish Past

The Kosciuszko Bridge linking Brooklyn and Queens is named for Polish Catholic and American Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Father Marek Sobczak, C.M., pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, is glad the bridge will continue to commemorate the sacrifices Kosciuszko and other Poles made to build America.

Cuomo Quashes Prostitution Bill for Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on June 17 that he wouldn’t sign a bill to legalize prostitution, effectively ending efforts by lawmakers to pass the bill during this legislative session, which ends on June 19.

Excommunicating Cuomo

Dear Editor: Excommunicating Governor Andrew Cuomo is exactly the response he wants from the Catholic Church. By announcing New York State is onboard, he singles himself out as a loyal ultraliberal member of his party and welcomes the attention he is receiving. Moral principles go out the window and are replaced by political ambition and a quest for power. Watch out, Governor.