Let Them Speak: Praying Twice for Mother Cabrini

On one of the most historically rich days of our Italian community, I was fortunate to be on the diocesan float with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Mother Cabrini statue that was presented to our community in a procession and Mass which I had attended with my mother and many of the proud religious organizations.

Let Them Speak: More Than Just a Saint

Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth and babies, died on Aug. 10, 304, at the age of 13. She was canonized in 1837 and her feast day is Aug.11. An interesting fact is that she died on a Friday at 3 p.m. just like when Jesus did on Good Friday.

Let Them Speak: Never Be Afraid of Being Yourself

My name is Jessica Dalonzo. I am a Henry Viscardi School (HVS) alumna from the Class of 2018. I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 7A, a connective tissue disorder that lacks proteins called collagen, essentially affecting the muscles and joints. However, despite of my disability, I do not allow it to influence my morale and view of life. It is only the beginning.

Let Them Speak: Character, Courage and Commitment

I always viewed life through rose-colored glasses, but from 2015 to 2018, numerous circumstances in my life challenged me personally and academically. Nevertheless, these circumstances were blessings in disguise as they allowed me to overcome these hardships and give back to the community through volunteer work and define a specific career path that would benefit humanity.

Let Them Speak: What Freedom of Speech Means To Me

Freedom of speech is the right that we, as citizens of the United States, are entitled to. This right, included in the First Amendment to the Constitution, states that the government may not punish people or organizations based on what they say or write.