Catholic Graduates Told to Make a Difference

New York’s Catholic college graduates were urged by a church leader, a cookbook author, and a music icon to build on their experiences by making a difference in today’s world. 

Only in Print: Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich Serves Up Advice, Life Story at Bayside Parish

The sign outside Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in Bayside simply promoted a fundraiser on Feb. 27 with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. But the three-hour event turned into a fan fest with Bastianich dishing out food, recipes and her life story, while 215 attendees savored the opportunity to get close to her, ask questions and have a photo taken with her.