Catholic Items Hold Their own at New York Public Library Exhibit

One of the most progressive items at a New York Public Library exhibit, perhaps overlooked by visitors heading for pop culture gems such as the hand-painted ballet slipper designed by Coco Chanel and an Andy Warhol oil painting of a Studio 54 ticket inscribed to Truman Capote, belongs to a nun.

NYC Mayoral Candidates Respond to Questionnaire From the Diocese

The Diocese of Brooklyn created and sent a questionnaire to New York City mayoral candidates who appeared in the televised debates to be printed in The Tablet. Their responses are presented here. Democratic candidates Shaun Donovan, Dianne Morales, and Scott Stringer and Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, did not respond to the questionnaire.

Pandemic Sparks Closures, Creativity in Catholic Schools

Catholic schools around the United States are retooling for an uncertain future after the coronavirus pandemic. Many schools have earned praise for their rapid transitions to online learning and creative outreach to families, but others have suffered financial death blows and announced that they will not reopen in the fall.

New York’s Guardian Angels Bolster Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer organization known for patrolling New York City’s subways in the 1980s, never left the streets, but he and his group are back in a more prominent role, because of the spree of anti-Semitic crimes that have hit the area during the last month.