Mairen Upton, an eighth-grader at Holy Trinity Catholic Academy in Whitestone, is an example of a trend: Local Catholic schools are outpacing public schools in New York state standardized test scores.
At the Sowing Seeds of Justice Celebration Sept. 19 in Manhattan, Jose Chapa and Rev. Richard Witt of the Rural & Migrant Ministry, present an award to state Senator Jessica Ramos, sponsor of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.
Tucked away on West 23rd Street in Manhattan is a guesthouse that offers Mass at 7 a.m. and a rosary group at 3 p.m. on most days. The Leo House is one of several Christian “hotels” in New York City. Michael Coneys, its president, said the guesthouse gets about 40,000 customers a year from tourists to business travelers to those visiting sick friends or family.
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29.
President Donald Trump signed a bill on July 29 to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090. By signing the act into law, Trump made good on his promise to help those most affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The U.S. Senate is expected to pass on July 23 a bill to permanently fund compensation for victims and first-responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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.
Frank Siller spoke to The Tablet at a time when Congress is considering a bill to authorize funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, a federally funded program that compensates victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Congress last authorized funding for the program in 2015 for use until 2020, but that money is running out.
Mayor Bill de Blasio formally announced his campaign for president on May 16, becoming the 23rd candidate to join the Democratic field that includes such national figures as former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This article is written on the eve of the Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. As we await his arrival from Cuba, we express our hopes that his visit to our Nation will bring about a better understanding of human dignity and the need for […]