Leo House: One of Many ‘Christians Inns’ Around the World

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.

Extension of 9/11 Fund Signed Into Law

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.

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.

Eighteen Years Later, Brother of Fallen Firefighter Still Helping 9/11 Victims

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.

De Blasio Formally Jumps Into Presidential Campaign Pool

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).

A Messenger of Peace

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 […]

Fr. Robert Lauder

‘New York Catholics’ – An Exceptionally Good Book

I can’t recall the first time I met Dr. Patrick McNamara. When he worked as assistant archivist for the Diocese of Brooklyn, he often had lunch at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center in Douglaston, where I reside. McNamara and I occasionally had lunch together and when we did, McNamara would always turn the conversation to […]