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.

Only in Print: Catholic Artist ‘Models’ Mother Cabrini | November 23, 2019

Ever since the saint was snubbed by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s She Built NYC’s panel to build public statues of historic women, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — an Italian-American nun known for serving immigrants in the United States — has drawn so much public support that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will fund a statue of her.

Sowing Seeds of Justice Celebration

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.