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.

Back to School 2020

The Tablet offers this special supplement to help families gear up for the new school year.

Brooklyn a ‘Bridge’ on the Underground Railroad

Hidden among the streets and sidewalks of Brooklyn is a rich abolitionist history. From homes of prominent leaders in the movement to churches that were stops along the historic Underground Railroad, the borough was a hub of abolitionist activities, leading up to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of enslaved African-Americans. 

Even Before Airing, Dorothy Day Film Tops Amazon Documentary Chart

Dorothy Day, whose life was a series of seeming contradictions, might be bemused at this one: The DVD version of a documentary about her life has, more than a month before the film reaches the PBS airwaves, made it to the top spot on the Amazon documentary sales chart.

Pro-Life Family Shows The Adoption Choice

The Stark family, who live in Pound Ridge in Westchester County, have seven children, six of them adopted, including three from China. The family’s story shows another facet of the pro-life movement: adoption.

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.