9/11 First Responder Luis Alvarez Laid to Rest

The funeral Mass for Luis Alvarez was held on Wednesday, July 3 at Immaculate Conception parish in Astoria, Queens. Alvarez was one of many New York police detectives and first responders to the terror attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. 

Finest Give to Each Other With Arms Open Wide

Owen Sprague has led the way for his family to grow closer to God. His father, NYPD Det. Danny Sprague, co-founded the With Arms Wide Open organization to help police families care for their children with special needs.

Honoring the Finest of the Finest

NYPD Deputy Chief Charles M. Scholl of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South received the inaugural Bishop Thomas V. Daily Memorial Award at the NYPD Brooklyn and Queens Holy Name Society’s 98th annual Communion Mass and Breakfast March 11.

Around the School Bell: NYPD Commissioner For a Day

On June 7, I had the wonderful opportunity of personally meeting New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill and shadowing him for the day. This experience helped me realize that you can achieve any goal with a little hard work and perseverance.

The Bulldog Is a Champ Inside and Outside the Ring

By day, he’s a soft-spoken Community Liaison Police Officer for the 61st Precinct in Brooklyn. By night, he’s the ferocious Brooklyn Bulldog who takes on all challengers in the ring for the East Coast Wrestling Conference.

Silent Moments with Saint Joseph

Standing in front of the altar where they celebrated the sacrament of marriage, NYPD officer Richard Joseph Galletta and his wife Lisa took a moment to reflect on the saint after whom he was named.

The Finest Pray and Remember

At the 97th annual Communion Mass and Breakfast for the New York City Police Department’s Holy Name Society, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated the Eucharist with more than 1,000 officers at Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village.

Xavier HS Community Honors Father Jim Keenan

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a Great Irish Fair gift for Catholic education, invites readers to help the NYPD with an outreach project in Queens, offers details on an upcoming vocation retreat and much more.