Police are hunting for a vandal who scaled a fence outside St. Athanasius Church early Friday and knocked a crucifix to the ground, doing “serious damage” in what is being investigated as an anti-Catholic hate crime.
As the city is on the mend from a year of COVID-19 restrictions, fierce, unprovoked attacks on people of Asian heritage have erupted during the first few months of 2021. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio says the Catholic faith has a role in dealing with the hate, but ultimately it is a moral issue in the heart of each person.
NYPD chaplains Msgr. David Cassato and Imam Tahir Kukiqi come from different religions but share a strong bond. Msgr. Cassato, a Catholic, and Imam Kukiqi, who is Muslim, are proof that emissaries of different faiths can work together and serve as examples to others.
Churches are eligible to receive U.S. government funds to beef up security measures under an anti-terror grant program run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congresswoman Grace Meng encouraged religious institutions to apply.
A gunman was fatally shot by police on the front steps of St. John the Divine Cathedral in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Dec. 13, after the 52-year-old man began firing two semi automatic handguns just before 4 p.m., at the end of the church’s public outdoor Christmas Choir concert scheduled that afternoon.
Incarnation Catholic Academy invited the 105th Precinct to attend a socially safe, in-person celebration on Oct. 28 to mark National First Responders Day. Congress designated Oct. 28 as National First Responders Day three years ago to honor firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and others who are first on the scene in dangerous situations.
The NYPD has arrested a man accused of smashing a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the property of Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace last month.
Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the vandal who threw a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the ground outside the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island, Sept. 11.
First responders who risked their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and who worked on the recovery effort for months later, are susceptible to COVID-19. One widow, who lost her firefighter husband in April shares her story.
This year, Patriot Day will be observed on Friday, September 11, the 19th Anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville in Pennsylvania. Each year, Patriot Day is celebrated in remembrance of all those who were killed or injured by the terrorist attack.