Ignacyo Matynia, an actor on screens large and small, changed his first name — not an unusual thing for performers — but his motive for doing so was different than most.
Classmates at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy on Thursday represented all parochial school students in the Diocese of Brooklyn in a special goodbye and “thank you” to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who retires on Nov. 30.
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.
Father Carlo Graziano, an extern priest from Italy who served at St. Athanasius for more than two decades, died of complications of COVID-19 at Maimonides Medical Center on Jan. 18, parish officials confirmed.
For the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, furry friends and other diocesan pets were blessed by Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.
“Why me?” That’s the question Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst, said he asked when he was told that he had been selected as a chairman’s honoree for the Josephine Foundation Follow Your Dreams dinner on June 21 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.