It was truly a nightmare scenario. Images of a dark cavern lit up TV screens in every home, coffee shop and restaurant. As humanity watched with bated breath, the focus of the world turned to a remote jungle in the distant land of Thailand. Twelve boys and their coach were found alive after nine days without food or water.
Father Hung Xuan Cao, 36, was born into a peasant farming family in central Vietnam.
More than 1,400 students joined together to raise more than $154,000 for the fight against cancer at St. John’s 13th annual Relay For Life —a new record for the university, which has supported the event since 2006.
More than 2,000 middle school and high school students from nearly 60 parishes across the diocese spent their Saturday at St. John’s University for Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day. Part day-retreat, part praise and worship concert, the full-day schedule was coordinated by the diocesan School of Evangelization.
Eleven undergraduate students at St. John’s University, Jamaica, will be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, April 8, in a special campus-based liturgical ceremony at St. Thomas More Church celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros.
The overall men’s basketball program histories for St. John’s University and St. Francis College have traversed much different paths. However, a former Terrier remembers a statement win over the Johnnies in 1954.
This week’s Tablet TALK offers opportunities to get a fresh start in this new year and highlights those who have made significant achievements.
Anthony Iapoce, the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers, will be hosting the inaugural New York Baseball Coaches Clinic on Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Division Avenue H.S., Levittown, L.I.
Aaliyah Lewis, a graduate of both St. John’s University, Jamaica, and Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, recently began her professional basketball career with Forssan Alku, a professional team based in Finland.
Solly Walker, the first black player in St. John’s history, will be honored Oct. 22 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin, by the Brooklyn U.S.A. Athletic Association, a community-based organization established in 1974 to help improve the quality of life for youth in Central Brooklyn.