Teens Forgoing Social Media For Lent to Get Closer to God

Adriana Dorner admits that she checks her phone at least 50 times a day, mostly to look at her social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But Adriana, a senior at Midwood High School, is saying goodbye to all three for a while. She wants to give up social media for Lent.

Father Lauder Sees Movies as a Life Lesson for His Faith

The melding of philosophy and spirituality expressed in art — particularly movies — has turned Father Robert Lauder into a film aficionado. As a philosophy professor at St. John’s University he shows his classes his favorite movies, like “On the Waterfront,” and “A Man for All Seasons.” He wants students to consider if movies can “tell us something about God.”

St. John’s Announces Closure of Staten Island Campus in 2024

St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus will shut its doors in 2024, following a 63% drop in enrollment over 22 years, which could have fallen even further, off a “demographic cliff ” expected across the U.S. in the future, officials said.

Sister Martina Says God Opened Her Eyes to a Life of Faith

Sister Martina Hou, CST, is a member of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and is currently a teacher at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Flushing, pursuing her doctorate in education at St. John’s University. Her personal story is a compelling one.