St. John’s University held a groundbreaking ceremony May 12 for a new Health Sciences Center on its Queens campus, to be the home of its recently approved degree program in nursing.
The Catholic School Teacher Scholarship program is being offered to 12 Catholic school educators entering St. John’s graduate degree program in Fall 2022.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston, South Carolina, and named as his successor Scalabrinian Father Jacques E. Fabre, currently administrator of San Felipe de Jesus Catholic Mission in Forest Park, Georgia, in the Atlanta Archdiocese.
When Bishop Robert Brennan was a student at St. John’s University in the 1980s, he remembers attending daily Mass at the small Our Lady of Lourdes chapel tucked away on-campus. It was something vital to his early formation and eventual decision to join the seminary.
Raphael Civil, a student at St. John’s University, wasn’t aware of Black Catholic History Month until very recently but he became a quick study. After reading up on the subject, Civil stepped up to help school administrators organize the campus celebration.
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, New York, held an inaugural ceremony on Oct. 21 to officially welcome its new president, whose own academic life centered on two schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
A statue of the famed coach now sits in Carnesecca Arena.
From their days playing CYO basketball, to moving onto AAU hoops and dreaming big on NCAA college courts, Christina Champagnie and her husband Ranford have been their twin sons’ biggest fans.
Kathy Hochul, who will become the next governor of New York on Aug. 24, will have to hit the ground running as she will be faced with several daunting challenges as soon as she takes office.
Greg Vetrone is back in Queens with St. John’s.