Catholic Woman from Queens Fights for Troubled Uyghurs

A lawyer from Queens says there is credible evidence of abuses suffered by Uyghurs in China, including forced labor camp internments, forced abortions, sexual abuse, and mandatory sterilizations of women via surgically-placed IUD devices.

Former Firefighter Is a Local Inventor

More than a decade ago in 2009, a new H1N1 influenza virus emerged, causing the first global flu pandemic in 40 years. It was during the following 15-month-long period that the public became more conscientious and exercised extra health and safety precautions.

Good Friday Procession at St. Mel’s Parish

Saint Mel’s parish, Flushing, held the traditional Good Friday’s Processione del Cristo Morto e dell’Addolorata (Procession with the Dead Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows).

Pilgrims Receive Blessing Before Heading to Panama

It was their last official act of preparation before their spiritual and physical pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama – local pilgrims attended a Mass of Sending at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

New Principals

Several elementary academies and schools are welcoming new principals and assistant principals this September.

Let Them Speak: Recognizing Injustice

I may not be parading around Union Square, but in no way does that discount the amount of social justice work that I have done. In fact, when I have the time and autonomy to attend protests, I certainly will. Do these actions make me a bad Catholic? Or a bad Christian? They do not.  

Let Them Speak: I Can Do All Things

I have been in a wheelchair all of my life. I was born with a disability called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 7A – a connective tissue disorder affecting my muscles and joints – and have had almost 30 major surgeries. I couldn’t have done it without God by my side. I face many obstacles, some are harder for me, but I have always found strength in my faith.