From New York to El Salvador, Prayers for Peace at Mass for St. Romero

At the end of one of the bloodiest weekends in the history of El Salvador, which resulted in mass incarcerations and the suspension of personal freedoms in the Central American nation, Salvadoran Catholics gathered March 27 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York to honor the country’s saint, who defended life and human rights.

Modern-Day New York Guardsmen Honor Civil War ‘Irish Brigade’

On Dec. 13, 1862, a brigade of Union infantrymen, many of them Irish Catholic immigrants who had settled in Brooklyn and Queens, attacked a fortified Confederate position along the high ground south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The so-called “Irish Brigade” comprised five regiments, three from New York City: the 63rd, 69th, and 88th.