Bronx Church Steps in to Help After Deadly House Explosion

St. Athanasius Church in Longwood opened its doors to victims and emergency crews following an explosion that leveled a three-story house at 869 Fox St in the Bronx on Jan. 19, killing one woman and critically injuring seven others.

Bronx Parish Comes Together for Fire Victims  

Susan Watts sat towards the back of St. Simon Stock Catholic Church on Monday night with a heavy heart thinking of the eight children she knew that were affected by Sunday’s tragic building fire, including one who died — “I came here to pray for them and for everybody that was affected.” 

Another Statue Vandalized Outside a Catholic Church in NYC

Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized outside a Catholic Church in New York City, this time early Sunday evening in the Bronx, but damage appeared to be slight. A woman reportedly set the fire at the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary Church, at 150th St. and Melrose Avenue.