‘A Clear Day … The Most Terrible Day’

Sept. 11, 2001, was the worst day I ever spent in The Tablet office. As I approached 310 Prospect Park West where our offices were located, I heard the news on the “Imus in the Morning” radio show. Bulletin — a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.

You Still Have Time: Students Urged To Sell Their Tablet Subscriptions

Going into the final stretch of The Tablet’s Covid Relieve Fundraiser for Catholic Schools this past week, Msgr. David Cassato — pastor of St. Athanasius-St. Dominic Church, vicar for Catholic Schools, and New York Police chaplain — encouraged students to sell their subscriptions in a series of short videos which were sent out to all the participating schools to share on their social media platforms.

Drawing Attention To a True Artist

For more than 40 years, Christmas at The Tablet meant only one thing — a John McAlinden illustration on the front-and-back page wraparound of the edition. Composed of thousands of individual names, the drawing would depict some piece of the story about the birth of Jesus. It might be a manger scene, or the visit of the Three Kings, or an angel blowing a trumpet.

Tablet’s Editor Emeritus Looks Back on Storied Career

Ed Wilkinson, the editor emeritus of The Tablet, is officially retiring on Sept. 21 — a date that has a special significance to him. It was on that date in 1970 that he started his career as a young, fresh-faced news reporter.

1918 Headlines Tell of Battle Against Spanish Flu

When Father Jorge Ortiz died March 27, it wasn’t the first time that death visited the Diocese of Brooklyn during a pandemic. A perusal of the headlines from the 1918 editions of The Tablet reveals that the Spanish Flu of that year hit the church here in unexpected and dramatic ways.

The Tablet Jr.: The Future of the Catholic Press

When The Tablet Jr. makes its debut in two weeks, students from our Catholic schools and academies will have a new platform to share their experiences and hopes with their classmates and their peers in Brooklyn and Queens. We at The Tablet want to read your stories in your voices.