World Youth Day 2016

About 600 young people from Brooklyn and Queens attended World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 25-31.

One and Only Brother Peter

Dear Editor: First, let me thank you and The Tablet staff for reporting so well on World Youth Day. It’s refreshing to have the news about an important event like this given the attention it deserves. I find it almost creepy that the secular media steers away from such news as if it were some kind of disservice to report on it. Again, thanks to all.

Don’t Forget Polish Victims

Dear Editor: This is the answer to Dennis Sadowski’s “Brooklyn Pilgrims Learn History at Auschwitz” (July 30). Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, and the Poles became the first people in Europe to experience the Holocaust. Hitler made clear even before the German invasion of Poland that: “The destruction of Poland is our primary […]

The Transforming Effect Of World Youth Day

I recently came back from covering the diocese’s contingent to the World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. It was a blessing and a humbling experience to accompany the 600 teens and young adults from Brooklyn and Queens and try to chronicle how this WYD pilgrimage affected their lives.

Tribute to WYD Participants

Dear Editor: After reading Dennis Sadowski’s “B’klyn Pilgrims Learn History at Auschwitz” (July 30), I was left with chills, but hope for our future. The photograph of the young pilgrims also spoke volumes.

The Youth of the Church Universal

I just returned from having attended my sixth World Youth Day … a wonderful experience, not only for the young people, but also for the bishops to see the young people expressing their love for Christ and His Church by making difficult sacrifices to attend all of the events.

WYD Recap: Negro Chin on Currents

Tablet reporter Maria-Pia Negro Chin followed Brooklyn and Queens pilgrims on their journey to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis. When she came back she spoke with her editor Ed Wilkinson, on Currents, the nightly Catholic news show.

Pope Says World Is at War But It Is Not Religious

An economy that focuses on the God of money, not human beings, is the foundation of terrorism, Pope Francis said. Speaking to journalists aboard his return flight from Krakow, Poland, July 31, the pope also stressed that violence exists in all religions, including Catholicism, and it cannot be pinned to one single religion.