Message from Msgr. Kevin Sullivan on the Rockland County Attack

12/30/2019  |  Public Statements  |  Share

 

Hate and violence should have no part in our world. The attacks in Rockland County against members of the Jewish community during a Chanukah service of light, are a tragic reminder that the darkness of sin and evil has not been vanquished. ...

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Mother and Daughter Find Hope Through Mentorship Program

12/30/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Photo by Joshua Bright, The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

After years of raising her daughter, Nydia, on her own, Rita LaRosa sensed that Nydia needed another role model in her life, someone who could offer a different perspective.

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A New Number, “988”, For Suicide Prevention

12/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

There has been a toll free number, 1-800-273-TALK, available to Americans who needed a suicide prevention lifeline. But last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to create a new national crisis hotline number. The 3-...

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Mayor DeBlasio and Catholic Charities Tackle Homelessness

12/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

If you’re a New Yorker you know our homeless problem has been around for a long time. You also know how harsh the winters are and how dangerous the subways can be. It’s no way to live. That’s why Mayor Bill DeBlasio has drawn...

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“Mommy, I Love You” Struggling Single Mom and Young Autistic Daughter Bounce Back

12/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Photo: Michael Noble Jr. for The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

Angela Terrero’s daughter, Astrid, was about a year old when the unsettling behavior began.

She started crawling late and did not respond to her mother when she called...

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Miguel Angel Guity: The Journey of an Unaccompanied Minor

12/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Photo by: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

By Sara Aridi, The New York Times 

When Miguel Angel Guity Mejia was 16, he packed his Bible, a pair of shoes and some clothes in a knapsack. In the dead of night, he left home without...

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Light the World: Vending Machines that Give Back

12/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

If you find yourself near Lincoln Center this holiday season, you might stumble on a vending machine that is more than what it seems: instead of vending snacks, soda, or headphones, this “Giving Machine” invites...

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Catholic Charities Serves Hope and Turkey for Thanksgiving

12/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Catholic Charities of New York gave away hundreds of complete Thanksgiving meals at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Center in Harlem.

During this annual event, Catholic...

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Meet Destinee

12/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times 

By Sara Aridi

Destinee Gonzalez Gil was nervous when she sat for the SAT exam last year.

She was allowed extra time to complete it because of a learning disability, and she had already...

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