Pope Benedict XVI prayed that God “grant Israelis and Palestinians courage to end long years of conflict and division, and to embark resolutely on the path to negotiation.”
Flags have been whipping about loudly and violently across New York City Saturday, and traffic lights have been swaying on their poles, as winds with gusts of up to 50 mph blast through the area.
Three sisters and their grandparents died in the fire. The girls’ mother, Madonna Badger and her boyfriend Michael Borcina, survived. Investigators determined the fire was started by improperly discarded fireplace embers.
Health officials will return to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park on Friday, offering vaccines to anyone who may have been exposed.
It’s not what you normally think about on your way to church. But on Tuesday parishioners were returning to pray for good health and to receive injections after being exposed to a potentially dangerous virus.
Late in the afternoon on the 25th, three men broke into the Ultra Diamonds store at 707 Sixth Avenue. They got in by first accessing a neighboring building and knocking a hole in the wall.
The 58th annual re-enactment of Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river — the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War — was staged Saturday on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border.
At the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine choir sang Psalm 98 as worshippers celebrated. For some, going to this cathedral on Christmas Day is a continuation of a family tradition.
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