Religion

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Immigration, Religion November 7, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Art, Culture, Religion November 3, 2015 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday, very separate from Halloween, where people honor the souls of their lost loved ones brought families together through dance, food, art and even health, something that South Bronx residents say they don’t see often.

Unused churches will house homeless

Unused churches will house homeless

Housing, Religion September 24, 2015 at 10:35 am 0 comments

One the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in New York City, Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan came to a Melrose homeless shelter to announce the launch of an initiative that will provide hundreds more beds for homeless New Yorkers.

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

News, Religion September 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

A visit to St Anselm’s and other Catholic churches in Mott Haven showed how the excitement over Pope Francis’s visit to New York City is spreading through the neighborhood.

St. Roch Church’s appeal delayed

St. Roch Church’s appeal delayed

Religion September 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Parishioners from the Church of St. Roch are still waiting for the Vatican’s final decision on whether the church will be merged as part of the Archdiocese of New York’s “Making All Things New” campaign.

Parishioners at the Church of St. Roch hold a Sunday vigil.

Congregation prays to keep its church

Religion March 3, 2015 at 11:21 am 5 comments

Elderly churchgoers at a Mott Haven church slated for closure say its disappearance would hurt the community.

St. Roch on the chopping block

St. Roch on the chopping block

Economy, Religion December 16, 2014 at 10:02 am 0 comments

St. Roch’s parishioners are deeply distraught that their church on Wales Avenue is slated to close , after the Archdiocese of New York announced the largest reorganization in its history.

Father Grange addresses graduates of a youth empowerment program at the Hand Community Center in 2010.

Father Grange dead at 73

Religion October 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

Father John Grange, longtime pastor at St. Jerome’s Church on Alexander Avenue, died on Oct. 17. He was 73.