Posts Tagged ‘Catholics’
On this “Twelfth Day of Christmas” the traditional celebration of the Epiphany, I have received a gift from Pope Benedict XVI, to become a cardinal on February 18th. It’s as if Pope Benedict is putting the red hat on top of the Empire State Building.
The beginnings of Western civilization was rooted in the cultivation of gardens by Saint Benedict. You can get a glimpse of this seminal process at the Cuxa Cloister Garth Garden at The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the northern tip of Manhattan. The garden’s medieval herbs and modern plants [...]
The King James Bible is like the Mount Rushmore of American culture. Being the first English Bible printed in the United States (in 1782), the King James Bible (also called the King James Version) has served presidents, writers, artists, and the common man as their primary book for religious inspiration. Most of the presidents, including President Obama in 2009, chose to swear their oath of office on the King James Bible. And we cannot well understand the American literary tradition without taking into account this Bible. Writers like Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson used it as one of their main literary resources. Even today, nearly half of Bible readers (45%) in the United States most often use the King James Bible, according to a Barna survey conducted last spring for the American Bible Society.
There a no certain statistics about the faiths of Haitians in New York City. We have sorted through various scholarly, religious organization and community estimates to arrive at our figures. We are also continuing to interview Haitian religious leaders about the attendance at their religious sites. We welcome any additional information. A majority of NYC [...]
Every Dec. 12, Mexicans celebrate the Virgin Mary because they believe she appeared to a peasant at the hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, in the 1500s. This tradition continues with Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx, as they gather with the congregation of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.
In 1978 the number of evangelical church plants jumped to three times greater than the average number planted per year for the previous decades. Since then, the number of successful evangelical church plants has averaged 1.7% per year. By 2000 the church planting ratio translated into 80-100 evangelical churches and ministries planted per year. 50% [...]
Part 4: The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan Evangelicals and the religious context of 1975
There was not much happiness among the major religions of the city either. In City Center Manhattan the evangelical and liberal Protestants, Catholics and Jews were all in a depleted state. If Tammy had read The New York Times in August before she moved to the city, she would have discovered the dismal news from [...]
Journalist Rien Kuntari is one of number of immigrants who are refugees fleeing to the safety of New York City.
(Excerpts the Bishop’s column “Islam and Religious Freedom” in The Tablet, August 28, 2010) The events of September 11, 2001 will forever be burned into our minds and consciousness. All of us cannot help but be profoundly changed and tens of thousands of our family and friends continue to live with the pain of losing [...]
The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 3: Mexicans and Muslims
Sunset Park is also now a center for Mexican immigrants. Fifth Avenue is full of Mexican shops, restaurants and employment agencies. The religious center of the Mexicans in Sunset Park is the huge Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The church also has a large congregation of Chinese [...]