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After winning five medals—four gold and one silver —at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking things one step at a time on her return home. more
Bernard Witek took the word vacation out of his summer off from school. The resident of Rego Park, Queens, interned at Madison Global Partners in Manhattan, and then took a train and bus from his … more
High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch, held by Brazil’s former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado. more
Mike Piazza, the superstar catcher for the New York Mets who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, gave credit to his Catholic faith for his success. “My mother gave … more
Pedro Bravo claimed a first- and second-place finish to lead CYO New York at the 2016 National AAU Club Championships in Orlando, Fla., July 10-16. Bravo of Iona Prep Lower School in New Rochelle … more
Sophia Vessecchia is ready for Broadway after being an instant success in front of her biggest crowd. The 13-year-old from St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights sang “God Bless America” … more
The Staten Island boys and girls cruised by their respective competition to capture the archdiocesan CYO Track and Field Championships at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island on June … more
Four former baseball players at Catholic high schools in the archdiocese were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on June 9-11. Stephen Alemais was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the … more
Michael Gorman singled home the winning run as the Iona Preparatory School baseball team defeated Msgr. Farrell, 5-4, in nine innings to capture the CHSAA AA City Championship at St. John’s … more
Former New York Mets star Rusty Staub is thankful each Sunday he attends Mass and asks what else he can do even though he’s already a significant difference-maker off the field. Staub received … more
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