Charles Carroll died on this date in 1832. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the only one who gave his address 'Carrolton.' His cousin John was the first bishop in the US and both traveled with Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Canada. He outlived all of the other signers. ... See MoreSee Less
Fr. Francis Duffy was a heroic WWI chaplain who won numerous awards for his distinguished service. After the war, he served as a pastor at Holy Cross Church in Times Square - where he is honored with a statue that millions of tourists pass by every year. ... See MoreSee Less
Pope Leo the Great presided at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 which defined Christ as a divine person with both a human and a divine nature. He preached to crowds almost daily and over 100 sermons survive. He even saved Rome when he met Attila the Hun at the city gates - a moment highlighted by Raphael. ... See MoreSee Less
Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. The official parish of the Pope, the high altar contains within it an ancient wooden altar on which St. Peter used to celebrate Mass. ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus says, "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would NOT leave the ninety-nine.." This passage is often used to illustrate God's extraordinary love, but its an example of His ordinary love, i.e., of course God would seek out anyone who is lost! ... See MoreSee Less
"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not run in vain or labor in vain." Philippians 2:12-16 ... See MoreSee Less
"Democracy cannot be idolized to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality..Its 'moral' value is not automatic, but depends on conformity to the moral law to which it, like every other form of human behaviour, must be subject." JPII ... See MoreSee Less
"Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others" Philippians 2. ... See MoreSee Less
St. Martin de Porres brought peace to all around him - including animals. According to an eyewitness, there was one day at the feet of St. Martín, a dog, a cat, and a mouse eating from the same bowl of soup - natural enemies eating peacefully side by side! ... See MoreSee Less
Shop AmazonSmile and support FOCUS Catholic at an increased donation rate! Purchase all your typical Amazon items at smile.amazon.com with no additional fees, to give back to FOCUS and further support our mission. ... See MoreSee Less
Eastern rite Churches use leavened bread for the Eucharist because it represents rising and the Resurrection. The Latin rite uses unleavened bread because it calls to mind the Passover and a sense of urgency. ... See MoreSee Less
FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - it's about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership.
Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday.
See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek ... See MoreSee Less
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is "Lines" (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!
As always, you do not need a DSLR (those "big fancy cameras") or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!
LINES on the HIGHLINE Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 12:00pm Meet on the Kimmel Steps! ... See MoreSee Less