By Patricia Montemurri   The remains of a Catholic virgin martyr saint revered for forgiving her attacker before she died were on display today in a Philadelphia church visited by Michigan's papal pilgrims. And the relics will soon be coming to three Detroit-area parishes.   The relics of St. Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old killed in 19...

By Eileen Mosco   State Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), self-appointed censor of holidays, introduced HB1135 to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. He and his followers blame Columbus for all the ills imposed on the indigenous people. How absurd.   Italian-Americans celebrate the day because: 1. Columbus was Italian. 2. H...

On the (virtual) road again, our trip around the US searching for Italian traces brings us today in Colorado. Again, not among the first States usually mentioned regarding the Italian emigration to the United States, but we will discover that there's a lot of Italy here too, starting from its motto that has its origin in Virgil's Aeneid: "Nil sine...

The Denver Nuggets are eyeing Alessandro Gentile and they will scout him at the next Italian Cup Final Eight in Milano, scheduled for February 7-9.   Alessandro Gentile is the captain of Olimpia Milano and will be at next NBA draft (Draftexpress projected him as 49th pick in its last mock draft). Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets w...

The Orlando Magic by no means encountered Danilo Gallinari in the course of their very first meeting in January, with the huge Italian nonetheless two weeks away from returning from torn knee cartilage. The Magic undoubtedly had no answer for him Sunday evening. Gallinari erupted for a profession-high 40 points, raining down a half-dozen...

By Joey Bunch   Columbus Day will live on in Colorado after legislation to abolish it was voted down Monday night. Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton who sponsored the bill, originally sought to have Oct. 12 renamed Indigenous People's Day. He dropped that part of the proposal with an amendment during the committee hearing. The four...

by Tara Houska   "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Every year, school children across the United States will learn this poem; each October, federal employees will get a day off to honor a man who never stepped foot in North America but is widely associated with its alleged discovery.   Over the past few years, however, C...

Festival Italiano at Belmar will feature the finest Italian food, artisan vendors, chef demonstrations, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence and live entertainment on 2 stages, strolling performers, a two day Bocce Tournament, plus more!   Join us on the main stage on Saturday night fr...

The late Patsy Guadnola, a beloved music teacher for many decades in Glenwood Springs who died this past March at age 92, has been inducted into the Colorado Italian American Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2016.   She joins 111 other Italian Americans who made their mark in Colorado history and have been selected to the Hall of Fame ov...

Maria Fassio Pignati's last convention as Grand Lodge President. Lynn Lawrence Murphy elected as new Grand Lodge President. Hats worn on first day of convention in honor of the late, great State Orator, Janet Capello. 80's Night, Entertainment Night, featuring Steve Waddington, Joey Gian, Marco Varela with a surprise appearance by Soprano Maria Fas...