Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in New York City
Nicknamed “The Big Apple”, New York City has long been the center of finance and more in the U.S. Although in recent years other cities have challenged its place, it still remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Many millions of Catholic immigrants arrived here in the 19th Century, many of them from heavily Catholic countries.
Of course, many of them had to deal with discrimination towards Catholics in their new country, especially the Irish. Signs of “No Irish Need Apply” posted on many a company’s door attest to that—and, of course, almost all Irish were Catholic. The same was often the case for others as well: Italians, Poles, etc. Almost all from predominently Catholic countries.
But as time went on, of course, this changed to where the city now has a very large Catholic population.
In addition to train connections from both Penn Station and Grand Central, the city is served by three airports: JFK, La Guardia, and Liberty (Newark, New Jersey). You can get cheap airfares here.
Most Holy Redeemer Church (over 150 relics of saints)
a Catholic Guest House for travelers: The Leo House (external link)