DeafandHoH Community - A place for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate
Design Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Site Map    
Join the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
About DeafandHoH Explore News and Articles Hearing Loss Products Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings Resources - Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings DeafandHoH Community Home Page Hearing Loss Blog Hearing Loss Forum

Hearing Loss News

On the Upper East Side, Silent Prayers to Save a Sanctuary for the Deaf

By Sharon Otterman, The New York Times
summarized by Hailey Scragg, staff writer

The Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary was named New York’s Roman Catholic parish for the deaf in 1980 by Cardinal Terence Cooke. Today, it is much more than that. It has become a community of support and friendship for nearly 500 deaf New Yorkers, who go there to pray, study religion with clergy, and socialize. Sadly, this is coming to an end soon, because on November 2, the Archdiocese of New York announced St. Elizabeth had to close for regular use by next August as a part of a larger series of church mergings and closings. Father McCahill, a pastor of St. Elizabeth, is surprised and disappointed by the decision. He thought the status as New York’s sanctuary for the deaf would prevent the closing. No he said his job is just to try to remind people and the church: “Please, don’t let these people, who are marginalized in so many ways by society, be marginalized by the church.”

Read the full story here.

Open Chat Night for the deaf and hard of hearing community - Meet Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST
Audiologists and Hearing Care Facilities
Schools for the Deaf and HoH
Speech Language Pathologists for the Deaf and HoH

Read more about our Scavenger Hunt at! Advertise Here
Content Providers Wanted
  If you have any links or articles
  to share, please click here.
  DeafandHoH Social Network: Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Forum Copyright © 2016, LLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use  
Follow Community for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Facebook Follow Open Chat Night on Twitter Visit us on You Tube