The ribbon has been cut, the doors have been opened, and the “Vessel” welcomes all who wish to ascend its stairs. Tonight, we take you inside Manhattan’s newest neighborhood. As last minute preparations continue for tomorrow’s now all-inclusive St. Patrick’s Day parade here in Manhattan, Staten Island’s LGBT community questions why they are still being banned from their borough’s celebration. Following a year that rocked the Catholic Church with new revelations of decades old incidents of sexual abuse, Pope Francis convoked an unprecedented summit to take action. But was it a serious first step or public relations damage control? Monsignor Jim Lisante is here with answers.
Aired on March 15, 2019.