Growing Up Italian Podcast: Features Italian Enclaves (Link in Story to Listen)

Sabino and I met in Williamsburg at the famed Carmines Pizzeria and Restaurant on Graham Avenue for the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s Annual Gala in December. I was vaguely familiar with the Growing Up Italian podcast and more familiar with the Instagram account. I found myself following Growing Up Italian earlier last year (2018) and […]

Carlo Acutis’ Body Reported To Be Incorrupt: Another Step Closer To Sainthood

In 2018 we made two posts about a young boy who was taken from this earth way too soon. His name is Carlo Acutis. To illuminate this boy’s importance for new readers and to remind our loyal followers, Carlo Acutis may become a Catholic Saint. Carlo first received the Eucharist at the age of 7 […]

Chicago: Italian National Parish Will Remain

We are very pleased to announce that the Saint Therese Chinese Church will remain! The church was once the Madonna Incoronata Church when the neighborhood was home to a thriving Italian community. Over the years, the church has changed parishioners but the Italians have continued to use the Church not only as a place of […]

The San Sabino Society of Williamsburg: The New Venue For The Growing Up Italian Podcast

By: Raymond Guarini One of the many incredible contacts that I made at the most recent event for the Italian American Baseball Foundation was Sabino Curcio of the social media phenomenon, Growing Up Italian. Sabino invited me to join his podcast as a guest. I graciously accepted. About a month after the IABF event, I […]

More Italian National Parishes To Close In Chicago: Sign The Petition To Prevent It!

By: Raymond Guarini The hardest part about documenting Italian National churches in America is that so many have already closed and so many are in the process of being closed. There is also the fact that it’s hard to coordinate travels with the times that the churches are opened. Taking that into account, also add […]