Controversy Rains on Columbus Day Parade

Tags: Currents, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Italian-Americans, Knights of Columbus, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City, St Patrick's Cathedral

Columbus Day is a time to honor Catholic explorer Christopher Columbus, his Italian heritage and the discovery he made. This year, though, controversy swirls on the sidelines as marchers parade past St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the rain. The clamor is over the future of Columbus statues in New York, particularly the 125-year-old monument at the southwest corner of Central Park. Some want it removed, while others fiercely defined it. Currents News Tim Harfmann reports that the Bishop of Brooklyn is at the forefront of Columbus Day.