Irish Fair to be Held in New Oceanside Venue

There will be some changes made at the Great Irish Fair this year. Not only has the fair switched from a weekend event to a single-day affair but the venue will also be different.

The Great Irish Fair, which benefits Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be held at the brand new Amphitheater on the Boardwalk in Coney Island.

Good Catholics Should Be Registered to Vote

Anne D’Antuono sat in the vestibule of Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge, waiting for the 9 a.m. Mass to finish. On the table in front of her were registration forms for people wanting to vote in the fall but who had not yet signed up.

Daily News Leads Hit Job on the Church

The New York Daily News hit a new low in journalism this week when it flashed a front-page headline accusing Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of trying to bribe a Queens politician. It’s part of the Daily News’ concerted effort in recent days to discredit the Church in order to push a political agenda in Albany.

On Court St., Parish Continues to Remember

Rich Conte is a guy who doesn’t like to forget. He likes to remember who he is, where he came from and those who have gone before him.
Maybe that’s why he continues to travel every Sunday from his home in Suffolk County to attend Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Court St., Carroll Gardens, the neighborhood of his youth.

On the Block, On the Air With Vocation Stories

I hope you’ve been watching my new weekly TV show on NET called On the Block. In it, I get a chance to go into the neighborhoods to meet with priests of Brooklyn and Queens to discuss their vocations.

Film Put Spotlight on Sexual Abuse Crisis

It was a late addition to the agenda of the World Communications Day observance in Brooklyn, and it turned out to be one of the most interesting and newsworthy sessions. At Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s insistence, a discussion of the sexual abuse crisis among clergy as depicted in the Academy Award winning film, “Spotlight,” took center stage.

Statue That Was Lost Now Has Been Found

What was lost has now been found!
A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that was displayed for the past four years outside the rectory at SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsburg, disappeared shortly after midnight on April 30. Tape from the parish’s surveillance cameras showed three young people running off with the sacred item.

Priest Must Be Healthy To Be an Effective Priest

Priests who do not take care of their own health will be of little help to their parishioners. That was the message that resounded throughout the Day of Health and Wellness for the priests of Brooklyn and Queens.

Response to Earthquake Begins with Prayers

It’s been almost two weeks since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Ecuador, but the country remains in a state of emergency. Ecuadorians living here in Brooklyn and Queens have been responding in the best ways they know.

Bishop Sullivan’s Name Lives in Middle Village

The late Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan was remembered with a street co-naming last weekend in Middle Village. His sister, Fran, suggested that it was appropriate because she said, “He was a man of the streets.”