Seven years after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens has reopened its Head Start center on Coney Island after the previous building was closed because of damage caused by Sandy.
Myrna Nazzour, a Catholic from Syria, said she has seen an image of the Virgin Mary in her home ooze olive oil and has experienced the wounds of the crucified Christ on her hands, face and sides.
Pave the Way Foundation — a Wantagh, L.I.-based organization whose mission is to “end the malevolent use of religion” — organized a trip to Rome to present the pope with a copy of a Jewish sacred text for use in the Vatican Library.
After Mass, Bishop DiMarzio and six auxiliary bishops prayed in the downstairs crypt at the Immaculate Conception Center for the 16 diocesan priests and deacons who have died within the past year and for the souls of all the clergy who have gone before.
Heavy rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from packing into the pews at Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, for a standing room-only Sunday Mass on Oct. 27.
As the country celebrates Veterans Day this weekend, here are snapshots of two local Catholic veterans: one who died in February, and the other who is a deacon serving at a parish in Park Slope.
As Veterans Day on Nov. 11 approaches, Aponte’s health struggles are reminders both of the sacrifice he and countless other veterans have made to keep the United States safe and free and of the sprawling V.A. medical system that treats them at home.
“We hope to not only dress like the saints on the outside, but to be saints on the inside,” said Father Frank Tumino, the pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Missionaries of Charity sisters joined hundreds of the faithful gathered for field Masses held each year at the four Catholic cemeteries operated by the Diocese of Brooklyn on All Souls Day — a day when Catholics all over the world attend Mass and visit their deceased loved ones at the cemetery.
One way the Diocese of Brooklyn is helping “tweens” and early teens deal with the awkwardness they often face: Hosting a prayer rally reaffirming that every person is made in the image and likeness of God.