Pope Francis is giving 6,000 rosaries that he blessed personally to Catholic communities in Syria as a symbol of his closeness to them on the Feast of the Assumption, he announced during his Angelus message on August 15.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has found allegations of sexual abuse against minors by two priests in the diocese during the 1970s to be credible and dismissed allegations against two other priests.
Any Republican running against Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the Bronx and Queens, will be a longshot, but John Cummings, a Catholic who teaches civics at St. Raymond’s H.S., the Bronx, is trying anyway.
New York state’s Child Victims Act (CVA) will take effect on Aug. 14, giving those who say they were abused as minors one year to file a civil suit regardless of when the alleged crime occurred.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, the pastor, said the perpetrator — or perpetrators — broke into the church basement through a trap door in a small alleyway along 112th Street, which hadn’t been used in years.
Kelly Calderon, who grew up in East Flatbush and is a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, had an experience in June that many Catholics only dream about: She met the Holy Father in person.