New York Passes Abortion Rights Bill

Calling it a “victory for all New Yorkers,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law to codify a woman’s right to abortion under state law and provide greater access to abortion across the state on Tuesday evening, Jan. 22.

Unity Through Christ on Migration Day

Immigrants from the various ethnic ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered for the annual Migration Day Mass with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, Dec. 1.

Brooklynites Find Unity, Hope at Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

An interfaith Thanksgiving service in Brooklyn offered a chance for Jewish, Christian and Muslim neighbors to come together in a show of unity and mutual support, particularly in a political climate so hostile to immigrants and in light of recent anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism.

Catholic Schools in Diocese Outperform City, State

The New York State standardized test results are in – and students in Brooklyn and Queens Catholic elementary schools surpassed their public-school peers in English language arts, while earning comparable scores in math.

President of Panama Talks WYD Plans with NY Prelates

While in New York for the U.N. General Assembly session, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela expressed great enthusiasm for next January’s World Youth Day in Panama City at a meeting with New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at the cardinal’s residence in Manhattan Sept. 29.