Father John Okeke has spent 18 summers serving parishes in the U.S., the last 10 in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In his native Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, he is a pastor, but when he comes to New York in July and August, he gets a break from his day-to-day responsibilities.
Talking openly about the sin of racism in the Catholic Church is difficult and uncomfortable, said Father Alonzo Cox. As secretary of the diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice, he said it is also something that must be done.
Artist Christopher Spinelli has had his work exhibited from Bay Ridge to Berlin. Now his latest creation – a colorfully painted piano – can be seen and played for the next few days on the Coney Island boardwalk.
Sitting atop the back of a convertible, World War II veteran Luke Gasparre, 94, proudly waved to the crowds as he was driven along Northern Boulevard in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade May 28.
On the eve of Mother’s Day, hundreds of Catholics came together in Bayside to honor their mother – the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of Antipolo.
United by the Holy Rosary, Knights of Columbus in the diocese and around the state raised their hearts and voices in prayer for the domestic church earlier this month.
After joyously entering the Church at the Easter Vigil, the question on the minds of many newly initiated Catholics is: What comes next?
Seven years ago, St. Augustine Church in Park Slope and St. Andre Church in Dufort, Haiti, formed a twinning partnership, and their bonds grow deeper every year through the ongoing efforts of St. Augustine’s Haiti Support Group.
Hundreds of residents lined the streets of Bayside as the neighborhood held its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Bell Blvd. on March 24.
Named for Jesus’ friend who busied herself with the duties of hospitality, Martha’s Ministry is an initiative at St. Saviour Church, Park Slope, to get churchgoers to take stewardship for parish activities.