Students and teachers in Catholic high schools around the Diocese of Brooklyn adapted well to the switch to online education, made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, according to school officials.
Parishioners all over Brooklyn and Queens reveled in the chance to enter their local Catholic churches to say a prayer as churches opened their doors for the first time in more than two months. Churches were closed as a precaution against the coronavirus.
Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens are reopening today, not for Mass, but for private prayer with no more than 10 people at a time allowed inside.
The HEROES Act, a coronavirus relief bill passed by the House to help get the country moving again during the pandemic, actually hurts non-public schools, including Catholic schools, leaders said.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced on May 22 that churches in Brooklyn and Queens can start to reopen on Tuesday, May 26, but with limitations.
A Catholic school principal in Corona, Queens goes above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Cristina Cruz shops for groceries and supplies for the families of her students and then deliveries them to their doorsteps.
Now that the MTA is shutting down the entire New York City subway system during late-night hours, advocates for the homeless are stepping up their efforts to help find them food and shelter.
Coronavirus made Mother’s Day 2020 unlike any other.
The use of cell lines taken from aborted fetuses in the research of a coronavirus vaccine is raising alarm bells among many Catholics.
Maria Parente is a registered nurse who, these days, is working 12-hour shifts at Maimonides Medical Center. And that’s on a “good day.”