Facing mounting pressure from public officials calling on him to step down amid sexual harassment allegations leveled at him by three different women, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has no intention of quitting his job.
When Pope Francis appointed Sister Nathalie Becquart under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the move was hailed as a leap forward for females in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Brooklyn, women in top jobs are nothing new.
The State Legislature appeared poised to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of the emergency powers it granted him last year at the height of the pandemic as calls for the governor to be investigated or resign continued to mount.
The Passionists’ religious order marked the beginning of a new chapter in its life of service in the Diocese of Brooklyn with a symbolic groundbreaking for a new environmentally-friendly building on Feb. 26.
Eileen LaRuffa has been a parishioner of St. Finbar for 61 years. She started attending Mass there in 1960, shortly after she and her husband Dominick moved to Bensonhurst as newlyweds. She is still devoted to her church today.
Father Franklin Ezeorah has given a great deal of thought to the message he wants to get across in the homily he will deliver at the Black History Month Mass on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
A new state law allowing couples to hire women to give birth to their children for a fee will have all sorts of negative ramifications, according to Catholic leaders and pro-life supporters who are speaking out against it.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is denying a sexual abuse allegation made by a man who filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Newark and the bishop. The man claims Bishop DiMarzio, who was then a priest in New Jersey, abused him when he was a child.
Jasmine Zuniga is one of the hundreds of people, called catechumens, who are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the Diocese of Brooklyn and have been busy studying in their local parishes to be baptized into the Catholic Church. On Feb. 21, Jasmine and her fellow catechumens took part in the Rite of Election.
A new movie about a Black Panther leader’s relationship with an FBI informant in the turbulent 1960s could be the vehicle that helps make one Queens-born actor a star.