Quakes Affect Local Parishioners

The earthquakes that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 6 and 7 and last weekend have shaken those in the Diocese of Brooklyn with roots on the island, as well as those who once lived in Brooklyn or Queens.

Bright Christmas Fund Boosts Youth Ministry in the Diocese

The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund has made the Christmas season a little more cheerful for Lauren Barriteau, 16, a parishioner of St. Clare Catholic Church, Rosedale, and a member of the parish’s youth ministry group.

‘Miracle of Christmas’ Depicts Mary and Joseph’s Love Story

This Christmas season, artists in New York are using song, dance and storytelling to tell an old love story in a new way. Centered around the relationship between the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, “The Miracle of Christmas” is a musical recounting the events that the two saints experienced leading up to the birth of Christ.

Former Tablet Paper Boy Walks the Camino

From Tablet paper boy to FBI agent to travel writer, Kenneth Strange has had a winding journey through life. In July, Strange published a book about one particular journey — the 500-mile walk he and his wife, Aurora, made in Spain last year, when they completed the “Camino de Santiago,” which is known in English as the “Way of St. James.”

Father Ortiz, a Proud Latino Vet

BENSONHURST — The U.S. military is becoming more ethnically diverse, just like the country it serves. Case in point: Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority in the military, and the number of Latino veterans is projected to double within 10 years.

On Two-Year Anniversary of Maria, Protesters Call for Climate Action

While more than 60,000 mostly young people rallied in lower Manhattan to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, environmental and social activists gathered at a nearby branch of Banco Santander on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria to reflect on the threat of climate change and on becoming homeless because of a natural disaster.

New Yorkers Join Global Fight Against Climate Change

Global Climate Strike — a gathering of more than four million young people worldwide on Sept. 20 to call attention to the dangers of climate change — was a local event, too, as more than 60,000 rallied in lower Manhattan to voice their support for efforts to curb global warming.