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.
Car parades, virtual proms, home visits from principals personally delivering caps and gowns to doorsteps, and drive-by graduation ceremonies are just some of the ways high schools around the Diocese of Brooklyn are making seniors feel special in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dan Venezia is not what you picture when you think of someone who could fall victim to coronavirus. He’s strong, in shape, and a former professional athlete, but none of that mattered when Venezia contracted coronavirus last month and was being wheeled into the emergency room, gasping for air.
President Donald Trump’s decision to deny asylum seekers entrance at the U.S. southern border has left more than 60,000 people in limbo and exacerbated problems fueled by the global pandemic, according to a new report.
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.
Everyone seems to be reading more since the COVID-19 pandemic – even Pope Francis. During his interview in March, the pope ticked off references to Virgil’s “Aeneid,” Alessandro Manzoni’s “I promessi sposi,” and several titles by Dostoyevsky.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington provided 800 prepared meals and 800 boxes of groceries to needy families May 19 during a massive distribution at the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced on May 22 that churches in Brooklyn and Queens can start to reopen on Tuesday, May 26, but with limitations.