Catholic churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn have been closed for Mass since March 20. They reopened last month for private prayer. Starting June 29, they will be open once again for Mass.
Remote learning has been especially difficult for special needs children, according to educators and advocates, who said lessons took much longer to set up each school day.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said June 16 that his recent virtual message to 2020 graduates — posted on YouTube and shared on social media — is “a sign of these unusual times” amid the coronavirus.
By Emily Drooby BAY RIDGE — Heading outdoors to play with their children used to be something the Meehan family did without any thought at all. Now, they all wear masks as they play outside their Bay Ridge, Brooklyn home — just one of many obvious effects of the pandemic. It is also one example […]
by Emily Drooby MANHATTAN — Like many children across the country, Samantha Chan has been dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic — having to learn from home and missing out on typical school events — but with one added hurdle. The St. Peter Catholic Academy student’s mother is a nurse working on […]
The graduating class of 2020 hasn’t had the best luck. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many colleges and universities to hold their ceremonies online. After four years of hard work, most graduates would be disappointed, or even angry, with not receiving proper recognition, but not Pat Branley.
Pro-life organization Expectant Mother Care is preparing for a potential baby boom as couples are spending increasing amounts of time together at home.
A parish priest in Bangor, Maine, said he saw many Massgoers “in tears” as they took holy Communion for the first time in close to three months at a publicly celebrated Mass June 7, Trinity Sunday, at St. Paul the Apostle Church.
While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may believe there’s no comparison between reopening houses of worship and allowing for mass protests, Msgr. Kieran Harrington, rector of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, strongly disagrees and says the time to reopen churches is now.
Ireland’s top prelate is calling on “the younger members of our parishes” to help manage the transition back to full parish life and celebration of the sacraments as the island eases out of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.