If two of the youngest Hispanic delegates representing the ‘Diocese of Immigrants’ at V Encuentro are a reflection of the pulse of the Church’s future, here’s what one might discover: whether they were born here or not, their identity as missionaries within the universal Catholic Church is as obvious as whether or not they want to attend either English Mass or Spanish Mass on any given Sunday.
Jim Egan is celebrating almost 70 years of service to Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, and is still not slowing down.
There are nearly 100 different communities of religious sisters and brothers actively working and praying in the Diocese of Brooklyn. None are originally founded here.
Fifty years of formation. That was the celebration held on Friday evening Sept. 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center (ICC) in Douglaston for the 50 years the facility has hosted seminarians living and studying there.
In one of the largest known settlement payouts for sex abuse within the Catholic Church to date, the Diocese of Brooklyn confirmed Sept. 18 that it and another defendant would pay $27.5 million to four victims of abuse at the hands of a volunteer at St. Lucy’s-St. Patrick’s Church in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.
Coming together as a community and addressing the Church’s failings, while also acknowledging the bishop’s sustained efforts at tackling the issue, was the focus at a parish town hall meeting held at the Woodside parish, Sept. 6.
Some 700 faithful came to Our Lady of Lourdes parish to celebrate the feast of “The Lourdes of the East” – Our Lady of Velankanni. It was a celebration of the diocese’s growing Indian Catholic community.
From the day you are baptized, you are called to embark upon a journey of faith with Christ. Early Christians sought to literally follow in the footsteps of Jesus by traveling to sacred sites that were part of His life and ministry.
Futures in Education is set to award $7 million in this 2018-2019 school year to 4,500 students attending Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens. The Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner is a driving force in funding these scholarships as we strive to raise $2.5 million through this special event.
“Keep a sense of humor,” was Joe Rutherford’s response, when asked for the secret to 60 years of marriage.