Not many people knew who Amanda Gorman was before this year. Today, the 23-year-old Catholic poet and activist is a household name around the world, including among children and teens from St. Therese of Lisieux Church in East Flatbush.
As the city is on the mend from a year of COVID-19 restrictions, fierce, unprovoked attacks on people of Asian heritage have erupted during the first few months of 2021. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio says the Catholic faith has a role in dealing with the hate, but ultimately it is a moral issue in the heart of each person.
Father Edward Mason and his parishioners are taking steps to help stop illegal dumping on the streets near Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The Passionists, an order of priests, will receive nearly $200,000 from the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Generations of Faith campaign to provide healthcare for its elderly priests and brothers.
Catholics braved cold, rainy weather on May 8 to recite the Holy Rosary for more than an hour during the Diocese of Brooklyn’s first outdoor Witness For Life event.
It’s in Angelia Lubrano’s blood to help others, having grown up performing holiday-themed community service with her family and fundraising in memory of her late aunt, who died from lung cancer. This Lenten season, Angelia stepped up to the plate in a solo effort.
The Diocese of Albany, and 13 other petitioners, including Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case opposing New York’s abortion coverage mandate.
Bottles and blankets and bibs, oh my! Just ahead of Mother’s Day, St. Saviour High School’s Respect Life Club donated $800 worth of gift cards and baby-related necessities to new mothers residing at Good Counsel Homes on Staten Island.
The NYPD launched an investigation Wednesday into the vandalism of a statue that memorialized Polish priest and martyr, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, who was murdered in 1984 due to his work within Poland’s Solidarity movement.
When asked what a “doula” is, people often aren’t sure how to respond. Although, some might suggest it’s another term for “midwife.” Not so, say trained and certified doulas.