St. Agnes Academic High School Announces Impending Closure

On Jan. 13, St. Agnes Academic High School announced it will be closing at the end of this school year. Sister Peggy McVetty, OP, prioress of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, wrote the “decision to end 112 years of excellent education had been most difficult.”

Century 21 Closure Leaves Big Void on 86 St. in Bay Ridge

The devastating effect COVID-19 has had on New York City’s businesses can be seen in plain sight in Bay Ridge. The space that the Century 21 Department Store occupied at 472 86th St. for nearly 60 years now stands empty.

March for Life Forges Ahead Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Cathy Donohoe cut class in 1974 to attend the first annual March for Life with her father. Forty-six years later, she’ll be down in Washington D.C. again, on January 29th, to show her support for the unborn despite the pandemic.

Queens Parishioners Fundraise to Help Croatians Affected by Earthquake

On Dec. 29, 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Petrinja, Croatia, and surrounding areas — killing seven people, injuring at least 26, and damaging homes, churches, and other buildings. The earthquake was reported as one of the country’s strongest in history and parishioners from Most Precious Blood Church wanted to offer their support.

Diocese Deems 2021 ‘Year of Renewal for Catholic Education’

Inspired by Pope Francis, who recently declared 2021 as the “Year of Joseph” in his apostolic letter “Patris corde,” the Diocese of Brooklyn will be engaging in a “Year of Renewal for Catholic Education.” The overarching goal of the campaign is to strengthen the understanding that Catholic education is evangelization.