An American who risked his life in one of World War II’s most vicious battles was honored during the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima, Feb. 19, at the Staten Island U.S. Marine Corps League headquarters. Veteran Nick Troianiello believed he survived his wounds during that bloody battle, because of God.
On Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholics around the world will wear a mark of ashes on their foreheads, gathered from the palms that are burned after Palm Sunday the previous year.
Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen visited the Diocese of Brooklyn last weekend to meet with Chinese Catholics of Brooklyn and Queens. His visit also coincided with the continuing coronavirus epidemic in China and was part of his broader worldwide tour to advocate for religious freedom in the country.
As a first-generation Haitian/Mauritian-American, Laguerre knew choosing a career that wasn’t going to lead him to medicine or business might raise some eyebrows in his family. And even though he had expressed interest in robotics and engineering, his natural proficiency in mathematics and connecting parts together pointed to his true vocation: leading others to Christ through sound and songs as a church music director.
At the Black History Month Mass Feb.16, faithful from both the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre dioceses celebrated Mass with thanksgiving and praise at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
The Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonia, or Beloved Amazon, is a sensitive document that vividly describes the cultural and ecological challenges of the Amazon.
“Be a Brian.” It’s a challenge that Leanne Simonsen posed to family, friends and NYPD gathered in Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens to remember her husband, Detective Brian Simonsen, who on Feb. 12, 2019 was shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to reports of an armed robbery at a neighboring T-Mobile store.
The feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes was celebrated multicultural style with a Mass and candlelit procession on Feb. 11 at the namesake parish in Queens Village.
Looking for a book in the library? There’s an app for that, but it lacks the charm of an old-school card catalog.The library at St. Matthias Catholic Academy, Ridgewood, has one of those ‘antiques’, and students use it to look up books based on the Dewey Decimal System.
The Cathedral Club of Brooklyn held its 120th anniversary dinner at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan on Feb. 6.