When Pope Francis appointed Sister Nathalie Becquart under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the move was hailed as a leap forward for females in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Brooklyn, women in top jobs are nothing new.
St. John’s Bread & Life, which operates a food pantry and provides social services to people in need, has received a grant that will allow the organization to address the needs of those living in underserved communities across Brooklyn and Queens.
When personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to find early in the pandemic, St. John’s University Associate Professor Charles Fortmann saw the challenge and put on his thinking cap.
The Passionists’ religious order marked the beginning of a new chapter in its life of service in the Diocese of Brooklyn with a symbolic groundbreaking for a new environmentally-friendly building on Feb. 26.
Eileen LaRuffa has been a parishioner of St. Finbar for 61 years. She started attending Mass there in 1960, shortly after she and her husband Dominick moved to Bensonhurst as newlyweds. She is still devoted to her church today.
The Tablet will officially launch its monthlong “COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools” on March 15. Schools and students in the diocese’s 69 parish schools and Catholic academies will directly benefit by earning cash for themselves and their families through selling subscriptions to The Tablet.
The Black History Month celebration is an important way of highlighting Black people’s breakthroughs as well as motivating them to keep forging ahead even in the face of daunting oppositions
More sacrifices are needed to achieve justice for all, and Christians must lead the way. That was the message Sunday from Father Franklin Ezeorah during his homily at the annual Black History Month Mass.
The Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), for both the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York, is asking the city council’s Committee on Health to host an emergency hearing in regards to playing high-risk sports locally.
From humble beginnings in the parlors of dedicated laypeople, the diocese’s outreach to Black Catholics has become one of the largest and most vibrant ethnic ministries in the United States.