When Father Jorge Ortiz died March 27, it wasn’t the first time that death visited the Diocese of Brooklyn during a pandemic. A perusal of the headlines from the 1918 editions of The Tablet reveals that the Spanish Flu of that year hit the church here in unexpected and dramatic ways.
When I see Dr. Anthony Fauci on TV expertly explaining everything we need to know about the coronavirus pandemic, I find myself thinking back to his father, Stephen Fauci, whose drugstore our family relied on back in the 1950s.
TMLA athletic director Joe Lewinger died on March 28 from complications of the coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Diocese of Brooklyn to come up with interesting and creative ways for church pastors and parishioners to stay in touch. With no public celebrations of the Eucharist taking place, parishes are employing a 21st Century solution to the sense of isolation brought about by social distancing.
Three weeks ago, Vincent LeVien’s day-to-day activities looked much different than they do right now. Taking a phone call from the streets of New York City with sirens blaring in the distance, on a Friday afternoon he is already in the thick of delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to doctors, nurses, FDNY, EMS and police forces across the New York metropolitan area.
The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Friday that the Chrism Mass this year will be celebrated on June 19, 2020, at 7:30 PM, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, depending on circumstances at that time.
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has released a video statement today on this Palm Sunday. Bishop DiMarzio reminds us that the blessed palms signify victory and peace, and in order to truly welcome this into our lives at Easter, we must rid ourselves of resentment.
Father Gioacchino Basile, pastor of Saint Gabriel’s in East Elmhurst, Queens is the latest priest to pass away due to complications associated with COVID-19.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced an expanded broadcast schedule of live Masses that includes one in Polish.
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has released the following video statement tonight, on the first day of the “Bells of Hope” initiative.