Mass of Hope and Healing – Listening to the Survivors

The first step in coping with the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Church is to listen to the stories of the victims/survivors.That was the message delivered in the homily preached by Father Jeffry Dillon at the Diocese’s fifth annual Mass of Hope and Healing. In opening remarks, he introduced himself as “a survivor of priest sex abuse.”

Catholic Infertility: The Heyer Family’s Journey

The Heyer’s are part of a big Italian family in the middle of a large Italian parish. They were expected to have a baby and they did. But it wasn’t until after their first-born that their plans of having a full house began to fall apart.

Initiative Supports Minister’s Vocation From Theatre to Teens’ Salvation

In Lauren Gentry’s eyes, the stage she envisioned and prepared for was set. As a young college student from Nebraska majoring in theatre, she secured an internship at the theatre capital of the world – New York City. With the big city lights ahead of her, Gentry knew the Big Apple was calling her name. In the most divine way of peculiar circumstances, so was God.

Divine Mercy Sunday Like a Second Baptism

Immersing oneself into the devotion of Divine Mercy Sunday is akin to emerging from the waters of a second baptism, explained Father Lukasz Kubiak of St. Helen, Howard Beach.

Diocese of Brooklyn Honors Hundreds of “Distinguished Parishioners”

About 450 “Distinguished Parishioners” were recognized – some for their dedication to parish ministry, and others for their generous financial contributions – in an evening prayer service celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.

Jornadas Remember Msgr. Perfecto During Caminata

Regardless of the weather on Holy Saturday, whether the clouds pour rain or the skies remain clear, one can expect hundreds of members of the Movimiento de Jornadas de Vida Cristiana (Jornadas) to make their evangelizing presence known throughout the streets of Brooklyn or Queens during their annual Way of the Cross or Caminata.