The Tablet, Nuestra Voz, NET-TV and DeSales Media Group took home a total of 50 Catholic Press Association awards, including Best TV Station (NET-TV), Best Multimedia Package and Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate.
St. Pius X, Rosedale, whose church was ravaged by a fire on June 16, is showing the world that it’s the faith of its parishioners that makes a community, not a building.
A 75th memorial Mass for Father Dominic Ternan, O.F.M., was celebrated on June 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan, which is where he had his first pastoral assignment as a newly ordained priest in the late 1930s. St. Francis of Assisi was also the site of Father Ternan’s funeral Mass.
It was the eve before a fundraising gala dinner for the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns’ Youth Leadership Ambassador Program (VBCC), and the young leaders were learning how to sway their hips at the precise moment to the rhythm of the beat without stepping on their two feet.
Marie Taccogna has been using sign language since she was 7 months old. Both of her parents are deaf, and so are her two adult children. And for the past 44 years, she’s worked as a sign-language interpreter herself.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens hosted on June 19 the agency’s annual humanitarian awards and benefit dinner, a fundraiser held this year at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, Lithuania, visited the Diocese of Brooklyn earlier this month, when he celebrated Mass at the Church of Annunciation, Williamsburg, and attended a meeting at St. Stanislaus – Transfiguration Church, Maspeth, about aid for the Church in Lithuania.
Eight deacons from across the diocese gathered at Holy Name of Jesus in Windsor Terrace to serve Mass of Thanksgiving for newly ordained Deacon GerryDevine.
For the second straight year, Brian Long has been inducted as the President of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, a lay organization of the Brooklyn Diocese that promotes the interests of the Church.
A former runaway slave who grew up to become the first African-American Catholic priest is now one step closer to being the first black American saint.Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of Father Augustus Tolton and on June 12 declared him “venerable” within the Church. With that decree, Father Tolton is still two steps away from canonization, but Catholics can pray directly to the priest as an intercessor before God.