Brooklyn Diocese Rejects Claims Made in New Lawsuit

At a news conference on Tuesday in New York City, Minnesota-based attorney Jeff Anderson announced a lawsuit against the eight dioceses of the New York State Catholic Conference on behalf of sexual abuse survivor Paul Dunn.

A Multilingual Mass in Honor of a Spanish Mystic

St. Teresa of Avila parish, in Crown Heights hosted a trilingual Mass in English, Spanish and French Creole in honor of the parish patroness. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. Children dressed up as St. Teresa of Avila and other saints.

Catholic Migration Services’ Shining Star Awards

Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn honored 30 individuals as Shining Stars. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Father Patrick Keating, CEO of Catholic Migration Services presented the awards Oct. 12 and 19 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island during two evenings of dining and dancing.

$2 Million Raised For Catholic Education

The Annual Futures in Education Scholarship dinner held at the Cipriani Wall Street Oct. 16 raised $2 million. The money will help more than 1,500 students in 86 schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens receive a Catholic education. For 28 years, Futures has supported families through partial need-based scholarships.

Charity and Love Abound in Bay Ridge Parish

Msgr. Kevin Noone, pastor of Our Lady of Angels parish in Bay Ridge, is truly grateful for his parishioners who have generously responded to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. The support of Our Lady of Angels parish sustains vital ministries and services in the diocese, allowing the mission of serving the Lord through acts of charity and love to continue throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Poles Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Independence

One hundred years after the restoration of Polish independence from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires, Poles in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens gathered Oct. 20 in thanksgiving for their heritage at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.