DeSales Media Group Racks Up 50 CPA Awards

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 on the Rebound After Fire

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.

Franciscan Priest From Brooklyn, a WWII Hero, Remembered 75 Years Later

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.

From Brooklyn and Queens to Puerto Rico, VBCC Teens Are Ready to Serve

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.

Lithuanian Archbishop Visits Annunciation Church

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.

Deacons Gather for Mass of Thanksgiving

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.

Former Runaway Slave One Step Closer to Sainthood

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.