On July 14, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio officially accepted the first-degree relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis — tiny strands of his hair — that was brought to the U.S. from Italy.
William E. Koenig, born in Queens and fondly recalled as a “priest’s priest” for his faithful service to Catholics and fellow clergy of Long Island, on July 13 became the new bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware.
The sound of laughter has returned to summer camps and programs across the Diocese of Brooklyn. Here’s a list of Summer Camps throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Thousands thronged Williamsburg Sunday for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish had faithfully hosted the feast since the early 1900s. This year, however, was especially thrilling for the feasters whose cherished event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
The latest Brooklyn Witness for Life event, held July 10, took more than two hours to complete as members from the NYC for Abortion Rights coalition tried to block local Catholics from praying in a rosary procession.
Three men who heard God’s calling to the priesthood moved one step closer to their goal when they were ordained as traditional deacons in a July 10 Mass at St. Luke’s Church.
The city’s first Election Day using ranked-choice voting is in the books, but the final chapter has yet to be written. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa won the Republican Party nomination for mayor in the June 22 primary — topping Fernando Mateo, 68.92% to 26.90%, according to the Board of Elections.
When Kevin Costner’s character heard the whispered statement “If you build it, he will come” in the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” he took it as a direction to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfields. The famous quote certainly applied to St. Bernard Church in Mill Basin/Bergen Beach after about 60 people attended the June 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the parish’s new bocce court.
On the evening of June 23, a couple hundred Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners kicked off the Giglio Season with the annual “Taking Out of the Boat.”
A red shopping bag hanging on the doorknob at the entrance to The BookMark Shoppe on Third Avenue carries the clever message, “Reading is Cheaper than Therapy.”