The devastation that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4, is staggering. The explosion that occurred affected an area that, were it to have happened in our New York area, would have an impact from Newark to Nassau County, Long Island.
As we enter this month of August, we come to the realization that the summer months are almost over and the new school year will soon begin.
On July 21, 2020, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided to remove the name of Margaret Sanger, one of the main founders of this organization, from its Manhattan clinic.
One of the key worries that many have concerning the next academic year 2020-2021 is whether classes will be conducted on site or online. What is the best solution? This is a question from so many concerning all levels of education. What will school look like in the future? And, in particular, what can and should Catholic schooling look like next year?
What happened in Brooklyn last weekend when concerned citizens gathered to make their views known was nothing short of shameful and cast a foreboding shadow over the course of current events.
Virtues remind us of the ultimate final goal of our life — to become like God! Put everything else aside — all of our temporary desires and preoccupation, and what is most important, in the end, is our final destiny.
With the good news that daily Masses can resume in the Diocese of Brooklyn, albeit with a limited 25 percent capacity, on Monday, June 29, and for Sunday Mass, on the weekend of July 4-5, there
is much for us to be grateful for at this juncture.
Every year, the Editors of The Tablet invite bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and laity throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn to submit their summer reading list.
To say that 2020 has been an annus horribilis (horrible year) is an understatement. Regardless of what the next few months will bring, there needs to be a reality sinking into our consciousness now — nothing will ever be the same again. It can’t be and, hopefully, as much as we might want, it won’t be.
One of the more interesting films of the past 20 years or so — Tom Hanks’ “Castaway” (2000, directed by Robert
Zemeckis) — was the story of a man, Chuck Nolan, whose Federal Express freight airplane crashed on a desert island.