Emptied restaurants and storefronts. People wearing N-95 protective masks, covering their faces, hurriedly walking through the barren streets. These are common sights nowadays in New York’s multiple Chinatowns throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
The pope in his apostolic exhortation largely sidestepped the question of whether married men can become priests, but he made clear that it’s not happening now.
As Black History Month is celebrated across the United States, local history buffs may be interested to know that one piece of that history lies largely unknown in central Brooklyn.
The Stark family, who live in Pound Ridge in Westchester County, have seven children, six of them adopted, including three from China. The family’s story shows another facet of the pro-life movement: adoption.
Father Kenneth Gavin, S.J. suggests two simple forms of Ignatian prayer that people can practice daily: The Examen and contemplative prayer.
Despite claims that he intended to file a lawsuit with an allegation of child sex abuse against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in December, attorney Mitchell Garabedian says he is still preparing his case.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019, citing a total reduction $21.7 million in assets attributed to the financial impact of its sexual abuse crisis, according to a the diocese’s annual financial report released Jan.30.
Betsy Ashton’s “Portraits of Immigrants” series is a visual way to tell the stories of the extraordinary lives of ordinary immigrants she encounters in daily life. She says the point is to remind Americans about “who today’s immigrants really are.”
Pro-lifers from parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn joined the annual pilgrimage to March for Life, making the four-hour trek from New York to Washington D.C. and back.
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer organization known for patrolling New York City’s subways in the 1980s, never left the streets, but he and his group are back in a more prominent role, because of the spree of anti-Semitic crimes that have hit the area during the last month.