Death Penalty

With the doctrinal reformulation concerning the death penalty to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has clarified the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty. Acting in continuity with and developing from the teaching already in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this clarification should come as no surprise to anyone.

Majority of US Men and Women Religious Superiors Favor Women Deacons, Study Says

A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in the United States about the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate and found that the majority were in favor of the idea.The survey was taken in response to a papal commission organized by Pope Francis to study the question of ordaining women to the permanent diaconate.

Tablet Talk July 21

Luau time for the Golden Age Club of Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills; Teen Drama Club at Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill; Catholic War Veterans; Nuns offer prayers.

Final Push to Make Up Shortfall in Christmas Drive

As the last-minute push toward Christmas dwindles down to a precious few days, we’re trying to get our Bright Christmas checks out to the parishes and agencies that help the needy of Brooklyn and Queens at Christmas.

Christmas Tree Lightings, Dec. 9 – 20

Dec. 8 – St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bensonhurst, 8-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 – St. Andrew the Apostle, Bay Ridge, 5:45 p.m. – Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, 6 p.m. – St. Bernard, Mill Basin,  6 p.m. – St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, 6 p.m. – Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights, 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Hearts of […]

We Are All Romans

As is his custom, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, stopped into the Basilica of Saint Mary in Rome both before and after his Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Pontiff goes to the image of Our Lady under the title of Salus Populi Romani (The Health {or Protection} of the Roman People) to offer a prayer of petition and thanksgiving. Handing over all things to the Lord Jesus, under the patronage of His Blessed Mother, is a hallmark of all Catholics, but Francis seems to have a particular devotion to Mary.

After Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving Day, overindulgence is often part of the holiday ritual. Dr. Ira Mayer, director of gastroenterology at Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, shares advice to help aid digestion.