Recalling Pope Benedict’s Only Trip to U.S. as Pontiff

The April 2008 visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S., which included a three-day trip to New York, turned out to be his only journey to this country as pontiff. But according to people who remember it, the visit, while brief, left a lasting impression.

The ‘Dance of the Giglio’ Makes Triumphant Return

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.

Pope Francis to Christian Leaders: ‘Continue Walking Together’

Christians together can change the world. That was the message Pope Francis gave Wednesday, June 9, to Catholic leaders and evangelical and pentecostal pastors gathered for this year’s John 17 retreat, encouraging them to continue on a path of unity.

‘9 Days for Life’ Novena Kicks Off in Diocese of Brooklyn

The nationwide “9 Days for Life” Novena, sponsored by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has officially begun in the Diocese of Brooklyn. This year, the Novena takes place from Jan. 21 to 29, providing parishioners with daily reflections and opportunities for prayers and actions to promote the respect of all human life.

New Transitional Deacons Take Next Step Toward Priesthood

The new transitional deacons received weekend assignments in local diocese and continue their studies during the rest of the week until they complete their four-year seminary training and become ordained priests in May.

St. Joseph Seminary Celebrates and Completes First Week of Classes

Sixty-five seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary and College have officially completed their first week back to school. The seminarians are living on-campus and attending classes in a traditional, in-person format while adhering to health and safety guidelines.