Catholic students from across Brooklyn and Queens got to skip their second period on Weds., Feb. 28, spending the morning instead in faith celebration and prayer.
Heritage and faith were celebrated in unison on Sunday, Feb. 25, as the Diocese of Brooklyn recognized its diversity during the Mass of Thanksgiving for Black History Month. Energized Catholics of all cultures filled the pews of Immaculate Conception Church for the service, organized by the Vicariate Office of Black Catholic Concerns.
As Bishop Robert Brennan stood at the entrance of Resurrection Ascension Church in Rego Park shaking hands and greeting people entering the church for the Rite of Election service on Sunday, Feb. 18, the symbolism was unmistakable. He was welcoming people into the church just as he will be welcoming the newly baptized into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil next month.
The kindness of the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens, and in fact in so many places, has been absolutely overwhelming. My family and I are deeply touched by it all and thank you sincerely. While we are trying to offer our thanks as best we can, we don’t have the names of everyone who reached out to us in our time of need.
A parishioner receives ashes from Bishop Robert Brennan. (Photo: Alicia Venter) DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving. These are the three pillars of Lent. For many, that involves sacrificing something simple, such as giving up coffee or junk food. But for Bishop Robert Brennan, the 40-day season is also a time to take on a […]
Catholic schools can change the world because they are the best way to develop the next generation of Catholics, said Deacon Kevin McCormack, the diocesan superintendent of schools.
Alyssa Rivera, the kindergarten teacher at St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy, had a surprise for her students when they returned from winter break: A shiny, modernized classroom.
Respect for human life — in all forms, and at all stages — underpins Catholic Church teachings regarding some of the world’s most polarizing issues: abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.
When Father Kevin Sweeney became the bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, in 2020, he bid farewell to the Diocese of Brooklyn after serving 20 years as a priest here. The transition did not mean, however, that he stopped looking to his longtime home for ideas and inspiration in his own diocese.
It’s been around five months since 300 young pilgrims took the trek from the Diocese of Brooklyn to Lisbon, Portugal, for World Youth Day.