Hidden among the streets and sidewalks of Brooklyn is a rich abolitionist history. From homes of prominent leaders in the movement to churches that were stops along the historic Underground Railroad, the borough was a hub of abolitionist activities, leading up to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of enslaved African-Americans.
We will never meet Blessed Isidore Bakanja on this side of heaven. But if you’re looking for a holy friend who might know a thing or two about forgiveness, look no further than Bakanja to intercede on your behalf.
As a first-generation Haitian/Mauritian-American, Laguerre knew choosing a career that wasn’t going to lead him to medicine or business might raise some eyebrows in his family. And even though he had expressed interest in robotics and engineering, his natural proficiency in mathematics and connecting parts together pointed to his true vocation: leading others to Christ through sound and songs as a church music director.
At the Black History Month Mass Feb.16, faithful from both the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre dioceses celebrated Mass with thanksgiving and praise at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
The St. Francis College men’s basketball team honored the great Al Inniss by retiring his No. 19 jersey during halftime of a game earlier this season.
Who is St. Josephine Bakhita? The answer is as beautifully complex as the woman, pictured to the left, whose feast day is celebrated Feb. 8 — the same day the church acknowledges as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human
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.
At the annual Black History Month Mass held at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston Feb. 17, nearly 40 minutes of poignant preaching set the tone for a liturgy that offered words of healing for the suffering caused by the sins of racism and words of hope as the plight toward racial equality in America continues.
On the first weekend of Black History Month, the Catholic faith was front and center at the annual archdiocesan Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan.
We have long rested in the idea that Americans are more tolerant of racial differences today … After years of Black History Month observances, are we any closer to establishing the “beloved community” of which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke, or manifesting the kingdom of God that Jesus preached?