Alexa Rutkowska almost didn’t go to college. Now, she’s at the top of her class, graduating as one of two valedictorians at St. Francis College.
That was the message to parishioners at the Church of St. Mel in Flushing, Queens, as in-person Sunday Masses returned to the Diocese of Brooklyn for the first time since mid-March.
The diocesan CYO is working extra hard to ensure a safe return to youth sports.
In one old cartoon from The Tablet, a parishioner leaving church commented that a priest must have been a geometry teacher before, “because his homilies had so many tangents.”
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and priests of the Brooklyn Diocese mark their golden and and silver anniversaries.
Pro-life organization Expectant Mother Care is preparing for a potential baby boom as couples are spending increasing amounts of time together at home.
The doors swung open at St. Patrick’s Church at precisely 12 noon on May 26 and its pastor, Father Gerard Sauer, was there to greet the first parishioners entering the church to pray. It had been a long time since any of them had seen the inside of the church, which, like all churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, had been shut since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced on May 22 that churches in Brooklyn and Queens can start to reopen on Tuesday, May 26, but with limitations.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn are making plans for Catholics to return to Mass and the sacraments in a way that cares for both the “souls and bodies of our people.”
Take a look back at some of the top ballplayers the local Catholic high schools of Brooklyn and Queens.