The Oratory Church of St. Boniface, Downtown Brooklyn, doesn’t have a problem filling up its church for Mass. In fact, the opposite is true: Masses often draw standing room-only crowds.
A new version of the three Rs is “reduce, reuse and recycle.” And, actually, failure to do those things may constitute a sin in the future. That’s because in November, Pope Francis announced the possibility of adding “ecological sins” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The earthquakes that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 6 and 7 and last weekend have shaken those in the Diocese of Brooklyn with roots on the island, as well as those who once lived in Brooklyn or Queens.
When The Tablet Jr. makes its debut in two weeks, students from our Catholic schools and academies will have a new platform to share their experiences and hopes with their classmates and their peers in Brooklyn and Queens. We at The Tablet want to read your stories in your voices.
I grew up in the Diocese of Brooklyn, and so I know that everyone knows The Tablet! It was used as a supplemental resource when I was a student. It was also a big part of my parish and Catholic tradition.
The Tablet newspaper has been a part of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s lifeline since 1908. More than 110 years later, the diocesan newspaper will launch its first-ever monthly four-page pullout for young students in kindergarten through eighth grade called “The Tablet Jr.”
For Filipinos, the heart of the Christmas season is “Simbang Gabi,” or “Mass at Night ” — a nine-day novena of dawn or evening Masses that ends on Dec. 24.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s statue will be built in Battery Park City on a spot facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a fitting spot for the Italian-American saint, who is known as the “patroness of immigrants.”
Parishes throughout the New York City area are providing an opportunity for Catholics to go to confession on Dec. 16 on what is called “Reconciliation Monday.”
Sitting at his courtroom bench post on a recent Thursday morning in December, Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Matthew D’Emic hands a graduate of his alternative court program a certificate of completion, smiling as those in the courtroom applaud.