Ursuline Sisters Celebrate 95 Years

The Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, Belgium, celebrated 95 years of ministry in the U.S. with a Mass and cocktail party fundraiser Nov. 3 at St. William the Abbot Church in
Seaford, N.Y.

Black Catholic History Honored At Annual Mass

The Gospel choir-like singing strikes people as out of place in a Catholic church, and liturgical dance is unfamiliar to many. But Wilson said the groups that led the faithful in worship at the Diocese of Brooklyn’s National Black Catholic History Month Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux, Flatbush, on Nov. 17 are indeed Catholic.

New York Bishops Make ‘Ad Limina’ Visits to the Vatican

Bishops from across New York state — including Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the auxiliary bishops of the Brooklyn Diocese — have concluded their joint ad limina visit to report on the status of their dioceses to Pope Francis. 

Queens Charity Bucks Giving Trend

The organization, which is run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has seen a steady increase in donations over the last seven years, according to Jeffrey Smith, a development associate at the agency, countering a national trend of less charitable giving. Donations to Hour Children rose 19 percent during a three-year period ended June 2018, the charity said.

Fifth-Graders Dial Up Tough Questions for Priest

CTN — the educational media service department of DeSales Media Group, which is The Tablet’s parent company — started “Dial-a-priest” during the year of vocations called by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio two years ago. The idea is to give students in the Diocese of Brooklyn a chance to meet more priests beyond those in their parish and hear a variety of vocation stories.