The world has shut down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but people are still holding on tight to their faith.
Coronavirus made Mother’s Day 2020 unlike any other.
The CYO has sadly lost track icon John Bennett, who devoted nearly 50 years to the youth organization.
This year’s Holy Week celebrations resulted in a major spike of new viewers tuning in to watch Vatican liturgies — an increase from 1.5 million online viewers last year to 5.5 million this year — and a trend matched by ordinary parishes throughout the world forced to go virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s May 1 announcement that schools in New York State would remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Precisely at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) Catholics all over the country will pause to pray to Mary and ask for her intercession in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Diocese of Brooklyn will be livestreaming the prayer on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BrooklynDiocese.
Often, hospital chaplains focus on ministering and supporting patients and families as they battle illness and undergo surgery.
The news that Pope Francis has tapped Father Kevin Sweeney, pastor of Saint Michael’s, to be the Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey is still sinking in at the church, where parishioners are overjoyed that their pastor is moving up.
It was the strangest Holy Week in recent memory throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.
A drive-by Easter parade is how teachers from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy in Corona, Queens, chose to stay as close to their students as possible during a time when they can’t be together in person.