Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer organization known for patrolling New York City’s subways in the 1980s, never left the streets, but he and his group are back in a more prominent role, because of the spree of anti-Semitic crimes that have hit the area during the last month.
According to Sure We Can, since the Bottle Bill was implemented, container litter has reduced about 75 percent per year. About a third of its collections are water bottles.
For the first time since The Tablet joined with the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481 to create the Christmas art contest 12 years ago, one student will receive special recognition as an honoree for his artwork at the award ceremony: eighth-grader and special needs student Diego Tecpanecatl, a parishioner at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach.
For Catholic rapper Melvin Windley, a.k.a. “Rabelzthemc,” hip-hop is an opportunity to proclaim the message of Divine Mercy to all.
The future eight-story, 135-unit building on the corner of Sackman Street will be called the Catholic Charities Loreto Apartments, built on the former site of Brownsville’s Our Lady of Loreto Church.
Cándido Arcángel opens the basement of his shop to homeless men so that they will have a warm and safe place to sleep at night. He is a Catholic from the Dominican Republic who attends Mass at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Borough Park.
Clare McCallan is an example of a young Catholic trying to make a living while melding her faith with her art.
The turkey giveaway, held every year in one parish in Brooklyn and one in Queens, is sponsored by CCBQ and some local businesses. This year, 700 turkeys, canned goods and Thanksgiving meal fixings were distributed to families in need.
Seven years after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens has reopened its Head Start center on Coney Island after the previous building was closed because of damage caused by Sandy.
Gifts made to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) provide support to tens of thousands of people in Brooklyn and Queens through vital programs, ministries, and services administered by the Diocese of Brooklyn.