Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for 2018 proposes to radically expand the state’s abortion offerings and cut back on its commitment to private education.
“Can you do a backflip?” isn’t the average question that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio must address, but during Catholic Schools Week, students at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy, Bellerose, got a chance to “Stump the Bishop” with inquiries that showcased their inquisitive innocence and curiosity.
Mini-robots had three minutes to accomplish as many life-sustaining tasks as possible to earn points for their pre-teen coders during a friendly competition at St. Saviour Catholic Academy.
A Bishop, the State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and two pro-life counselors were the honorees at the Pro Vita Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn.
Among the hundreds of thousands who participated in the March for Life Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C., were 10 busloads of students and parishioners from Brooklyn and Queens.
Williamsburg finally celebrated its 21st annual Three Kings Parade Jan. 21, after having to reschedule because of frigid temperatures on Jan. 7.
The diocesan Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns hosted its annual praise and prayer service celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jan. 15.
At the San Damiano Mission in Holy Family Church, Greenpoint, parishioners and guests broke bread in the form of an Oplatek, borrowing traditions from the neighborhood’s Slavic heritage.
The arctic temperatures, harsh winds and snow that visited the diocese before and during Epiphany weekend canceled events, closed schools and brought down Mass attendance somewhat, but did not bring too much long-term damage according to a sample of parishes interviewed.
The strange and curious mystery of the monstrance found on the R train in Bay Ridge on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, has been solved.