Images of backyard shrines to the Blessed Virgin adorn the pages of many Catholic novelists. They are a place-setting device authors use to plant familiar images in the mind of the reader.
Via Twitter, at Mass and In Prayer, U.S. Bishops Unite Behind Ukraine
For some U.S. prelates, such as Bishop Robert J. Brennan of Brooklyn, New York, the Feb. 24 news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hit close to home.
Bay Ridge Kids to Get Early Glimpse of College
It’s never too early for students to start thinking about college — even children in kindergarten. That’s the thinking behind a unique new partnership between Bay Ridge Catholic Academy and St. Francis College.
Diocese Returns to Traditional Distribution of Ashes
Priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn will resume placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful this Ash Wednesday, March 2 — a tradition that was shelved last year in the wake of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
St. Athanasius Academy Grad Returns to Renew Parish Ties
Ignacyo Matynia, an actor on screens large and small, changed his first name — not an unusual thing for performers — but his motive for doing so was different than most.
Bishop Cisneros Visits Tomb for U.S. Women in El Salvador Who may Become Martyrs
Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass Jan. 20 at the tomb of two Maryknoll sisters from the U.S. buried El Salvador — where they were murdered in 1980 — and called them “martyrs” and “models” for the Catholic Church.
Only In Print: A Look Back at the Heart of the Diocese
Looking back at a major milestone in the Diocese of Brooklyn: the founding of the Cathedral Basilica of St. James 200 years ago.
Only In Print: Archdiocese Officially Hands Dorothy Day’s Sainthood Cause to the Vatican
Documents supporting the cause for sainthood for social activist and devout Catholic Dorothy Day are now signed, sealed, and about to be delivered to the Vatican.
In NYC’s 2021 Election, Voter Turnout Was Low, But Democrats’ Spirits Were High
Results of New York City’s municipal elections on Nov. 2 may have yielded a few surprises in boroughs and neighborhoods, but at least two citywide outcomes were in line with expectations—the Democratic Party’s candidate for mayor won handily, and voter turnout proved scanty.
Seeds of Priesthood Were Planted Early In Bishop Brennan’s Life
There isn’t a single day, or moment, that Bishop Robert Brennan considers to be his “calling” to the priesthood. Instead, he attributes that call to a number of smaller moments from his early Catholic life in the New York area.