As chaplain of St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Father Ralph Edel’s job is to strengthen the faith of each student so it lasts a lifetime.
At the annual Black History Month Mass held at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston Feb. 17, nearly 40 minutes of poignant preaching set the tone for a liturgy that offered words of healing for the suffering caused by the sins of racism and words of hope as the plight toward racial equality in America continues.
Under the conditions of discipleship, Jesus asked those who wish come after Him to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. For Angelica Taveras, the consistent restlessness in her heart became such an intricate, detailed conversation with God that she told Him if she were to trade her comfortable, corporate-world salary and work for the Church, three particular criteria would have to be met. Did God deliver?
As Brooklyn and Queens pilgrims arrived at the final and perhaps, most important days of their World Youth Day pilgrimage, they also reached the longest leg of their journey – walking at least seven miles for the evening prayer vigil with Pope Francis.
With the government shutdown more than a month old, volunteers unpacked thousands of dollars worth of food at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Jamaica, for a special effort organized by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.
About 300,000 people marched in the 46th annual March for Life in Washington D.C. Jan. 18.
It was their last official act of preparation before their spiritual and physical pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama – local pilgrims attended a Mass of Sending at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Keeping traditions alive is what Brooklyn’s Three Kings Parade is all about.
The New York City Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its bravest.
While flipping through a photo album, Angela Rose Scannapieco reflected on one of the most important days of her life. On Jan. 28, 2001, she became a consecrated virgin.