A few days after becoming pastor and rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in June 2019, Father Bryan Patterson noticed something odd about the historic church. He had been in DUMBO running errands; his evening stroll back to the parish came after sundown. But as he approached the campus at Jay Street and Cathedral Place, the basilica itself was anything but glorious.
Cathedral Basilica of St. James
Late Pontiff’s Teachings Had Big Impact on Diocesan Priests
One of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s special gifts, say the diocesan priests who met him and studied his theological writings, was his strength as a teacher and his ability to simplify a message.
Bishop Brennan Lights Christmas Tree at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James with Knights of Columbus
Bishop Robert Brennan was joined by members of the Bishop Daily Council No. 17000 of the Knights of Columbus and several parishioners for a special Christmas tree lighting at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James on Sunday, December 18.
Past, Present, and Future Are Celebrated as St. James Marks 200th Anniversary
A grand celebration of the Diocese of Brooklyn was on exhibit Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James during a Mass to memorialize two centuries of Catholic faith.
Mass, Documentary Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Cathedral Basilica of St. James
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York will be the main celebrant at a Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, to mark the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of St. James Parish in Downtown Brooklyn — which later became the Cathedral Basilica of St. James.
Easter Evokes Prayers for Peace in Ever-Violent City
Bishop Robert Brennan’s Easter Sunday message proclaiming the risen Christ’s victory over evil, resonated with a 15-year-old altar server for the Mass at Cathedral-Basilica of St. James.
Doing God’s Work Can Be Tricky Business
Along with spiritual responsibilities, pastors also deal with business-related tasks like building renovations, personnel management, and parish finances. But many of them struggle with completing those tasks while trying to focus on presenting the Gospel.
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: Cathedral Holds Relics of the Diocese’s Past
As the seat of the Bishop of Brooklyn, the Cathedral Basilica of St. James holds many treasures for history lovers.
Foundation of the Diocese Began With Immigrants
For a beautiful building with such a glorious history, the beginning of Cathedral Basilica of St. James was actually quite simple: it was born out of a desire for convenience.