DOE to Discontinue “Pre-K for All” in Five Diocese Schools, As Appeals Continue

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) has decided not to renew 105 “Pre-K for All” program applications for fall ’21 — including five programs in Catholic schools located throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn. The free, full-day “Pre-K for All” program has been one of the mayor’s signature initiatives since launching in 2014.

Diocese Deems 2021 ‘Year of Renewal for Catholic Education’

Inspired by Pope Francis, who recently declared 2021 as the “Year of Joseph” in his apostolic letter “Patris corde,” the Diocese of Brooklyn will be engaging in a “Year of Renewal for Catholic Education.” The overarching goal of the campaign is to strengthen the understanding that Catholic education is evangelization.

Class Dismissed: A Reality Check

I am writing in response to “Class Dismissed: Rethinking the Catholic School Model.” I want to clarify some of the misleading points made in the column on Catholic elementary school education in the 21st century, and how it exists in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Students Recognized at Mission Sunday Mass

Awards to students and schools that assist the missions was the highlight of the annual Mission Sunday Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.

Robert M. Muccigrosso

Former High School Principal Dies Following Surgery

Robert M. Muccigrosso, 73, longtime Catholic educator and Bay Ridge resident, died May 13 following bypass surgery. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anselm Church, Bay Ridge, May 16. A graduate of Fordham University, New York University and Hofstra University, his professional career includes a total of 17 years as the principal […]