At the dedication of a shrine to honor Blessed Stanley Rother, the first martyr from the U.S. recognized by the Catholic Church, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said Father Rother was an ordinary man with deep faith, who charted a path anybody can follow.
Catholic Church Continues Responding to Crisis in Ukraine as War Nears One Year
As Ukraine faces the one-year anniversary Feb. 24 of the full-scale invasion of its country by Russian forces, Catholic Church leaders and providers of humanitarian relief there say the conflict has taken its toll but has not defeated the Ukrainian people.
Diocese Taking First Steps Toward ‘Walking With Moms in Need’
Eager to prove that local parishes stand ready to help pregnant women who choose life over abortion in post-Roe America, the Diocese of Brooklyn is joining a nationwide program aimed at providing assistance and resources for mothers-to-be.
European Leaders Ask Russia to Stop Destroying Religious Sites
Representatives of both the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have condemned the destruction of churches and religious sites in Ukraine and have asked Russia to refrain from targeting them.
Polish Archbishop Updates Pope on aid to Ukraine Refugees
Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church in Poland is continuing its efforts to assist the countless refugees from Ukraine fleeing Russia’s destructive war in the country.
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.
Crises Are Signs That Church Is Still Alive, Pope Francis Says
Difficulties and crises within the Catholic Church are not signs of a church in decline but one that is alive and living through challenges, just like men and women today, Pope Francis said.
Analysis: Can the Catholic Church Profit From Italy’s “Summer of Gold?”
Fifty years from now, Italians now alive probably will still smile whenever someone mentions the summer of 2021, what’s now being described as the greatest summer in the history of Italian sports, its “Summer of Gold.”
‘Fore!’ the Chaplains: Bishop’s Annual Golf Classic Raises $100K for Diocese Program
It was a great day to golf and give back to those who gave their all while working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic — local hospital and nursing home chaplains.
Pope Francis Promulgates Revised Canon Law on Crimes, Punishments
A series of laws and procedures promulgated by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and, especially, by Pope Francis to protect children, promote the investigation of allegations of clerical sexual abuse and punish offenders are included in a heavily revised section of the Code of Canon Law.