The first Sunday when churches were finally able to hold Mass proved to be a challenge at many parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
With COVID restrictions lifting, pastors looking to welcome faithful back should rethink their confession schedules — and start talking more about the sacrament in the pulpit.
The Diocese of Brooklyn announced that it is closing six Catholic academies due to financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be no Procession of the Giglio at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel this year, but the church will still celebrate a feast day with scaled down events.
In an opinion piece in The Washington Post daily newspaper, Sister Norma Pimentel, known for her work with migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas, made a public plea July 6 to keep an eye on the plight of asylum-seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Four new priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn: Fathers Dragan Pušić, 54; Néstor Martínez, 35; Peter Okajima, 59; and Gabriel Agudelo-Perdomo, 58.
In a letter highly critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of enforcement during the COVID-19 shutdown, a U.S. Justice Department official urged the mayor to be fair to religious institutions.
Bay Ridge business owners reopened on June 22 under Phase Two in the coronavirus recovery, with many expressing cautious optimism for the future.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio touched on the COVID-19 pandemic in his homily during the annual Chrism Mass at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral on June 19.
Catholic churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn have been closed for Mass since March 20. They reopened last month for private prayer. Starting June 29, they will be open once again for Mass.