Diocesan Students Outscore Public School Counterparts in Reading

When Mayor Eric Adams announced that New York City’s public schools will be revamping the way they teach children to read and bringing back phonics, you couldn’t blame principals in the Diocese of Brooklyn if they chuckled a little. Catholic schools have been using the tried-and-true method for years.

Bishop Brennan Gives Commencement Invocation at St. John’s, His Alma Mater

On May 20, 1984, 21-year-old Robert Brennan graduated summa cum laude during the commencement exercise at St. John’s University in Queens. Fast forward to May 21, 2023, and now Bishop Robert Brennan was back at St. John’s, but this time to give his first commencement invocation as the bishop of the diocese.

Joy, Sadness Mingle at Final Convocation for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation

Bittersweetness prevailed Saturday, May 13, as bishops, a cardinal, priests, seminarians, and their families assembled for the Class of 2023 convocation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation. The event honored seven seminarians who are receiving bachelor’s or master’s degrees at upcoming commencement ceremonies.