The annual Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day took place on May 30, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The event was moved online and was presented on You Tube.
Parishioners all over Brooklyn and Queens reveled in the chance to enter their local Catholic churches to say a prayer as churches opened their doors for the first time in more than two months. Churches were closed as a precaution against the coronavirus.
Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens are reopening today, not for Mass, but for private prayer with no more than 10 people at a time allowed inside.
For a group of adults in the Brooklyn Diocese, a ringing phone means more than a call, it’s a lifeline during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is working with retired NYPD chief of department Joseph Esposito to develop an action plan to reopen churches when New York’s stay-at-home order is lifted.
Across the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed wedding plans. Some are taking part in socially distanced weddings while others have canceled altogether.
In New York City, African-Americans are dying from coronavirus at twice the rate of whites, according to the city’s Department of Health. Father Alonzo Cox knows the statistics well.
Futures in Education has started an emergency relief fund to offer financial help for unemployed parents who suddenly find themselves struggling to pay their child’s tuition.
JANUARY 17, 1970: Kevin Sweeney is born to James and Agnes Sweeney in Elmhurst, Queens.
Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, pastor of St. Brigid’s parish in Wyckoff Heights, Brooklyn, died of coronavirus this Friday.