The Diocese of Brooklyn went to federal court for the second time in a week to try to overturn strict new regulations imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots.
The Archdiocese of New York expressed support for the federal lawsuit the Diocese of Brooklyn filed against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his strict new COVID-19 rules on church attendance.
In the wake of his decision to close all schools in nine ZIP code areas in Brooklyn and Queens that have become hot spots for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Oct. 5 that he might have to shut down religious institutions, too.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio consecrated the new altar St. Clement Pope Church in Queens on Sept. 27, where he also celebrated a special Mass.
Msgr. Steven Aguggia, the chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, celebrated his first Sunday Masses as the new pastor of St. Pancras Church in Glendale on Sept. 20.
The Knights of Columbus has donated $10,000 to the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in the wake of an act of vandalism in which a man toppled a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and threw it to the sidewalk.
Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the vandal who threw a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the ground outside the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island, Sept. 11.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was officially installed as the new rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary and College during a Mass in the seminary’s chapel on the Yonkers campus on Sept. 13.
The opening of schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn went smoothly, according to Msgr. David Cassato, vicar for Catholic Schools.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on the Diocese of Brooklyn in the months since the first case was confirmed in New York, but the diocese is moving forward.