Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens worked overtime to ensure that senior citizens got all they needed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop James Massa, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has officially settled into his new role as rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College. He was appointed to the position by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, mid-July, and succeeded Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, who served as rector for the last nine years.
A 65-year-old priest from the Diocese of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of sharing sexually explicit texts and pictures with a 15-year-old boy, federal prosecutors announced on July 29.
A new early childhood center is opening at the site of St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Flushing and parents are hoping to expand the center at some point to include upper grades.
A small but vocal group gathered on the steps of St. Rose of Lima Church, Parkville, July 16, to protest the latest wave of religious persecution in Pakistan.
Monsignor David Cassato, recently named by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to serve as vicar for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, said he plans to hit the ground running.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has three new transitional deacons. The men, who are on their way to becoming priests next year, were ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on July 11.
The Diocese of Brooklyn announced that it is closing six Catholic academies due to financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.