Father Lauder Sees Movies as a Life Lesson for His Faith

The melding of philosophy and spirituality expressed in art — particularly movies — has turned Father Robert Lauder into a film aficionado. As a philosophy professor at St. John’s University he shows his classes his favorite movies, like “On the Waterfront,” and “A Man for All Seasons.” He wants students to consider if movies can “tell us something about God.”

Cathedral College Marks 50th Anniversary With Mass and Dinner

The first graduating class of Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglastown celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 8. The reunion included a Pentecost Mass at the Immaculate Conception Center, followed by a dinner reception.  

Caring for the Needs of Our Senior Priests

At Bishop Mugavero Residence for Retired Priests in Douglaston, there are currently 37 priests and bishops who have served their ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn for a total of 1,907 years, ranging from 38 years ordained to 70 – an average of 53 years.

Mercy Is at the Heart of Evangelization Congress

During this Year of Mercy, Catholics have the opportunity to better understand the concept of mercy and to meet Jesus by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. That was the message of the Diocesan Evangelization Congress held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston.

Knights Support Vocations By ‘Adopting’ Seminarians

For seminarians, God’s providence came by way of the Knights of Columbus. The Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP) is an initiative in which councils provide seminarians with financial assistance and moral support.

Queens Deanery Sings in Concert

Queens Deanery No. 5 hosted “A Harvest of Song and Praise,” an autumn afternoon concert at American Martyrs, Bayside, featuring seven choirs and ensembles of the deanery. The parishes of Queens Deanery No. 5 include American Martyrs; Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park; St. Kevin and Holy Family, both Flushing; St. Anastasia, Douglaston; […]

Inaugural CYO Hall of Fame Class Announced

When new Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) director Rob Caldera took over in July, 2013, one of his main goals was to establish a CYO Hall of Fame. That vision has become a reality, and the CYO’s inaugural Hall of Fame dinner dance will take place Friday, May 16 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. The […]

Class of ’13 Inducted Into Cathedral Hall

Six alumni of Cathedral Prep Seminary, Elmhurst, were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame Feb. 2 as part of the 14th annual Mass and induction ceremony at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. The Class of 2013 brings the total amount of Cathedral Prep Hall of Famers to 77. While the Super Bowl was played the […]