Adriana Dorner admits that she checks her phone at least 50 times a day, mostly to look at her social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But Adriana, a senior at Midwood High School, is saying goodbye to all three for a while. She wants to give up social media for Lent.
Welcome to the Dumb Ox Cafe & Loft at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Flatlands, a brand new space the parish created specifically for young people to play games, watch videos, drink soda, and just hang out with each other as they seek to become closer to Jesus Christ.
Seminaries are challenged to squeeze management training in with theological course work, which is the priority. To that end, workshops are held at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College to teach topics like stewardship, building maintenance, fundraising, and staff management, to name a few.
Ryan Edwards, 14, was born decades after Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington and delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. But the teenager said King’s message resonates with members of Gen Z like him.
Michele Boucher prays to St. Joseph seeking intercession for her 16-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy. She didn’t know this was a possibility until she participated in a 33-day study about becoming consecrated to St. Joseph.
Father Dwayne Davis said that if he is ever called upon to run a food distribution program again, he knows how to do it, and parishioners will make it happen.
As the New York Police Department chases suspected gunmen — some are repeat offenders — priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn want to help their communities find solutions to the growing violence.