Headed For a Divorce? The Church Vows to Help You

As a last-ditch effort to save the marriage, Angela Pipitone Coen and John Coen went on a retreat hosted by Retrouvaille International, a non-profit organization endorsed by the Catholic Church that helps couples in crisis. The Coens repaired theirrelationship and are still married today.

St. Bernard’s Takes ‘Note’ of Catechists On a Special Sunday

Teaching the Catholic faith isn’t just the responsibility of priests. Lay persons play an important role, too. It was in that spirit that the Diocese of Brooklyn marked Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 18 with priests blessing their catechists at Mass to start off a new year of religious education programs.

Rite of Election Marks Final Prep For Soon-To-Be Catholics

Hundreds of people came to St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Ridge on Sunday, March 6, to take part in the Rite of Election — a prayer service in which those who are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the Diocese of Brooklyn took an important step toward becoming full members of the Catholic Church. 

Stepping Up Social Justice Lessons

In September Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the introduction of a new Catholic social justice curriculum that will be incorporated into religion classes in all schools, Catholic academies, and religious education programs in the diocese.