Catholic Church’s View on Cremation: ‘Treat With Dignity, in Life and Death’

Death, and burial, are lively topics of conversation in the Catholic Church these days. With increasing numbers of people opting for cremation over the more traditional full-body burial, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, the department within the Vatican responsible for defending Catholic teaching, recently clarified the Church’s position on cremation. 

New Mother Cabrini Statue Stands Proud and Tall Outside Brooklyn Parish Where She Served

It was a long time coming for the Diocese of Brooklyn to have its own Mother Cabrini statue, but the faithful finally got to see the final figure. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio unveiled and blessed the statue and shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — also known as Mother Cabrini — outside her Brooklyn parish, Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Church on June 11.

Distance No Barrier for Parishioners Who Commute to Carroll Gardens Parish

Michael and Illisse, both 30, make the extra effort because they feel strongly connected to Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s. They aren’t the only ones. A number of parishioners, who once lived near the church, still come back to Mass there every Sunday, even after they have moved away. They come from Westchester County, Long Island, Staten Island and other parts of Brooklyn.