The synod process has only recently been completed at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, but it’s already bearing fruit at St. Andrew of Avellino Church in Flushing, as the parish administrator is taking action to show parishioners that he is taking their ideas seriously.
Shooting at St. John the Divine Christmas Concert Cathedral Leaves Gunman Dead, Crowd Shaken
A gunman was fatally shot by police on the front steps of St. John the Divine Cathedral in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Dec. 13, after the 52-year-old man began firing two semi automatic handguns just before 4 p.m., at the end of the church’s public outdoor Christmas Choir concert scheduled that afternoon.
Cuomo’s Threat to Close Churches Stirs Anger
In the wake of his decision to close all schools in nine ZIP code areas in Brooklyn and Queens that have become hot spots for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Oct. 5 that he might have to shut down religious institutions, too.
Safe School Opening Is Top Priority for New Vicar
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.
Bishop Seeks Roadmap to Reopen Churches After Coronavirus
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is working with retired NYPD chief of department Joseph Esposito to develop an action plan to reopen churches when New York’s stay-at-home order is lifted.
Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon
The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens held its annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, to raise funds for scholarships to Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens.