Inspired by Pope Francis, who recently declared 2021 as the “Year of Joseph” in his apostolic letter “Patris corde,” the Diocese of Brooklyn will be engaging in a “Year of Renewal for Catholic Education.” The overarching goal of the campaign is to strengthen the understanding that Catholic education is evangelization.
“Come and see.” That was the message from the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Vicar for Catholic Schools after Gov. Cuomo’s Oct. 5 announcement that all schools within nine hot spots will close and pivot to remote learning.
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.
As protests continue across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, cities, including New York, are considering defunding police departments to shift monies toward education, youth programs and social services.