Father Edwin Ortiz believes that he wound up where he was always meant to be — in a parish serving as a priest. But he took a circuitous route to the priesthood that included working in St. John’s Cemetery and serving as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
The significance of the Last Supper is well known and has been immortalized in artworks like Leonardo DiVinci’s famous painting, little is known about the food that was served there — aside from bread and wine.
Putting her faith in action, Patricia Faint has established a $250,000 endowment for the Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens to provide funding for children whose families need financial assistance to pay to send their children to Catholic school in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Parishioners of a church that has been home to Lithuanian Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn for more than 100 years rolled out the red carpet for the president of their homeland on Sept. 20.
Fifty years to the day of his ordination, Msgr. David Cassato was feted by his parishioners, fellow clergy members and friends at a gala on Friday, May 27 that marked not only his golden anniversary but his retirement.
Firefighter Jesse Gerhard was a talented carpenter who loved to build things and a man who had such a deep love for his country, friends and family said, that he proudly displayed the American flag.
A statue depicting Jesus Christ’s victory over death, created by an artist inspired by the movie “The Passion of the Christ,” is generating plenty of buzz at its new home at the Emmaus Center.
Manuel Hernandez, a college student who was once a scholarship recipient, was a guest speaker at the Futures in Education’s Annual Scholarship Dinner Monday night, an affair that drew more than 500 people and filled the grand ballroom of the Cipriani Wall Street event space.
Tillie Tarantino Way, the street named after her mother in 2017, is the most visible example of Angela Aragona’s family ties to Williamsburg, which date back more than 100 years.
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.