Priests Recall Their Past Lives as a Naval Corpsman, Chef & Actuary

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.

Fond Memories of School Days Has Woman Establishing Endowment

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.

Diocese Deems 2021 ‘Year of Renewal for Catholic Education’

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.