Friar Richard Riccioli placing the baby Jesus in the manger of the créche at Most Holy Trinity Church in Williamsburg. (Photo: Alicia Venter)

Faithful Can Receive an Indulgence in the Diocese

WILLIAMSBURG — To remind people of the true meaning of Christmas, St. Francis of Assisi made a decision 800 years ago that drastically revitalized Catholic tradition. In 1223, he gathered faithful to the town of Greccio, Italy, and staged, with animals, the first Nativity scene, reenacting the birth of Jesus Christ.  Now, in recognition of […]

North Brooklyn Nonprofit Serves 600 Hot Meals This Thanksgiving

As a holiday personified by bounty-laden dishes on dinner tables, the Thanksgiving season can be difficult for the thousands of New Yorkers facing food hardship. In response to their need, one local nonprofit provided more than 600 hot meals at four northern Brooklyn locations this week.