Bishop Brennan Holds Mass of Reparation at Annunciation After Music Video Desecration

by The Tablet Staff WILLIAMSBURG — On Saturday, Nov. 4, Bishop Robert Brennan presided over a Mass of Reparation at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Church, after the desecration of the church during the filming of a music video.  Bishop Brennan aided by Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, Vicar General for the diocese, restored the sanctity of […]

Vicar for Development Removed Over Music Video Filmed in Church

WILLIAMSBURG — Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello was removed as the Diocese of Brooklyn’s vicar for development on Nov. 3 after a provocative music video was shot at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn, where he is pastor.  Pop musician Sabrina Carpenter released a music video to her song “Feather” on Oct. 31, which […]

Lifting of the Giglio: A Neighborhood Tradition of Invitation

Hundreds of enthusiastic spectators crowded onto Havemeyer Street in front of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday, July 9, to witness a Catholic tradition that dates back to  1887 Italy: the hoisting of the seven-story Giglio.

Mom Dedicates Time to Fundraising for Research on Son’s Rare Disorder

Camille Fortunato admits that when her son Anthony Filippazzo was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder that severely affects heart function and motor skills, she didn’t take the news well. She now dedicates her time to raising funds for research into the disorder.

Finding Faith — and Family — in the Holy Land

When George Prezioso decided to take his second pilgrimage to the Holy Land he knew he was in good company traveling with Msgr. David Cassato, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello along with friends from across the Diocese of Brooklyn.