When Pope Francis appointed Sister Nathalie Becquart under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the move was hailed as a leap forward for females in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Brooklyn, women in top jobs are nothing new.
St. John’s Bread & Life, which operates a food pantry and provides social services to people in need, has received a grant that will allow the organization to address the needs of those living in underserved communities across Brooklyn and Queens.
When personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to find early in the pandemic, St. John’s University Associate Professor Charles Fortmann saw the challenge and put on his thinking cap.
The Tablet will officially launch its monthlong “COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools” on March 15. Schools and students in the diocese’s 69 parish schools and Catholic academies will directly benefit by earning cash for themselves and their families through selling subscriptions to The Tablet.
More sacrifices are needed to achieve justice for all, and Christians must lead the way. That was the message Sunday from Father Franklin Ezeorah during his homily at the annual Black History Month Mass.
The Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), for both the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York, is asking the city council’s Committee on Health to host an emergency hearing in regards to playing high-risk sports locally.
Following appeals and review processes that have been going on since the fall, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) has reinstated “Pre-K for All” programs in three diocesan schools next year.
This Ash Wednesday, priests and bishops across the Diocese of Brooklyn imposed ashes in a new way due to the ongoing pandemic. Under Pope Francis’ recommendation, ashes were sprinkled on worshippers’ heads instead of drawing the sign of the cross on the forehead.
In the early 1900s, entrepreneurs created a unique housing development in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens.
Even though the pandemic changed how this year’s Catholic Schools Week could be celebrated, the spirit was still alive and well across schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.