Immigrants Ask Congress to Take Action

Jessica Astudillo was in high school before she learned she was an undocumented immigrant. Her parents sat her down and told her the truth — they brought her to America from their native Ecuador when she was two years old. 

Catholic Schools Week Starts With Robotics Demonstration For Bishop Brennan

Bishop Robert Brennan got a crash course in robotics during his first stop on a tour of Diocese of Brooklyn schools during Catholic Schools Week 2022. The instructors were members of the robotics team — the famed “Sharp Blades” —at St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy in Elmhurst, Queens.

Beloved Long Island Nun Celebrates 108th Birthday

Sister Francis Piscatella, OP, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville for 90 years, turned 108 years old on April 20. She is loved by her fellow sisters and former students, having fostered the faith of so many women and displaying fierce determination in overcoming obstacles and following God’s path.

A Day in the Life of Church Secretary Evelyn Sánchez

Evelyn Sánchez was sitting at her desk in the rectory of St. Bartholomew Church, speaking on the phone and patiently explaining to the caller that information on how to have a baby baptized could be found on the parish’s website. When the caller didn’t seem to grasp what she was saying, she guided the person over the phone, describing in detail how to navigate the website.

Retreats Help Young Adult Catholics Advance

While time spent at a Catholic-based retreat won’t yield a material reward, a Pew Research study this year suggests that people who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than religiously unaffiliated adults and inactive members of religious groups.

Bengali-Speaking Catholics Honor St. Teresa of Calcutta

The yearly feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta on Sept. 5 is catching up among the faithful in the U.S. Church. In many churches throughout the Brooklyn Diocese and neighboring dioceses, statues of the saint are put up to promote devotion to this ‘saint of the gutters.’