Bishop Robert Brennan came to St. James Cathedral Basilica on Friday to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In doing so, he was heeding a call from Pope Francis to the world’s bishops to perform the Act of Consecration in the hope of bringing peace to the two warring nations.
Ash Wednesday 2022 marked the first time since the pandemic uprooted everyone’s lives that Catholics were able to take part in the holy day in a normal fashion. It also marked Bishop Robert Brennan’s first Ash Wednesday since becoming Bishop of Brooklyn in November.
Looking back at a major milestone in the Diocese of Brooklyn: the founding of the Cathedral Basilica of St. James 200 years ago.
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.
Knights from the Long Island Chapter of Brooklyn and Queens filled the pews at the annual Pro Vita Mass, held Jan. 25 at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn.
Law professionals from all faiths are invited each year to take part in the Mass, which — according to Sarah Gozo, a former president of the local Catholic Lawyers Guild — aims to remind lawyers of their mission to help and love others.
When Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann thought about World Mission Sunday this year, a fellow Brooklyn-born bishop came to mind, Servant of God Francis Xavier Ford.
Marie Taccogna has been using sign language since she was 7 months old. Both of her parents are deaf, and so are her two adult children. And for the past 44 years, she’s worked as a sign-language interpreter herself.
On the birthday of the Church, seven students gathered at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn for their own personal Pentecost.
Holy Week events that took place throughout the diocese.