Deacon Manuel “Manny” L. Ramirez

Deacon Manuel “Manny” L. Ramirez, who served at Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem, Pa., died Feb. 8 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem. He was 70.

Church Has Special Welcome For Children to Be Baptized

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros formally accepted the names of more than 80 children who are preparing to be baptized into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The ceremony with the bishop – the Rite of Election for Children of Catechetical Age – was held Feb. 17 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.

Bishop Among Honorees At Diocesan Pro Vita Mass

A Bishop, the State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and two pro-life counselors were the honorees at the Pro Vita Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn.

St. James Cathedral Center Dedicated

Father Peter Purpura, rector of St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, and Deacon Ron Rizzuto, a member of the parish’s pastoral team, participate in the blessing of the new Cathedral Center

Red Mass Asks Spirit to Guide Judicial Decisions

The Kings County Chapter of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn observed the beginning of the court year Nov. 16 with their annual Red Mass at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn.

Gravesend Pastor Marks 10 Years of Priesthood

This week’s Tablet TALK features a special anniversary for a Gravesend pastor, art that gives glory to the Blessed Mother, a summer challenge especially for Catholics, an upcoming concert in Canarsie and much more.