More than a decade ago in 2009, a new H1N1 influenza virus emerged, causing the first global flu pandemic in 40 years. It was during the following 15-month-long period that the public became more conscientious and exercised extra health and safety precautions.
Cleanliness is next to godliness, as the old saying goes. At churches all over the Diocese of Brooklyn, parishioners take that famous adage seriously by volunteering to clean churches.
That was the message to parishioners at the Church of St. Mel in Flushing, Queens, as in-person Sunday Masses returned to the Diocese of Brooklyn for the first time since mid-March.
Saint Mel’s parish, Flushing, held the traditional Good Friday’s Processione del Cristo Morto e dell’Addolorata (Procession with the Dead Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows).
The Tablet asks students from around the Diocese of Brooklyn a question for the opinion section of the Youth page. This week: World Youth Day Panama pilgrims.
It was their last official act of preparation before their spiritual and physical pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama – local pilgrims attended a Mass of Sending at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Several elementary academies and schools are welcoming new principals and assistant principals this September.
I may not be parading around Union Square, but in no way does that discount the amount of social justice work that I have done. In fact, when I have the time and autonomy to attend protests, I certainly will. Do these actions make me a bad Catholic? Or a bad Christian? They do not.
I have been in a wheelchair all of my life. I was born with a disability called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 7A – a connective tissue disorder affecting my muscles and joints – and have had almost 30 major surgeries. I couldn’t have done it without God by my side. I face many obstacles, some are harder for me, but I have always found strength in my faith.
After joyously entering the Church at the Easter Vigil, the question on the minds of many newly initiated Catholics is: What comes next?