Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has mobilized to help asylum seekers recently bussed to New York City from Texas. The staff hosted information sessions for about 200 people on Aug. 29 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights. The migrants received food boxes, toiletries, a hot lunch, and fellowship.
Bishop Earl Fernandes beamed his trademark smile Tuesday, May 31 throughout his ordination and installation as the new shepherd for the Diocese of Columbus. He succeeds Bishop Robert Brennan who left Columbus to lead the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy – Astoria recently achieved accreditation from an organization that grades schools worldwide. The Diocese of Brooklyn has 66 elementary schools which, like ICCA-A, routinely achieve accreditation, school officials said.
Students throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn opened their classrooms to authors and special guests during the 4th Annual Great Diocesan Read Aloud. Bishop Robert Brennan and Christine Persichette, anchor for Currents News, and the authors read to students via videoconferencing.
George Pataki, former New York governor, made his personal “state-of-the-state” comments in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor.
When Romania’s communist regime fell in 1989, Father Stefan Acatrinei suddenly realized he could pursue his lifelong dream to be a priest. For several weeks each summer, this seminary professor enjoys pastoral service as he assists the staff of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Queens.