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Our Liz Faublas had the opportunity to spend some time with a Brooklyn man who uses his God-given talents to create some thought-provoking art.... view post
Posted: June 4, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

It was an opportunity for some high school stars to shine. Our Jim Mancari reports.... view post
Posted: June 4, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Vandals desecrate sacred images at a Catholic Church in Bay Ridge. It happened at St. Anselm Church on 4th Avenue at 82nd Street. Our Bill Delano reports from the scene. ... view post
Posted: May 31, 2013 19:30     Comments Off

They say a picture tells a thousand words and Marguerite Rocholl knows it well. Her father was Daily News photographer Ed Clarity. Now Marguerite is using words and pictures, in her... view post
Posted: May 30, 2013 19:40     Comments: 0

Achieving the milestone of one hundred years in service to God and the Diocese of Brooklyn is the accomplishment now being celebrated at Saint Rita’s Church in Cypress Hills. Our... view post
Posted: May 30, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

As May passes into June, another season is in full swing – graduations – from first-grade youngsters to college seniors. And often at Catholic universities, the graduation... view post
Posted: May 30, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The moral struggles and triumphs of farmers was the focus of a recent forum sponsored by the Brooklyn Diocese's newspaper The Tablet, where a powerful documentary titled "Peaceable... view post
Posted: May 29, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

Finally tonight, new ministers for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, was there this past Saturday. ... view post
Posted: May 29, 2013 07:02     Comments: 2

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve their country. Our Jim Mancari was in Queens yesterday when the Diocese of Brooklyn paid special... view post
Posted: May 29, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Congress has undertaken multiple investigations into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status. Since the news first broke, Catholic League President Bill Donohue... view post
Posted: May 29, 2013 07:00     Comments: 1

The residents of our Diocese of Brooklyn worry about that new hurricane season because they’re still struggling to rebuild from Sandy while cutting through the nightmare of... view post
Posted: May 28, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

the sacrifices of American war heroes will be remembered this Memorial Day… the principle purpose of the holiday. The Diocese of Brooklyn will offer Mass at six cemeteries,... view post
Posted: May 28, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

It celebrates films, TV programs and books that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit" – it's the annual Christopher Awards.... view post
Posted: May 28, 2013 07:01     Comments: 1

The Church is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. It was the subject of the latest "Into The Deep" interview, in which Bishop DiMarzio spoke with... view post
Posted: May 28, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is playing a leading role in the recovery from this week's tornado. Our Liz Faublas spoke with the organization's executive director,... view post
Posted: May 24, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

St. Rose of Lima School in Rockaway was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Students were back in class in a matter of weeks, but the road to recovery for the school was still a long... view post
Posted: May 24, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

One actress is drawing a lot of attention, but not for anything she's doing on-screen. In a New York Times op-ed, Angelina Jolie announced announced that she had undergone a double... view post
Posted: May 23, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

With the President leading the way, help is pouring into Oklahoma tonight, with plenty more being promised. Once that was the case in our area too… after the strike by Hurricane... view post
Posted: May 23, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The residents of our Diocese and our entire tri-state area are all too familiar with the deadly destruction wrought by storms. Hurricane Sandy laid waste to many neighborhoods more... view post
Posted: May 22, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

The fight to preserve life at its start – in the womb – was taken onto the streets of Queens recently. The pro-life group Helpers of God's Precious Infants were joined by... view post
Posted: May 22, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Religion News Service reporter David Gibson covered the conclave that elected Pope Francis. At St. Rose of Lima Church in Brooklyn, Gibson offered insight on the impact of Francis's... view post
Posted: May 22, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

In our area, the crisis caused by Hurricane Sandy continues to this day, more than half a year after the storm hit. And next Monday – Memorial Day – is the unofficial start of... view post
Posted: May 21, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

One of the big reasons Breezy Point will be back – and the Rockaways too – the people in and near those communities. Neighbors willing to do things like run – to rebuild and... view post
Posted: May 21, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Communicating God’s word to the world was the focus of the Brooklyn Diocese’s annual World Communications Day. This year the new tools of the media were the hot topics. ... view post
Posted: May 21, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn is hanks to the dedication of faithful people at thirty-three different parishes. They made a commitment to become lay ministers and devoted three years of... view post
Posted: May 18, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

Immigration reform has again been in the news following the Boston Marathon bombings, with calls for a halt to reform. Our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, spoke about this and more... view post
Posted: May 18, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

St. Anselm Church is central to the spiritual life of Bay Ridge. But the church is also helping the community in another way, through its Workforce Ministry – to those looking for a... view post
Posted: May 18, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The Brooklyn Diocese's newspaper The Tablet has distributed its annual awards for excellence in journalism. The recipients – the high school newspapers of the diocese.... view post
Posted: May 17, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Each week Currents highlights the finest schools in New York City, the Catholic schools of the Brooklyn Diocese. Tonight we travel Cambria Heights, Queens ... view post
Posted: May 17, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The survival of a highly regarded Catholic school in Brooklyn is in question. Brooklyn Jesuit Prep was created by the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, to accept low-income students and... view post
Posted: May 14, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

For our School of the Week, we travel to Ozone Park for a special way to look at a special school. ... view post
Posted: May 10, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

She was a rising Hollywood actress, and even starred in a pair of movies with the man known as "The King." But she felt a call to follow another King. Our Chris Iasiello has that... view post
Posted: May 9, 2013 07:00     Comments: 1

Answering Christ’s call can be done differently by each of us. Take, as one example a rising Hollywood star leaving that life for something much different. Our Chris Iasiello has... view post
Posted: May 8, 2013 07:00     Comments: 1

In our latest School of the Week, a school that gives attention to faith and fine arts.... view post
Posted: May 3, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

A family from Queens has received a wonderful gift, years in the making... Letters from a soldier and a father. We were there as the memories and the people were reunited. ... view post
Posted: May 2, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

In the Brooklyn Diocese, a celebration of marriage – Mass for couples who have endured. Our Jim Mancari was there. ... view post
Posted: May 1, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The strength of Catholic education is found in the men and women who have dedicated themselves to educating the young. At Saint Francis College in Downtown Brooklyn, those... view post
Posted: May 1, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens is also known as the Diocese of Immigrants. And, in large measure, the groundwork for the Church’s work with immigrants throughout America was... view post
Posted: May 1, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Bishop DiMarzio is inaugurating a new structure for the churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Yesterday, prayers were offered for the success of the new project.... view post
Posted: April 30, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Remembering a Catholic high school coaching great – Jack Curran; our Jim Mancari was at Molloy High School on Saturday as the school rededicated their gym in Coach Curran’s name.... view post
Posted: April 30, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Bishop DiMarzio is inaugurating a new deanery structure for the churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, sat down with a new dean, Monsignor Joseph Calise... view post
Posted: April 30, 2013 06:59     Comments: 0

The security precautions are obvious after the Boston terror attack and other plots thwarted in just the past few days. For the latest "Into The Deep," our News Director Ed Wilkinson... view post
Posted: April 27, 2013 07:04     Comments: 0

Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has been in contact with Church leaders inside Syria. Earlier today Bishop DiMarzio shared what one Syrian Bishop told him. ... view post
Posted: April 27, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros recently led a diocesan pilgrimage to Italy as part of the Year of Faith. In Rome, Bishop Cisneros was in Saint Peter’s Square for Pope... view post
Posted: April 26, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

By now, you’re probably aware of the new ad campaign in the Brooklyn Diocese declaring that Jesus is the original hipster. Posters at bus stop shelters depict Christ in a white... view post
Posted: April 26, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

For our latest School of the Week, we travel to Whitestone, Queens and Saint Luke School. ... view post
Posted: April 26, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

When Hurricane Sandy struck our area almost six months ago, the storm left more than a hundred people dead. Sandy also left much destruction, particularly in the Diocese of Brooklyn,... view post
Posted: April 23, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

The foundation of the family is built at home. The blocks placed on top are formed in school. For our latest School of the Week, we head to a Queens neighborhood and a school where... view post
Posted: April 19, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

More than six hundred people came to Brooklyn’s Bishop Ford High School on Saturday night to enjoy a concert. The music... one performer calls it the best in the world, from the... view post
Posted: April 17, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

The girls of Monsignor McClancy High School are writing a new chapter in the school’s history, on the softball version of the field of dreams. Our Jim Mancari reports. ... view post
Posted: April 17, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Mass and music were some of what youth of the Brooklyn Diocese experienced at this year's diocesan youth day. Antonina Zielinska has the story from the Mary Louis Academy in Queens. ... view post
Posted: April 16, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Teaching the faith is a full-time job at Our Lady of the Angelus School in Rego Park, our latest School of the Week.... view post
Posted: April 12, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

In our Diocese yesterday a special Mass was celebrated for the disabled and our Antonina Zielinska was there.... view post
Posted: April 9, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

A new chapter in the history of the Brooklyn Diocese and one of its many immigrant groups... Marie Elena Giossi has the story from St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Prospect Heights.... view post
Posted: April 9, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Seniors from the city's Catholic and public high schools faced off in the annual Mayor's Cup basketball game. Our Jim Mancari has the story from Baruch College in Manhattan.... view post
Posted: April 9, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Representatives of from various Christian denominations gathered with Jewish and Muslim leaders at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights to pray for one of the... view post
Posted: April 4, 2013 07:04     Comments: 1

United in prayer on the streets of New York, pilgrims, including some carrying Crosses and palms, walked the entire length of Manhattan yesterday in honor of our Blessed... view post
Posted: March 26, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

For our latest School of the Week, we travel to Jackson Heights, Queens where the students at Saint Joan of Arc School appreciate the importance of prayer in their daily lives.... view post
Posted: March 22, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

We learn more about her and the new ways the Church is talking to the world, especially during the conclave that selected Pope Francis, in this report from our man in Rome, Grant... view post
Posted: March 21, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

So far – despite its infancy – the Francis papacy a been a flurry of action. Our man in Rome, Grant Gallicho, has been watching closely. ... view post
Posted: March 16, 2013 07:04     Comments: 0

Earlier today, Bishop DiMarzio was the principal celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial for the man affectionately known as "Bishop Iggy"… Brooklyn’s beloved Bishop Ignatius... view post
Posted: March 16, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

Tomorrow the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue. Then Tuesday, the Feast of Saint Joseph will be celebrated. Tonight, Bishop DiMarzio takes us Into the Deep,... view post
Posted: March 16, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

The women and men of the NYPD protect us whenever we turn to them. They also pray with us when we all turn to the Holy Name of our Lord. Our Antonina Zielinska tells us how they... view post
Posted: March 16, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Saint Peter’s Square was filled with two-hundred-thousand people who had rushed there after the white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel chimney. In the middle of all the... view post
Posted: March 15, 2013 07:04     Comments: 0

Habemus Papam! The words Catholics around the world were waiting for. After an interregnum of more two weeks, the Cardinals elected a new Pope, on the first full day of voting. They... view post
Posted: March 13, 2013 20:00     Comments: 0

The Cardinals gathered to celebrate Mass – dedicated to the election of the Roman Pontiff. The Dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano, was the principal... view post
Posted: March 13, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Upon arriving in the Eternal City, our correspondent Grant Gallicho made his way to the place that is home – away from home – for priests from Brooklyn.... view post
Posted: March 12, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

It was an exciting matchup as the Christ The King and Bishop Loughlin boys basketball teams faced off for a championship title. Our Jim Mancari was there.... view post
Posted: March 12, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Improving the governance of the Holy See is not the only major issue the cardinals are addressing. Father James Massa, theology professor at Saint Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers,... view post
Posted: March 9, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

During Lent, Catholics are encouraged to reflect on their lives, including taking part in the sacrament of reconciliation, also known as confession. And, if you have not been to... view post
Posted: March 9, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Communists leaders in the Soviet Union wanted to destroy the Catholic Church... because they were afraid. That extraordinary story is described now by Father Andrew Apostoli, a... view post
Posted: March 9, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict’s dramatic and historic decision to resign the Papacy took everyone by surprise. Once the shock was over, the thoughts of many turned to Fatima. Nearly a hundred years... view post
Posted: March 8, 2013 07:04     Comments: 2

Father Andrew Apostoli, an expert on Our Lady of Fatima, describes to our Liz Faublas how the third secret of Fatima was revealed. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone – then in charge of the... view post
Posted: March 8, 2013 07:03     Comments: 1

Since Pope Benedict announced his resignation in early February, attention has been drawn to the Fatima secrets, particularly the third secret involving a Pope under fire. In part... view post
Posted: March 8, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

For our latest "School of the Week," we visit Forest Hills and a small school with big goals.... view post
Posted: March 8, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Presidential elections in Kenya are causing new troubles. Charges of voter fraud and rigged counts are coming from the African nation’s vice-president… Meanwhile, the... view post
Posted: March 8, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The young men and women of St. Francis College – together with the residents of a Catholic Charities senior center in Williamsburg – are already doing their spring cleaning, and we... view post
Posted: March 6, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

A parting gift from Pope Benedict to our Diocese of Brooklyn – a new cathedral. Responding to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s request – just three days after his resignation... view post
Posted: March 5, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

It was a powerful combination of words and music at St. Bartholomew's Church in Elmhurst on Sunday and a perfect compliment to the season of Lent.... view post
Posted: March 5, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

What do Brooklyn Catholics want in the next Pope? For those at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on Sunday, the answer is: simple, yet profound, qualities.... view post
Posted: March 5, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Less than five months since Hurricane Sandy struck, the spirit of Saint Patrick is alive in one of the hardest hit areas where, this past weekend, they held a parade.... view post
Posted: March 5, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Facing extinction as school just one year ago, tonight Nazareth Regional High School is celebrating the crowning of its boys basketball team as City champs. Our Jim Mancari has the... view post
Posted: March 5, 2013 06:59     Comments: 0

Teaching the faith, along with reading, writing and arithmetic, in our Catholic schools would receive a big boost by a bill now in Albany. Designed to provide tax credits to groups... view post
Posted: February 27, 2013 07:00     Comments: 1

Jesus, Mary and Joseph fled a murderous tyrant – Herod – and found safety as immigrants in the land of Egypt. Now, two millennia later in Brooklyn, the Flight into Egypt is... view post
Posted: February 26, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Excitement was in the air in Astoria on Sunday, as girls CYO basketball teams from Brooklyn and Queens battled it out for hard court supremacy.... view post
Posted: February 26, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

There may be cracks tonight in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s rabid push to bring unlimited abortion to New York. Cuomo wants to make the killing of the unborn a so-called fundamental... view post
Posted: February 26, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The need to help our neighbors still suffering from Hurricane Sandy is a main focus of this year's Annual Catholic Appeal for the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Appeal kicks off this... view post
Posted: February 22, 2013 19:45     Comments: 1

Instilling and building great faith within our young people – look no further than our Catholic schools. In this week’s installment of School of the Week, we visit one of them, in... view post
Posted: February 22, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan has spoken out powerfully against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to force a radical, unrestricted abortion law upon all New Yorkers.... view post
Posted: February 21, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

The beloved Saint Anthony of Padua draws about five-million pilgrims every year to his shrine in Italy. Last weekend, the faithful in our Diocese had the opportunity to visit with the... view post
Posted: February 21, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

As the Pope spends this week in prayerful contemplation of Lent, the Diocese of Brooklyn is making final preparations to welcome the men and women who want to become new members of our... view post
Posted: February 20, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

Lay people devote their time and talents to building the Church that our Diocese seeks to honor them in a special way. ... view post
Posted: February 20, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

Two of the best high school basketball teams in New York are Catholic schools located within our Diocese. The rivalry is strong – sometimes bitter – but it is overshadowed by a... view post
Posted: February 20, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

As the country celebrates Black History Month, we travelled to Saint James Basilica in downtown Brooklyn, where a joyous heritage was on display in the center aisle. ... view post
Posted: February 20, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The holy season of Lent started on Ash Wednesday. In this edition of Into The Deep, our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, began by asking Bishop DiMarzio about the significance of the... view post
Posted: February 18, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

The joy and love of marriage is so important to human well-being. The Church marks a special Sunday every year to celebrate its sanctity. This year we traveled to Park Slope,... view post
Posted: February 18, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Catholic, Jewish and Muslim singers and musicians teamed up for a multi-faith music concert at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Midwood.... view post
Posted: February 18, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano visited the classrooms of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Sunset Park.... view post
Posted: February 15, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

It was big night for the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn. More than a hundred years old, the Club is dedicated to advancing the interests of all Catholics. On Tuesday, it held its annual... view post
Posted: February 15, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The Vatican confirms that Pope Benedict XVI fell in the middle of the night and hit his head while staying in an unfamiliar bedroom in the Mexican city of Leon. It happened during the... view post
Posted: February 15, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

We asked attendees of the Cathedral Club's annual gala for their thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.... view post
Posted: February 14, 2013 07:02     Comments: 0

Bishop DiMarzio celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.... view post
Posted: February 14, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Our Liz Faublas spoke with the chief spokesman of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Manny Garcia Tunon, to get reaction to the State of the Union Address and the Republican... view post
Posted: February 14, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Just a day after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, our Liz Faublas went to St. Sebastian's Church in Woodside for reaction to the news.... view post
Posted: February 13, 2013 07:01     Comments: 1

A former student of Joseph Ratzinger – when Benedict was a professor – is today the Holy Father’s publisher in America… Earlier today, our Liz Faublas spoke with Father... view post
Posted: February 13, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign has rocked the world, including the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, spoke with our Bishop DiMarzio asking him how he got... view post
Posted: February 13, 2013 00:22     Comments: 1

For the Brooklyn Diocese and throughout the city – the best memory of Benedict’s Pontificate was his journey to New York. But as Bishop DiMarzio tells our News Director, Ed... view post
Posted: February 13, 2013 00:21     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict appointed Bishop Frank Caggiano, a Brooklyn native, as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Brooklyn Diocese in 2006. Today, we asked Bishop Caggiano for his reaction to the... view post
Posted: February 12, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Earlier today, our Liz Faublas spoke with Father John Cush, a Diocese of Brooklyn priest working toward his doctorate in Rome. Liz wanted to know what’s likely to happen now that... view post
Posted: February 12, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

State pressure on people to think, believe and do what the government wants doesn’t always capture the national spotlight. Of course, the fight over the Health and Human Services... view post
Posted: February 6, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The international character of the Brooklyn Diocese was on display in Astoria, Queens during a celebration of the cultures that come to us from around the world.... view post
Posted: February 6, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

A massive reshaping of marriage – and with it our society – is before the Supreme Court. And the U.S. Bishops are warning the court that if same-sex marriage is ruled legal our... view post
Posted: February 1, 2013 07:03     Comments: 0

At least three U.S. bishops have expressed their willingness to go jail rather than comply with the federal contraception mandate. Earlier today, our News Director Ed Wilkinson asked... view post
Posted: February 1, 2013 07:01     Comments: 0

Raising the Standards – it's the theme of Catholic Schools Week. The goal is to promote high academic standards and a positive Catholic identity. And that theme is certainly... view post
Posted: February 1, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

When Hurricane Sandy hit, the Catholic Church was there, as the first line of help for so many in trouble. And Long Island Congressman Peter King says special attention is now... view post
Posted: January 31, 2013 01:00     Comments: 0

Help from Washington for the millions of us here hurt by Hurricane Sandy. President Obama has signed into law an emergency measure to send 50 billion dollars of aid to New York, New... view post
Posted: January 31, 2013 01:00     Comments: 0

"Raising the Standards" – the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2013, and we had a firsthand look...... view post
Posted: January 30, 2013 07:00     Comments Off

Filipino Catholics in the Brooklyn Diocese are honoring the Child Jesus, following a tradition that is centuries old.... view post
Posted: January 30, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

French military forces have teamed with the Mali army to battle al-Qaeda terrorists in Mali. The fighting has led to the displacement of many Malians. Catholic Relief Services has... view post
Posted: January 30, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The love of sport – and the competition – motivated some of the best Catholic high school athletes in Brooklyn and Queens to journey to Manhattan yesterday and compete for... view post
Posted: January 29, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

The U-S Supreme Court’s decision forty years ago to legalize abortion that has led to the destruction of 55 million children and the formation of today’s pro-life movement. One... view post
Posted: January 29, 2013 01:00     Comments: 1

The Brooklyn Diocese's newspaper The Tablet teams up with the Knights of Columbus to sponsor a contest for children, asking them to come up with ways to keep Christ in Christmas. ... view post
Posted: January 28, 2013 13:09     Comments: 0

Throughout the week we’ve reported on anniversaries and milestones: The inauguration of President Obama and the birth of a remarkable man who changed America. In the week’s... view post
Posted: January 26, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

And for the fortieth year in a row – Catholics, Christians, people of good will from everywhere assembled today in our Nation’s capital, speaking with one voice: abortion is wrong... view post
Posted: January 25, 2013 20:00     Comments: 0

To prepare for this historic day and before making their journey south, marchers from our Diocese attended Mass. And at one Church in Jamaica, Queens – the commitment to the cause... view post
Posted: January 25, 2013 19:59     Comments: 1

We were there as the Cardinal of Palermo, Sicily visited a Basilica in Brooklyn. ... view post
Posted: January 25, 2013 00:09     Comments: 0

A law intended to protect Islam and often used to persecute Christians in Pakistan – the blasphemy laws – led to the assassination of a Catholic leader on the streets of the... view post
Posted: January 24, 2013 00:09     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

It's a movie with a theme appropriate for the March for Life. Writer/Director/Producer Peter Mackenzie describes Doonby as a cross between The Twilight Zone and It's A Wonderful... view post
Posted: January 23, 2013 19:59     Comments: 1

The Catholic Church observes today in every diocese in America a day of prayer and penance against abortion. This morning, those prayers and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass were... view post
Posted: January 23, 2013 17:30     Comments: 1

A basketball program organized by a Brooklyn parish is becoming known for the good that it is accomplishing off the court. It’s called Swish for Kids, and our Jim Mancari traveled... view post
Posted: January 23, 2013 00:08     Comments: 0

Yesterday, the Nation remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate the day, the Brooklyn Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns gathered at Saint Theresa of Avila Church in South... view post
Posted: January 23, 2013 00:06     Comments: 0

Ahead of the March for Life, our Liz Faublas had a chance to catch up with Priests for Life Director Father Frank Pavone.... view post
Posted: January 19, 2013 16:37     Comments: 0

Ahead of the March for Life, our News Director, Ed Wilkinson, talks with Bishop DiMarzio in the latest "Into The Deep."... view post
Posted: January 18, 2013 19:59     Comments: 1

A bright vision of the future by a nun in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn set the foundation upon which our School of the Week was built.... view post
Posted: January 18, 2013 17:23     Comments: 0

Saint Patrick School in Bay Ridge is 150 years old, and it's our latest School of the Week.... view post
Posted: January 18, 2013 06:00     Comments: 0

The U-S Bishops are calling for prayer, fasting and pilgrimage in support of life on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision. Our Liz Faublas spoke with... view post
Posted: January 17, 2013 17:16     Comments: 0

Ann Kissane Engelhart is an enormously gifted illustrator. Some of her latest work can be found in a new children’s book, which she talked about with our Liz Faublas.... view post
Posted: January 17, 2013 17:08     Comments: 0

It hit close to home for one Queens church, prompting them to act...... view post
Posted: January 16, 2013 07:00     Comments: 0

As Governor Andrew Cuomo attempts to expand access to partial birth abortion in New York State, organizations are working to help pregnant women who feel they have no place to turn. ... view post
Posted: January 11, 2013 19:59     Comments: 1

New York's Archbishop is expressing his “great disappointment” with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s concerns are triggered by the Governor’s strong support... view post
Posted: January 11, 2013 12:55     Comments: 0

Peace and mediation are central themes found in the education of the students attending our School of the Week in Flatbush, Brooklyn.... view post
Posted: January 11, 2013 01:00     Comments: 0

The movie “Doonby” was screened at NET’s 2012 Faith Film Festival. Our Liz Faublas recently spoke with Will Wallace, one of the actors from “Doonby,” to talk about that film... view post
Posted: January 2, 2013 06:00     Comments: 0

A Queens restaurant hosted a lunch for students hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy.... view post
Posted: December 19, 2012 00:05     Comments: 0

Two choirs in Queens join together to offer something beautiful for the Advent season.... view post
Posted: December 18, 2012 23:58     Comments: 0

The deadly shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of 26 people, many of them children. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined our News... view post
Posted: December 17, 2012 20:00     Comments: 1

Yesterday’s Guadalupe feast day provided the opportunity for all in our diocese to enjoy the Mexican culture… Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros traveled to Bath Beach,... view post
Posted: December 14, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

As we head toward Christmas through the season of Advent, we went to Douglaston, Queens to hear the word of God – spoken and sung. ... view post
Posted: December 14, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Blessed with big-league baseball talent, Ben Petrick seemed destined for a long and successful career. Until, he was given a cross to bear. Ben spoke with our Jim Mancari.... view post
Posted: December 14, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

From Forest Hills, Queens the music of the season. Our Lady Queens of Martyrs’ annual Christmas concert with a choir and symphony orchestra.... view post
Posted: December 13, 2012 00:07     Comments: 0

The star of Christmas now shines bright in the night of New York atop a Carroll Gardens church for the first time since September 11, 2001, lit as a sign of hope for the victims of the... view post
Posted: December 12, 2012 23:57     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict XVI honored the Brooklyn Diocese in late October when he designated Regina Pacis Church in Bensonhurst as a minor basilica, the third for the diocese. On December 8, the... view post
Posted: December 11, 2012 06:00     Comments: 1

The Church celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday. In Astoria, Queens a very international flavor accompanied the Mass in honor of Our Lady and we were there.... view post
Posted: December 11, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

The economy was a controversial topic at last month’s Fall assembly of the U.S. Bishops. And it’s the first topic tonight as we go Into The Deep with Bishop DiMarzio. Our News... view post
Posted: December 10, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

A Catholic college in our Diocese has just been honored for excellence, one of four schools in the borough to be so honored. Our Liz Faublas went to the campus of Saint Francis... view post
Posted: December 8, 2012 23:56     Comments: 0

Christmas is the season of giving, which is exactly the goal of the Bishop’s annual Christmas luncheon... held this year on what was coincidentally a significant feast day for Bishop... view post
Posted: December 8, 2012 23:55     Comments: 0

A movie with faith in life at its very heart is about a man who’s always in the right place at the right time. Our Liz Faublas sat down with one of the stars of Doonby stars –... view post
Posted: December 6, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Writing the Wave

On tonight's edition of Currents, we meet the Troupe Eclat choir of Saint Jerome Church, East Flatbush. The choir released its debut CD this past weekend. If you would like to see... view post
Posted: December 5, 2012 18:18     Comments: 1

From East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the blessings of God – as expressed in music that lifts the heart.... view post
Posted: December 5, 2012 00:07     Comments: 0

Where the seminarians at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers prepare for the coming of Christmas with Lessons and Carols.... view post
Posted: December 4, 2012 23:57     Comments: 0

Here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a special service and candle-lighting to commemorate World AIDS Day. The centerpiece of the ceremony – the AIDS... view post
Posted: December 4, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

A Catholic theologian’s new book reflects on some very provocative questions… Why are we sexual… Why is sex so alluring… What is the purpose of sex… Christopher West is... view post
Posted: November 29, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

One of the best times of the year for family life is Thanksgiving Day… The holiday is also an opportunity to serve, something that the Knights of Columbus do throughout the year. ... view post
Posted: November 28, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Gaining a better understanding of Islam and the challenges it presents to us is the point of a new book titled – Christianity, Islam and Atheism. Earlier today, our Liz Faublas... view post
Posted: November 28, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

On Thanksgiving Day, Bishop DiMarzio celebrated Mass for the people in a Queens neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.... view post
Posted: November 27, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Many people still need help after Hurricane Sandy. And, a local organization – along with an assist from the student-athletes of Saint John’s University – responded. ... view post
Posted: November 27, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Brooklyn’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church stands in Williamsburg as a witness to history – 125 years of history. And now they are celebrating that glorious stretch of time with... view post
Posted: November 27, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

After Hurricane Sandy, people helping our best friends – our pets – are behind the rescue efforts of a Brooklyn veterinarian and a dog boutique owner. James Guiliani – the... view post
Posted: November 27, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

The story of a young couple making the risky economic decision to leave the arena of commercial music labels where they both worked. And, instead, start their own label and devote... view post
Posted: November 26, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

The celebration of Thanksgiving – it’s the topic of our latest “Into The Deep” with Bishop DiMarzio.... view post
Posted: November 22, 2012 20:00     Comments: 0

The Helping Hands Food Pantry at Saint Augustine’s Church in Park Slope has been feeding hungry people for twenty years… Now, after the storm, they are needed more than ever... view post
Posted: November 22, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

A Queens parish hosted an ecumenical Thanksgiving service in Floral Park.... view post
Posted: November 22, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

The Church is currently working to achieve just and humane immigration reform in the United States. I had a chance to discuss the topic of immigration reform– specifically the... view post
Posted: November 21, 2012 18:11     Comments: 1

Few relief organizations have been able to match the intensity of Catholic Charities and their work helping us all recover from Hurricane Sandy. Now, they are providing something... view post
Posted: November 21, 2012 18:06     Comments: 0

New York’s Catholic voters had the opportunity to learn more about the issues that deserve careful consideration by the faithful before going to the polls.... view post
Posted: November 21, 2012 18:03     Comments: 0

Pope John Paul I served for only thirty-three days before he died. Ever since then, there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories regarding his death. The priest in charge of John... view post
Posted: November 21, 2012 10:33     Comments: 0

The mix of politics and religion is often tricky for Catholics… To help, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has developed a Catholic Voting Guide App. The app focuses on six... view post
Posted: November 21, 2012 10:21     Comments: 0

Our Liz Faublas witnessed the work of overcoming Hurricane Sandy – first-hand. She travelled to the Rockaways this weekend where people are loving people, in Christ and by the... view post
Posted: November 20, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

For fifty years, Our Lady of Hope School has been the bedrock of Middle Village, Queens. The people who are the school joined together yesterday to begin the celebration of their... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 16:28     Comments: 0

One of the lasting legacies of this momentous week for Catholics will be the Year of Faith – inaugurated for the Universal Church yesterday by the Holy Father. Last evening,... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 16:07     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict XVI worked hard this week. The Synod, the Year of Faith, the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council – all pointing to the New Evangelization. Our Amanda Melefsky... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 16:03     Comments: 0

The elections are the focus as Bishop DiMarzio takes us Into The Deep and, this time, he’s answering your questions. As our News Director Ed Wilkinson found, you want to discuss... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 15:57     Comments: 0

A sense of family fills the halls at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s a school where everyone takes care of everyone else, and it’s our School... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 15:13     Comments: 0

For our latest School of the Week, we visit a great academy named after a great Saint.... view post
Posted: November 16, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

It’s highly controversial and growing plan to give morning-after pills to New York City high schools students… Bishop DiMarzio and New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 17:30     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s Italian Apostolate gathers Catholics from throughout our area to share the faith. On Sunday they brought together Bishop DiMarzio, the Italian Consul and... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 17:18     Comments: 0

Most of us would agree, having pets at home is indeed a blessing… Now in Carroll Gardens two churches – one Catholic and one Episcopal – joined together to return the... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 16:13     Comments: 0

As the baseball playoff season moves into high gear, now is the perfect time to visit with Father Daniel Murphy. He is a fascinating priest… the pastor of the Church of Saint... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 16:00     Comments: 1

The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated Columbus Day over the weekend in Bensonhurst. And, Bishop DiMarzio led the parade.... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 15:55     Comments: 0

Relations between China and the Catholic Church are tense as persecutions of Christians there continue. Meantime, a leading archbishop with a keen understanding of China was in our... view post
Posted: November 14, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

For so many victims of Hurricane Sandy, the losses can’t be measured in dollars. To help them endure and overcome, a Mass of Hope was celebrated in Brooklyn. ... view post
Posted: November 9, 2012 07:00     Comments: 1

The recovery from the storm of the century has produced many heroes. But none have done more than Catholic Charities, which has been at work, helping since the very beginning. Our... view post
Posted: November 9, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Throughout Hurricane Sandy, Catholic Charities often has been the first group on the scene offering help and hope. In Coney Island, we were there as they distribute food, water,... view post
Posted: November 8, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Yesterday's vote is still being studied but it appears a majority of the Catholic vote went for President Obama. Catholics who attend weekly Mass seem to have favored Mister... view post
Posted: November 8, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

The care coming from Catholic Charities was often the only help in many neighborhoods hit by Hurricane Sandy. Called an ark in the midst of our flood, a relief center is bringing aid... view post
Posted: November 8, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Every two years, Bishop DiMarzio leads the Brooklyn Diocese on a pilgrimage to Washington and the national shrine of our Blessed Mother. And, as we learn, this year's journey has added... view post
Posted: November 8, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

For Monsignor Michael Curran – the pastor of Blessed Trinity parish in Breezy Point – the homeless crisis is especially acute. So many homes were burned to the ground in his... view post
Posted: November 6, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Along Rockaway Beach, the debris is piled higher than the cars. Many streets resemble junk yards. One hundred ten people have been killed in the U.S. by the storm, 47 in New York. ... view post
Posted: November 6, 2012 06:00     Comments: 1

Throughout Brooklyn and Queens... neighborhood after neighborhood has been devastated. Bishop DiMarzio has been working non-stop since the storm struck... bringing help and... view post
Posted: November 6, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

It may only be 2012, but Hurricane Sandy is likely to remain the storm of the century throughout all the years ahead. At least 38 people are dead in our area, with more than 70... view post
Posted: November 1, 2012 17:46     Comments: 1

Both inside and outside the Vatican, there’s been a lot of talk about the new Cardinals. They are the men who will vote for the next Pope when that time comes. Some Vatican... view post
Posted: October 29, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Bishop DiMarzio has been leading the Brooklyn Diocese into the Year of Faith. In our latest "Into The Deep," News Director Ed Wilkinson asked him about the Year of Faith and the... view post
Posted: October 29, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

During the election season, political advertisements accused some politicians of abandoning tradition and persecuting the Catholic Church. Our Liz Faublas spoke with a... view post
Posted: October 26, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

In October, Bishop DiMarzio led a rosary rally with the school children of the diocese at Saint James Cathedral. The special occasion reminds us of the wonderful relationship Our... view post
Posted: October 26, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Here in New York, new government action is being taken, making it harder for pro-life activists to defend the unborn. Speaker Christine Quinn is forming the City Council Clinic... view post
Posted: October 25, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

Wendy Long is the Republican and Conservative Party candidate in 2012 for one of New York’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Long, who is Catholic, recently sat down with us for an... view post
Posted: October 24, 2012 13:24     Comments: 0

Wendy Long is a Catholic and she’s also the Republican and Conservative parties’ candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from New York – now held by Kirsten Gillibrand. In this... view post
Posted: October 24, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

The heritage of Catholicism in Poland is centuries old and the connection between Poland and our Diocese runs deep. Now in celebration of these cultural ties, a bishop from Poland... view post
Posted: October 24, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

In Rome, an international gathering is now studying Our Blessed Mother, Mary, and her importance in our world throughout all time. The main focus of the conference is on Mary’s... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 18:33     Comments: 0

The elementary schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn are all transitioning to the academy model. The process, known as “Preserving The Vision,” allows the schools to become... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 18:22     Comments: 0

Many families want their children to have a solid education, grounded in the Catholic faith – but don’t have the financial means to make that happen. Futures in Education for... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 18:17     Comments: 0

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life is releasing their guide about the mix of politics and the pulpit. Describing what churches may – and may not – do during the election... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 18:10     Comments: 0

Bishop Ford High School is recognized as one of Brooklyn’s best… And one of the finest Catholic schools around… What to do to mark its fiftieth anniversary? A gala... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 16:04     Comments: 0

The first presidential debate is being held tonight… between President Obama and Governor Romney… And the focus will be on domestic policy… Our Liz Faublas sat down with... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 15:58     Comments: 0

Finally tonight, Padre Pio is a saint beloved by millions around the world. What better place to hold an international carnival is his honor than right here… in Astoria,... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 15:36     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn has been helping immigrants for years, including the work of Catholic Migration Services, which is more than 40 years old. And, as part of a benefit dinner... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 15:30     Comments: 2

Proclaiming the word of God throughout the world is often the work of missionaries. As the Church honored them yesterday during World Mission Sunday, in Brooklyn praise was also... view post
Posted: October 23, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Finally, we conclude our week-in-review by returning to the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Queens. All of the bishops of New York State gathered there to put their... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 10:31     Comments: 0

Every day this week there’s been more news about the upcoming election… Many crucial issues… especially matters important to Catholics… will be decided in this... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 10:25     Comments: 0

There were no riots… no flag burnings… no religious violence in Manhattan last night... even though a highly offensive anti-Catholic photograph was put on display in... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 10:21     Comments: 0

For our latest “School of the Week,” we travel to St. Brigid Academy, one of the oldest and best in Bushwick... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 10:05     Comments: 0

NET’s primetime lineup includes Faith Film Festival, one of the station’s most popular programs broadcast here on NET. Every Friday night at eight, tune it to see the latest... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 10:02     Comments: 0

Much of this week’s news focused on Election Day, the debates – and, of course, last night’s Al Smith dinner Bishop DiMarzio was a guest of honor last night and in tonight’s... view post
Posted: October 22, 2012 06:00     Comments: 0

The Catholic Church has been a target of suspicion and even hostility for a long time. Many myths have grown about the Church, from misunderstanding… Now there’s a new book,... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 17:13     Comments: 0

New developments about that highly controversial government order – known as the HHS mandate, where the Catholic Church is being required to pay for contraception, sterilization and... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 17:06     Comments: 0

Every year, the Bishop of Brooklyn is the host of a celebration of Catholic Scouting in the Diocese. On Thursday, all assembled so that some special people could be honored and we... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 11:10     Comments: 0

The U.S. Supreme Court may rule on two important cases involving same-sex marriage. The federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 both say marriage is between... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 11:07     Comments: 0

Much concern and controversy about new steps to expand birth control in New York City schools. The Board of Education is handing out “Morning After” pills and other birth... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 10:54     Comments: 0

During the month of the rosary, the Diocese of Brooklyn hosted a family rosary in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

Our School of the Week is Our Lady of Trust Academy in Canarsie. There are several reasons why the school is a special place.... view post
Posted: October 19, 2012 07:00     Comments: 0

This week’s news is being dominated by religious strife… and Pope Benedict’s pilgrimage of peace. The Holy Father’s mission is expected to bring lasting effects to the... view post
Posted: October 17, 2012 16:54     Comments: 0

At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park, the educators are dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth of each child. They are one of... view post
Posted: October 17, 2012 16:51     Comments: 0

Two crucial blocks of voters in November will be young people and Catholics. Our Liz Faublas talked with the Field Director of Students for Life of America, Brendan O’Morchoe, to... view post
Posted: October 17, 2012 16:48     Comments: 0

Basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters are world famous. And Anthony “Buckets” Blakes is one of the team’s stars. When he came to Bishop Ford High School on Tuesday, we learned he... view post
Posted: October 15, 2012 16:12     Comments: 0

Lia Neal is an Olympic champion. A bronze medal swimmer at the recently completed London games. She’s back in Brooklyn now and received a rousing welcome home at her parish.... view post
Posted: October 15, 2012 16:06     Comments: 0

A tiny scrap of ancient papyrus and the words written on it are causing a big stir right now. A Harvard Divinity School historian says the papyrus contains the phrase, “Jesus said... view post
Posted: October 15, 2012 16:01     Comments: 0

The one of the happiest times of the year in New York is when the Feast of San Gennaro comes to Little Italy. A festival for all New Yorkers – not just Italians. And a time when... view post
Posted: October 5, 2012 16:10     Comments: 0

One of NET’s popular prime time shows is back for new season. The fall season of Faith Film Festival is underway – with a couple of new hosts. We learn more as our Amanda... view post
Posted: October 5, 2012 16:04     Comments: 0

With no end in sight to conflicts in the Middle East, the United Nations is now assembling for the start of its 67th annual session of the General Assembly. On the eve of the... view post
Posted: October 5, 2012 15:59     Comments: 0

A great day for Irish culture also turns out to be a great day for the Catholic school children of Brooklyn and Queens. The Great Irish Fair was held yesterday in Coney Island, and... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 17:09     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn is a vibrant, growing and changing diocese. To be best meet the future and the needs of our people and our churches… the diocese has undertaken a process... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 17:05     Comments: 0

The Manhattan Declaration is a call issued to all Christians to give their support to the ongoing fight to preserve religious liberty in this country. Now, as we hear in this... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 16:54     Comments: 0

We’re more than a week into the new school year. And for many students in Brooklyn and Queens, that means a new school. Saint Saviour Catholic Academy in Park Slope welcomed... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 13:51     Comments: 0

It’s the end of an era in Crown Heights. This past weekend, the final regularly scheduled Mass at Saint Ignatius Church was celebrated. The church had been a worship site of... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 13:48     Comments: 0

The cauldron that is the Middle East continues to boil tonight while the Pope’s peace mission to Lebanon is just hours away. New anti-American protests have broken-out in Egypt,... view post
Posted: October 4, 2012 13:45     Comments: 0

Big turnouts Tuesday night at two memorial services hosted by State Senator Martin Golden – to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. We headed to the... view post
Posted: October 2, 2012 16:59     Comments: 0

America’s Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was among those killed in a rocket-propelled grenade assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Three other Americans – all... view post
Posted: October 2, 2012 16:56     Comments: 0

On September 15th, the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows… But in Carroll Gardens the celebration took place – as it always does – on the second Sunday in... view post
Posted: October 1, 2012 16:46     Comments: 0

The pope’s historic journey to Lebanon is the culmination of a process that started two years ago with a synod of bishops in Rome… Maronite Catholics make up the largest... view post
Posted: October 1, 2012 16:31     Comments: 0

The movie October Baby was released earlier this year. The film, which is out on DVD and Blue Ray tomorrow, tells the story of a woman who learns she is, as the movie puts it, a... view post
Posted: October 1, 2012 16:03     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict says he is making a pilgrimage for peace when he visits Lebanon starting this Friday. The Holy Father will arrive in Beirut at a time when there is little peace in many... view post
Posted: October 1, 2012 16:00     Comments: 0

A day devoted to liberty – religious liberty. More than 400 people gathered at St. John’s University on Thursday, taking a stand against the latest threats to religious freedom.... view post
Posted: September 27, 2012 17:45     Comments: 0

A day of remembrance… a day of memories… a day of honor… At the World Trade Center site Tuesday, remembering a sad day – and the bravery on display 11 years ago, when... view post
Posted: September 27, 2012 17:42     Comments: 0

Over a decade later, we have not forgotten the events of September 11th. However, there have also been countless lessons to learn, including the importance of the power of... view post
Posted: September 27, 2012 08:53     Comments: 0

It was another week of politics taking center stage, as the Democrats held their convention, nominating President Obama to a run for a second term. One action by Democrats that... view post
Posted: September 27, 2012 08:49     Comments: 0

Summer vacation officially came to an end for elementary school students across the Diocese of Brooklyn on Wednesday morning. The students headed back to school on the first day of... view post
Posted: September 25, 2012 16:38     Comments: 0

The Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance recently took a look at 23 key issues such as “gay marriage”, the contraception mandate and immigration reform and assigned President... view post
Posted: September 25, 2012 16:33     Comments: 0

It’s one step in the path to priesthood – seminarians are ordained as transitional deacons. This past Saturday, Bishop DiMarzio ordained six men to the diaconate for the Diocese... view post
Posted: September 25, 2012 15:35     Comments: 0

He had one of the shortest pontificates of any Pope – a fact that has led conspiracy theorists to come up with a number of stories regarding his death. Pope John Paul I was elected... view post
Posted: September 25, 2012 15:30     Comments: 0

As the Democratic Party debated its platform, and removed references to God and Jerusalem as the capital Israel, our Liz Faublas spoke with Rafael Espinal, Jr., New York State... view post
Posted: September 25, 2012 15:28     Comments: 0

Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize the workers who contribute socially and economically to the life of the country. It’s also that one final day that marks the unofficial... view post
Posted: September 11, 2012 10:58     Comments: 0

The Democrats open their national convention in Charlotte North Carolina. First Lady Michelle Obama will be in the spotlight, with a speech expected to help voters see President... view post
Posted: September 11, 2012 10:56     Comments: 0

During this long holiday weekend, people like to take time out to relax. Many will head to the beach on what is considered the unofficial end to summer. It’s also a great chance to... view post
Posted: September 11, 2012 09:45     Comments: 0

For many, Labor Day plans may include a nice day at the beach or a backyard barbecue? And of course, we can’t forget one of the highlights of the Labor Day weekend right here in... view post
Posted: September 10, 2012 17:10     Comments: 0

It was quite a week for Republicans. They held their convention in Tampa to nominate and make the case for Mitt Romney as the next president. On thursday night, Romney made it... view post
Posted: September 10, 2012 17:07     Comments: 0

Mercy Home, which has locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County, helps people with developmental disabilities lead full and interesting lives. One of the ways they do that is... view post
Posted: September 10, 2012 12:05     Comments: 0

In it’s first weekend in theaters, it came in Number 10 at the box office. It may not seem like such a big return, but it is when you consider it did so with a lot less advertising... view post
Posted: September 10, 2012 11:49     Comments: 1

Writing the Wave

It's a story that has garnered a fair share of conspiracy theories. In the papal conclave held in August 1978, the Cardinals of the Catholic Church elected the man who was, at that... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 18:15     Comments: 0

The Republican National Convention is now in high gear, after having been delayed a day from Tropical Storm Isaac. For an up close and personal view of the convention, our Liz... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 11:14     Comments: 0

U.S. Bishops Conference President Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the closing benediction at both major party conventions. The news came as Cardinal Dolan accepted an invitation to... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 11:11     Comments: 0

During these warm, muggy days, people may be heading to cooler places to try and beat the heat, including to the movies. And amid the Hollywood blockbusters that have people filling... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 11:09     Comments: 0

We’ve reached that part of the campaign season that might appropriately be called the “Convention Season,” when the major parties rally their troops behind their presidential... view post
Posted: September 5, 2012 09:38     Comments: 0

Last month, fast food company Chick-fil-A took heat after its Chief Operating Officer said that those who, quote, “have the audacity to define what marriage is about,” where... view post
Posted: September 4, 2012 16:59     Comments: 0

It has been 11 years since terrorists attacks on September 11th, 2001. That attacks included the destruction of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. On that tragic day, 2,792... view post
Posted: September 4, 2012 16:44     Comments: 0

This month President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gave the nation a rare, personal glimpse of their respective faiths. The candidates discussed their... view post
Posted: September 4, 2012 16:30     Comments: 0

On any given weekend during the summertime months, you’re bound to see street festivals around New York City, gatherings that are as much a part of the season as the warm... view post
Posted: August 30, 2012 10:32     Comments: 0

It has been nearly three weeks since the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate took effect. The rule requires private insurance policies at to cover contraception, sterilization and... view post
Posted: August 30, 2012 10:30     Comments: 0

The issue of gun violence has been in the news a lot lately, following the deadly shooting in Colorado and the incident at Family Research Council headquarters in Washington. For... view post
Posted: August 30, 2012 10:27     Comments: 0

On Sunday, retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq ordained seminarian Michel Pierre Louis a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Brooklyn. The ordination took place at St. Catherine... view post
Posted: August 29, 2012 17:22     Comments: 0

Any way you present it, the very mention of the Obama Administration’s controversial contraception mandate sparks heated debates among supporters and opponents alike. Discussions... view post
Posted: August 29, 2012 17:14     Comments: 0

On August 9, DeSales Media, the parent company of Currents and the Tablet hosted the 17th Annual Bishop’s Golf Classic at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. The money raised... view post
Posted: August 28, 2012 11:40     Comments: 1

One of the fiercest, bravest champions of the pro-life movement, Nellie Gray passed away at her home in Washington. She was 86. Gray was a lawyer and former federal employee who... view post
Posted: August 28, 2012 11:34     Comments: 0

Catholic Migration Services of Brooklyn and Queens dates back to 1971. Then Bishop Francis Mugavero established the program to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees living in... view post
Posted: August 28, 2012 10:03     Comments: 0

The 2012 Presidential Elections kicked into high gear over the weekend. This after word of the decision many have speculated about, and just about every voter has been waiting on:... view post
Posted: August 28, 2012 09:57     Comments: 0

It’s been a little more than a week since the federal contraception mandate took effect. It requires most private health insurance plans to include coverage for contraception,... view post
Posted: August 27, 2012 17:04     Comments: 0

Earlier this year, a first for a Staten Island couple: a birth certificate for their son, who was born in 2007. Why the long wait? The couple’s baby boy was stillborn. Until... view post
Posted: August 24, 2012 09:33     Comments: 0

The American Civil Liberties Union has added yet another dimension to the ongoing dispute over the federal contraception mandate – the issue of bigotry. The ACLU suggests that... view post
Posted: August 24, 2012 09:31     Comments: 0

Sometimes work and fun go hand in hand. Especially when you are working at helping others. The 4th Annual Kids Fun Day – hosted by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens – took... view post
Posted: August 21, 2012 13:06     Comments: 0

He was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight and wound up fighting a future heavyweight champion of the world. And while he may be a footnote in another fighter’s rise to the top,... view post
Posted: August 21, 2012 12:58     Comments: 1

On Thursday, the Church celebrates the feast of a saint who is considered a martyr for the faith. Edith Stein was killed in the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland in... view post
Posted: August 21, 2012 10:02     Comments: 0

On August 1, the federal contraception mandate went into effect. A small number of religious employers are exempt, and some others have until August 1 of next year to figure out ways... view post
Posted: August 14, 2012 11:28     Comments: 0

At Holy Child Jesus Parish in Richmond Hill, the Teen Drama production is one of the highlights of the summer. This year’s presentation of Annie Get Your Gun is sure to be a crowd... view post
Posted: August 14, 2012 08:24     Comments: 1

In a landmark vote, a majority of the House of Representatives voted to reject the current abortion policy of the District of Columbia. But the vote fell short of the two-thirds... view post
Posted: August 14, 2012 08:09     Comments: 0

A day before the Aug. 1 deadline for compliance with the contraception mandate, legislators were attempting to secure conscience protections for employers who are in opposition to the... view post
Posted: August 2, 2012 14:41     Comments: 1

For the past 33 years, the kids and adults of St. Gregory the Great parish in Bellerose, Queens, have been singing and dancing their ways into the hearts of SRO audiences. Better... view post
Posted: August 2, 2012 14:26     Comments: 1

Recently, Catholic Charities sponsored the construction of 45 units of affordable family housing in Brownsville. Our Lady of Loreto Family Apartments is designated for low income... view post
Posted: August 2, 2012 14:19     Comments: 0

The Colorado-based Catholic owners of Hercules, a heating ventilation and air-conditioning company, were awarded the first-ever federal court order against the controversial Health and... view post
Posted: August 2, 2012 09:38     Comments: 0

Into the Deep with Bishop DiMarzio Subject: Summer is a good time to remind ourselves that there is no vacation from our religious obligations. ... view post
Posted: July 30, 2012 15:36     Comments: 0

Currents is a half-hour news magazine program telling stories of people of faith from around the block and around the world. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, we are the first... view post
Posted: July 30, 2012 15:26     Comments: 1

Amid the fighting and everyday struggle to stay alive in World War II, many of our U.S servicemen and women found solace in letters to and from loved ones back home and in their... view post
Posted: July 30, 2012 15:14     Comments: 0

It may be the end of July – but a group of young men are going to school each day – and enjoying it. They make up Cathedral Prep’s 2012 Father Edward W. Troike Summer... view post
Posted: July 27, 2012 12:00     Comments: 0

For Greater Glory – the movie, released in June is a sweeping epic about the Cristero War. This violent battle against religious persecution began sometime in 1926 after the... view post
Posted: July 27, 2012 11:52     Comments: 0

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila led a Mass Friday evening for those killed, survivors, family – all those impacted by the deadly shooting attack at a movie theater in Aurora,... view post
Posted: July 27, 2012 11:42     Comments: 0

Linsanity has left town. It’s an image many Knicks fans would rather forget. Point guard Jeremy Lin, who came out of nowhere to help the team move from basement dwellers to... view post
Posted: July 24, 2012 15:23     Comments: 0

Last month, all the attention appeared to be on Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the “individual mandate,” considered the centerpiece of the health care... view post
Posted: July 24, 2012 15:18     Comments: 0

For the second time in a week, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Obama administration challenging the federal contraception mandate. District Judge James Boasberg... view post
Posted: July 24, 2012 14:54     Comments: 0

Pope Benedict's Year of Faith is slated to begin on October 11 and continue through November 24, 2013. It will serve to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican... view post
Posted: July 23, 2012 15:53     Comments: 1

In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, just a short walk from the Barclay Center, stands another impressive structure – the Church of St. Joseph. Not only is Mass celebrated inside –... view post
Posted: July 23, 2012 15:47     Comments: 0

It’s driven the Catholic group off campus – Vanderbilt University’s “all comers” policy. It prohibits the school’s student groups from discriminating in deciding... view post
Posted: July 20, 2012 16:12     Comments: 0

A historic feast in the Brooklyn’ Williamsburg neighborhood wrapped up this week. On Monday, for the 125th time, the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrated the Feast... view post
Posted: July 20, 2012 16:06     Comments: 0

A celebration in Forest Hills, Queens this past weekend, as Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church there welcomed the ordination of their new pastor as an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese... view post
Posted: July 20, 2012 14:51     Comments: 0

A pair of scholars – one Christian, the other Muslim – have teamed up for a common cause: ridding hotels of pornography. It’s an issue they argue threatens to destroy the very... view post
Posted: July 19, 2012 15:09     Comments: 0

A celebration in Queens this past weekend – a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Kevin’s Church in Flushing, for Bishop Raymond Chappetto’s ordination as an auxiliary bishop for the... view post
Posted: July 18, 2012 15:27     Comments: 0

Last month, the former secretary of clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child after recommending assignments at new parishes... view post
Posted: July 18, 2012 11:45     Comments: 0

It was a day to remember here in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Bishop DiMarzio ordained two new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn. It was a standing room only crowd at Our Lady... view post
Posted: July 18, 2012 11:06     Comments: 0

It was a celebration unlike any other this weekend in one Brooklyn neighborhood. At the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg last week, the Feast of Giglio got... view post
Posted: July 12, 2012 11:38     Comments: 1

Bishop DiMarzio will ordain Bishops-elect Paul Sanchez and Raymond Chappetto to the episcopacy for the Diocese of Brooklyn this Wednesday, July 11, in Our Lady of Angels Church in... view post
Posted: July 11, 2012 09:28     Comments: 0

Blessed Carlos Rodriguez: he’s not necessarily a household name when it comes to candidates for sainthood, but he is only a step away from being canonized. Blessed Carlos lived... view post
Posted: July 11, 2012 09:01     Comments: 0

It was the next best thing to a visit by a Pope – a man who was close to John Paul II touched down in the U.S. That man was one of John Paul’s closest confidants – his personal... view post
Posted: July 11, 2012 08:58     Comments: 0

Bishop DiMarzio will ordain Bishops-elect Paul Sanchez and Raymond Chappetto as auxiliaries for the Diocese of Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 11th. But how was it that they were... view post
Posted: July 10, 2012 16:31     Comments: 0

Currents is a half-hour news magazine program telling stories of people of faith from around the block and around the world. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, we are the first... view post
Posted: July 10, 2012 16:28     Comments: 0

At a time when the focus is on religious freedom, the story of one man who knows the value of freedom. Pierre Toussaint was brought from Haiti to the U.S. as a slave in the late... view post
Posted: July 10, 2012 14:53     Comments: 0

An annual Independence Day Parade marched through the streets of Bensonhurst for the 107th time this past Saturday. It was perfect parade weather – and the event was not only a... view post
Posted: July 10, 2012 14:19     Comments: 0

U.S. bishops called for the Fortnight for Freedom as a response to repeated attempts to marginalize religious groups and people of faith. Arguably the most egregious of these... view post
Posted: July 10, 2012 14:03     Comments: 0

The Church is trying to make its voice heard during the Fortnight for Freedom. However doing so can be difficult in a secular world that’s looking elsewhere for answers. But... view post
Posted: July 9, 2012 16:04     Comments: 1

We are in the home stretch of the Fortnight for Freedom. The two-week period of prayer and action was spearheaded by the U.S. Bishops Conference as a response to a number of attacks on... view post
Posted: July 9, 2012 15:49     Comments: 4

The healthcare reform law passed back in 2010 lives to see another day – after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it’s key provision could remain in place. In the majority... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 13:44     Comments: 0

The major goal of the Fortnight for Freedom – preserving religious liberty against what appears to be a full frontal assault on the rights of people to fully exercise their... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 13:40     Comments: 0

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the centerpiece of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is constitutional. In a 5-4 decision, the high court found that penalty in the law,... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 11:47     Comments: 0

Fortnight for Freedom events continue across the country on day six of the two-week period of prayer and action. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez says the events happening in his... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 10:55     Comments: 0

New York City has been – and continues to be home to many celebrities – from writers to actors to athletes. And, believe it or not, Saints once walked our streets. There was... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 10:36     Comments: 3

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is navigating some rough waters. Archbishop Charles Chaput announced a reorganization that would result in the Archdiocese eliminating 40 jobs and... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 10:34     Comments: 0

A day after their ordinations, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s six newest priests celebrated their first masses. And it was quite a turnout at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 10:28     Comments: 1

The Diocese of Brooklyn, as it welcomed six new priests into its fold. Bishop DiMarzio ordained the six men to serve Catholic Church in Brooklyn and Queens. The Bishop even... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 09:35     Comments: 0

As the Fortnight for Freedom continues here in the U.S., servicemen and women are fighting a much different battle to preserve our the freedoms we enjoy. More than 272 thousand of... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 09:30     Comments: 0

U.S. bishops announced the Fortnight for Freedom back in April, as an organized response to what they say as an attempt to marginalize religious liberty. Arguably one of the biggest... view post
Posted: June 29, 2012 09:26     Comments: 0

The temperature has risen quite a lot in the last few of days. So much, in fact, that you may just want to stay inside, and let the air conditioning keep you cool. Thursday,... view post
Posted: June 28, 2012 17:22     Comments: 1

The contraception mandate has people of faith concerned for a number or reasons. There is the obvious – the federal government forcing most religious organizations to violate their... view post
Posted: June 28, 2012 17:13     Comments: 0

The Church hit the ground running on day one of the Fortnight for Freedom. The U-S Bishops Conference first announced the two-week period of prayer and action for religious freedom... view post
Posted: June 28, 2012 17:08     Comments: 0

Starting Thursday, Catholic groups across the nation embarked on a two-week campaign of prayer vigils, rallies and other events to draw attention to what they consider government... view post
Posted: June 22, 2012 15:15     Comments: 0

Saint Paul... and Dr. Gregory House. One was arguably the most influential of the early Christian writers and missionaries – and the other, a bitter atheist doctor from a popular... view post
Posted: June 22, 2012 15:05     Comments: 0

Earlier this month, a national organization for lay ministry presented a prestigious award to a religious sister from Brooklyn. Sister Angela Gannon, the Secretary for Catholic... view post
Posted: June 21, 2012 16:18     Comments: 0

Here in the Brooklyn Diocese, June is typically the month when the Church welcomes new priests. This year, Bishop DiMarzio will be ordaining six men. Our Liz Faublas had the... view post
Posted: June 21, 2012 16:14     Comments: 3

It was a week to remember in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The city hosted one of the Church’s biggest events – but one that does not get a whole lot of fanfare – the... view post
Posted: June 21, 2012 16:03     Comments: 0

Sometime this month – maybe as early as next week – we are expecting the U.S Supreme Court to either strike down, or approve the Patient Protection Care and Affordability Act. At... view post
Posted: June 21, 2012 15:55     Comments: 0

Independence Day – July 4th – is less than a month away. It’s a day when we celebrate our country’s freedom – and an opportunity to put our patriotism on full... view post
Posted: June 19, 2012 10:36     Comments: 0

You might recall that it was three years ago that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Long Island. He’s made a... view post
Posted: June 19, 2012 10:32     Comments: 0

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress has been ongoing in Dublin, Ireland, for the past week. The global gathering aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the... view post
Posted: June 19, 2012 10:20     Comments: 0

Families, elected officials and several community-based organizations gathered at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. The reason: to call on the Mayor and the City Council... view post
Posted: June 19, 2012 10:12     Comments: 0

“Our first, most cherished liberty” – it’s the title of a document released by U.S. bishops last month – in response to a number of concerns they see as threats to religious... view post
Posted: June 19, 2012 10:08     Comments: 0

Over the weekend one Queens parish celebrated two occasions. St. Anthony of Padua Church in South Ozone Park celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The occasion also coincided with the... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 19:15     Comments: 0

If you love golf and have a charitable spirit, than on June 21 the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset will definitely be the place to be! That’s the site of the third annual... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 19:09     Comments: 0

It’s less than a month away. On July 11th, Bishop DiMarzio will ordain Monsignors Paul Sanchez and Raymond Chappetto as auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn. And for... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 19:03     Comments: 0

Ask most Catholics about the most important aspect of their faith, and one answer you’re likely to get… is the Eucharist – the Body of Christ. And although it’s something... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 12:02     Comments: 0

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced legislation that will decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, changing it from a misdemeanor to a fineable... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 11:54     Comments: 0

It happened in 164 cities across the U.S. on Friday – a second round of rallies for religious freedom. Here in New York City, rallies were held at two locations: the Bayside,... view post
Posted: June 13, 2012 11:51     Comments: 0

Exciting for the Diocese of Rockville Center on Friday. Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two priests — Monsignors Robert Brennan and Nelson Perez – as auxiliary bishops for the... view post
Posted: June 11, 2012 11:07     Comments: 0

It’s just two weeks away – Bishop DiMarzio will ordain six men as priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn – a relatively large number, by current standards. It’s sure to be an... view post
Posted: June 11, 2012 10:54     Comments: 0

A decision to cut funding could leave some seniors in the city without much-needed care. For the 2012 fiscal year, $6.6 million dollars was cut from the budget of the City’s... view post
Posted: June 11, 2012 10:51     Comments: 0

It may be one of the most difficult things to do – forgive. Whether it be a minor slight – or a major snub – finding the strength to forgive those who have done us wrong can... view post
Posted: June 11, 2012 09:58     Comments: 0

On Friday, in a bold display of unity and outrage, more than 160 rallies will take place simultaneously across the country in protest of the Obama Administration’s Health and Human... view post
Posted: June 11, 2012 09:56     Comments: 0

Amid the latest reports about the so-called “Vatileaks” scandal and the investigation of people who were at one time Pope Benedict’s most trusted confidants, Catholics may find... view post
Posted: June 7, 2012 17:02     Comments: 0

A setback this week for supporters of traditional marriage in one state: the ninth circuit court of appeals in San Francisco decided on Wednesday to not re-examine a case involving... view post
Posted: June 7, 2012 16:59     Comments: 0

On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI made a big announcement at the end of his visit to Milan for the church’s triennial World Meeting of Families. Benedict told a reported one million... view post
Posted: June 7, 2012 10:01     Comments: 0

Here in the Brooklyn Diocese, June is typically the month when the Church welcomes new priests. This year, Bishop DiMarzio will be ordaining six men. But over the weekend, a young... view post
Posted: June 5, 2012 11:08     Comments: 1

Although U.S. employers added 69 thousand jobs in May – the numbers were a huge disappointment – coming in at less than half of the 150 thousand economists surveyed by CNN Money... view post
Posted: June 5, 2012 10:53     Comments: 0

A recent New York magazine cover carried the photo of a woman with the headline “Mom, I Love You. I Also Wish You Were Dead.” The front page was a statement about euthanasia... view post
Posted: June 5, 2012 10:33     Comments: 0

A new Quinnipiac poll of New York State voters suggests, many people feel the Church has become much too involved in politics. That’s the opinion of 43 percent of the over 1,500... view post
Posted: June 5, 2012 10:30     Comments: 0

Finally tonight, we all know about the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John but what about the Gospel according to… Jamaica? No we’re not talking about the island... view post
Posted: June 4, 2012 16:14     Comments: 0

Over the years Planned Parenthood’s policies have raised the ire of pro-life groups, politicians, the Catholic Church and even its own members. In 2009, Abby Johnson resigned as the... view post
Posted: June 4, 2012 16:09     Comments: 0

According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center – the number of people using Twitter has doubled since 2011. Eight percent of adults say they log on to the site every day,... view post
Posted: June 4, 2012 16:05     Comments: 0

It was an eclectic “who’s who” at the White House on Tuesday. Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, poet Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former astronaut... view post
Posted: May 31, 2012 12:22     Comments: 0

The new Roman Missal… is not exactly new anymore. It has been about six months since the full implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, began across United States and... view post
Posted: May 31, 2012 12:19     Comments: 0

Yesterday, most of us celebrated what is arguably one of the most solemn holidays in the history of our nation – Memorial Day! And while it was a great opportunity to spend the... view post
Posted: May 31, 2012 11:45     Comments: 0

It’s an annual tradition for the Church – celebrated on a day when we thank veterans who served in the military to protect our freedoms – and remember those who paid the ultimate... view post
Posted: May 31, 2012 11:42     Comments: 0

It’s finally here – Memorial Day weekend! For many of us, this is the unofficial start of summer and we get to enjoy a much-deserved day off, maybe do some outdoor grilling, or... view post
Posted: May 30, 2012 16:47     Comments: 0

It’s that time again! A special night dedicated to creators of films, TV programs and books. It was the 63rd Annual Christopher Awards. The event was established to salute media... view post
Posted: May 30, 2012 16:44     Comments: 2

In 1995, the Gallup poll began asking Americans to define themselves as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion. Seventeen years later, we are seeing notable shifts on the issue. In... view post
Posted: May 25, 2012 16:34     Comments: 0

One of the many things that the Brooklyn Diocese is known for: its diversity. Through the years, the Diocese’s migration office has served immigrants from at least 167... view post
Posted: May 25, 2012 10:25     Comments: 0

Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck: in today’s world – chef’s are not only behind the scenes – they’re in front of the camera. And here at NET, we... view post
Posted: May 25, 2012 10:21     Comments: 0

The Bishop’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner serves two purposes: to generate millions of dollars to support the work of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and honor people for their... view post
Posted: May 25, 2012 10:17     Comments: 0

According to Catholic News Service, more than 1,500 visions of Mary —known as Marian apparitions--have been reported around the world, but in the past century only nine cases have... view post
Posted: May 25, 2012 10:14     Comments: 0

Four hundred eighty seven men in the U.S. are being ordained to the priesthood this year. As we heard earlier, the ordination classes have gotten younger and younger over the last six... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 17:46     Comments: 0

Don’t steal, murder, go above the speed limit or run a red light. Most people would agree that we need all of these laws. But not everyone would agree on why we have them. Does... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 17:42     Comments: 0

The controversial contraception mandate – Catholics have objected to the measure since August 1, 2011, when the rule requiring some religious organizations to cover contraception and... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 17:39     Comments: 0

On September 29, 2011 the Pontifical Council for Social Communications announced the theme for 2012: Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization. We were reminded of that profound... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 11:38     Comments: 0

They came, they prayed and they fasted in the name of their country’s independence! Haitian churchgoers filled the pews at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in East Flatbush to... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 11:34     Comments: 0

Most parents know there is no greater than having their children in their lives. Some couples however, must deal with the pain of not being able to conceive a child. Infertility... view post
Posted: May 24, 2012 11:31     Comments: 0

A second chance turns into an opportunity for renewal at a Catholic school in Brooklyn. Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, previously known as Our Lady of Angels school, was... view post
Posted: May 23, 2012 10:53     Comments: 0

Why do some Catholics leave the Church? Trenton Bishop David O’Connell was curious to find out, so he commissioned a survey to examine that question in his diocese. The survey,... view post
Posted: May 23, 2012 10:46     Comments: 0

The Diocese of Brooklyn honored parishioners from across Brooklyn and Queens for their efforts to organize blood drives. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and representatives from the New York... view post
Posted: May 23, 2012 10:36     Comments: 0

Work should not be an obstacle to the family, but should support and unite families – that message from Pope Benedict – at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday. The... view post
Posted: May 21, 2012 17:28     Comments: 0

The Girl Scouts of the USA have a lot more on their plate these days than the cookies they are so well known for. The organization is the subject of an official inquiry by the U.S.... view post
Posted: May 21, 2012 17:24     Comments: 0

Kiko Argüllo is what is known as a Renaissance man. He is an artist, composer and, if that were not enough, he is also the co-founder of a popular Catholic group, the Neocatechumenal... view post
Posted: May 17, 2012 11:39     Comments: 0

The federal health care reform of a few years ago could have a serious impact on this year’s presidential race, as both President Obama and the Department of Health and Human... view post
Posted: May 17, 2012 11:34     Comments: 0

For citizens of Austria, it’s another day that will live in infamy – March 12, 1938. That’s the day German troops marched into their country, as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler... view post
Posted: May 17, 2012 11:30     Comments: 0

Our Lady of Hope Parish in Middle Village, Queens, is home to an active Fathers Club. It gives the fathers the opportunity to spend some quality time with their children. Back in... view post
Posted: May 16, 2012 09:50     Comments: 0

In a world in which social communications seem to dominate, occasionally, a magazine can still manage to cause controversy. That was certainly the case last week, when Time magazine... view post
Posted: May 16, 2012 09:43     Comments: 1

The Aquinas Society is an honors program that has chapters in Catholic schools across the Diocese of Brooklyn. Students who are a part of it get a chance to exercise their minds in... view post
Posted: May 16, 2012 09:30     Comments: 0

Parishes across Brooklyn and Queens are holding celebrations for Mary during the month of May. For Chinese Catholics, that takes on added significance as, in their home country, they... view post
Posted: May 16, 2012 08:53     Comments: 0

If you have been paying close attention to the controversy over the federal contraception mandate, there is a good chance you have seen the name the Becket Fund. The non-profit... view post
Posted: May 15, 2012 16:44     Comments: 0