Three newly ordained priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn await the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, El Diario reports.
Socorro Sánchez learned to repair religious images in Mexico and her skills have become her source of income in New York, Diario de México reports.
The 500-member Myanmar Baptist Church of Glendale, New York, held a fundraiser in Sunnyside, Queens on Aug. 8.
Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.
The Chinese congregation of the now-shuttered St. Joseph’s Church, the majority of whom come from Fujian province in China, have been encouraged to attend the Church of the Transfiguration. But “ninety-nine percent won’t go,” a parishioner tells The Lo-Down.
St. Roch parishioners are fighting to keep the church open until the Vatican makes a decision on their appeal, El Diario reports.
Some 7,000 parishioners went to Mass for the last time this weekend at Catholic churches set to close later this summer because of budget cuts, El Diario reports.
Temple Emanu-El held its first interfaith iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.
The building for the Korean Methodist Church and Institute in Upper Manhattan, which also provided space for activists and prominent South Koreans and stored historic documents, will undergo redevelopment, reports The Korea Times. The Korean church was the first of its kind in the city.
A music-filled mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral kicked off the week leading to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, El Diario reports.
A City Council bill that would provide public and private schools a school safety agent at their request has the support of religious groups. The Jewish Daily Forward looks at where officials stand on the bill, including the few council members who oppose it.
The Filipino Pastoral Ministry of New York organized the 25th annual cultural and religious parade, Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo sa Village, which takes place in Greenwich Village, reports Balitang America.
Senior Hispanic parishioners have been offered fraudulent tickets to see Pope Francis on his next visit to New York, El Diario reports.
Members of the Lithuanian community in the metro area paid tribute to Our Lady of Vilnius, the 105-year-old “spiritual and cultural home” now being demolished, reports The Villager.
Local Hispanic churches are devoting their Holy Week ceremonies to the plight of undocumented immigrants, El Diario reports.