Religion

Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies

Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols. … Full Article

Brooklyn Diocese to pay $27.5M to settle 4 sex abuse claims

Four men who said they were sexually abused as boys by a teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn, which encompasses Brooklyn and Queens. … Full Article

Faith in Brooklyn: Landmark Heights church re-dedicated as pro-cathedral for Episcopal Diocese

Amid jubilation and a procession to the landmark church from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the parish of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity on Sunday, Sept. 16, celebrated its becoming a pro-Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island … Full Article

Yom Kippur: A time for feasting as well as fasting

It was the bag of Fritos that gave me away. As a secular Jewish kid whose family did not belong to a synagogue, I did not think twice about riding my bike to the convenience store around the corner during the afternoon of Yom Kippur. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights September 11 memorial service emphasizes compassion and healing

As they have for the past 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, clergy and members of the community gathered at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to commemorate the tragedy that took almost 3,000 lives. … Full Article

Greenpoint church to be converted to single-family home

The long-vacant St. Elias Church building at 145 Kent St. in Greenpoint will soon be converted into a single-family home, Department of Building filings reveal. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for September 12

Bishop Provenzano of Episcopal Diocese Dedicates Newly Built St. Stephen-St. Martin Church New Building is Designed for Many Functions And to be a Beacon for the Neighborhood … Full Article

New York Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

ALBANY—  New York and New Jersey launched new investigations into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse allegations Thursday as the number of similar inquiries around the country continues to grow. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for August 22

Sculpture Memorializing Holocaust Victims Unveiled at Kingsborough Community College Bykov Family Commissioned the Artwork To Continue Teaching Lessons of Holocaust … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for August 15

Youth Choir from Weinheim Gives Concert At Church that Shares its German Heritage Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Pastor Klaus Dieter Gress welcomed the Vivida Banda Youth Choir from Germany last week as part of the ensemble’s first U.S. tour. … Full Article

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