Religion

Bishop names Msgr. Harrington rector of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral

Prospect Heights
As of this year, Brooklyn’s Catholic community has two cathedrals – the traditional seat of the bishop. Saint James, in downtown Brooklyn, has been a cathedral since the founding of the Brooklyn Diocese in 1853. … Full Article

Lubavitch-linked group helps Jewish prisoners during holidays

Crown Heights
This is one of the holiest times of the year in the Jewish calendar, with both Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, not to mention the Sukkot holiday afterward. … Full Article

NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. … Full Article

Heights congregation receives 'sacred sites’ grant

Brooklyn Heights
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has given a $10,000 Sacred Sites grant for facade restoration to Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, part of a total of $275,000 award … Full Article

IT HAS RETURNED! Statue of Jesus is back in garden outside St. Anselm Church

Bay Ridge
A statue of Jesus Christ that a vandal had covered with red paint last month is back in the garden outside Saint Anselm Catholic Church in Bay Ridge and parishioners are saying prayers of gratitude. … Full Article

S. Dakota Jewish households open up to Brooklyn ‘Roving Rabbis’

Thursday's in-home visit by two young rabbis from Brooklyn left Sioux Falls resident Aloma Graham with a sense of connection to her Jewish roots. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for August 8

Brooklyn Heights
Ramadan and Elul Offer Chance to Reflect, Learn from Each Other  … Full Article

Heights Church, undergoing renovation, wins Landmarks Conservancy Grant

Brooklyn Heights
Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights was among three historic religious properties receiving Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants. … Full Article

Mikvah 'Bar Mitzvah' in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Tahitian breezes blew through Brooklyn Heights last Wednesday night: Fresh fish and Polynesian chicken were being served under an authentic grass Tiki hut; palm trees dotted the room, and visions of pristine, blue-and-tan beaches graced the walls. … Full Article

Brooklyn bishop named to lead Bridgeport Diocese

The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport calls his new job "an awesome and exciting ministry" and is pledging to listen and learn about the needs of the diocese and collaborate with others. … Full Article

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