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Pope Francis’ Visit Provided Iraqi Christians Much Needed Accompaniment, Says Diocese of Brooklyn Communications Vicar

From his experience in Iraq in 2018, Monsignor Kieran Harrington doesn’t look at one stop, or moment, from Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq as most significant. Rather, it’s the fact that the Holy Father was there in the first place. 

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Special Collections That Are Taking Place This Lenten Season

This Lenten season, parishioners can make a difference through two upcoming monetary collections that will assist people and places worldwide and here at home.

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Recognizing Women Prophets in the Old Testament

“Are there any women prophets in your book?” That’s the question that stuck with Kieran Larkin, a religious studies teacher at The Mary Louis Academy, after he published his first book, “Messengers of God: A Survey of Old Testament Prophets,” in 2019. Having written about male prophets who were chosen by God to deliver messages of encouragement or condemnation — like Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah — Larkin did a deep dive into the few “prophetesses” mentioned in Scripture.

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What’s Life Been Like Since Becoming Fully Vaccinated?

Ashley Lantz was one of the first local Catholic school teachers to receive the first vaccine shot when appointments opened in early January. As luck would have it — or rather, it being “a part of God’s plan,” as Lantz says — she found an afternoon appointment on Jan. 11, the first day of eligibility for teachers in New York City.

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Center for Migration Studies Looks at Immigrants’ Health Risks

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) of New York issued a 40-page study, “Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in Brooklyn and Queens,” on Feb. 23 and looked at the two boroughs neighborhood by neighborhood to determine which non-citizen immigrant communities are most at risk.

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Friends, Not Foes: Brothers’ Bond Survives Football Rivalry

Brothers John and Anthony Matera root for separate football teams. But they never let the sports rivalry get in the way of their family bond.

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Health Experts See Emotional Toll in Patients One Year Into COVID

Even with light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel in the form of vaccines, medical experts said the pandemic’s toll on mental health a year into the crisis is significant.

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Only in Print: ‘I Feel Like We Have a Voice’ — Women Hold Top Positions in the Diocese of Brooklyn

When Pope Francis appointed Sister Nathalie Becquart under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the move was hailed as a leap forward for females in the Catholic Church. In the Diocese of Brooklyn, women in top jobs are nothing new.

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Only in Print: St. John’s Bread & Life To Get New Set of Wheels

St. John’s Bread & Life, which operates a food pantry and provides social services to people in need, has received a grant that will allow the organization to address the needs of those living in underserved communities across Brooklyn and Queens.

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Only in Print: Their Moment to Shine: Students Use Ingenuity, Science to Sanitize PPE

When personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to find early in the pandemic, St. John’s University Associate Professor Charles Fortmann saw the challenge and put on his thinking cap.

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