Bishop Ronald Hicks and the diocese have denied reports that a newly finalized restructuring plan is related to recent clergy sex abuse settlements.
The 183-year-old Catholic parish, home to major figures of Black history, is one of 31 Black churches awarded funding in the new round of grants.
The announcement comes amid ongoing financial challenges related to clergy sex abuse, though the archdiocese says its bankruptcy is unrelated to the closures.
The move, expected to become official on Saturday evening, coincides with the archdiocese's rush to sell property to cover clergy sex abuse settlements.
The historic Black Catholic parish has been slated for closure since May, though the bishop—who has faced mounting controversy—has yet to issue an official decree.
The historic Black Catholic facility once hosted future NBA stars, and others at the height of their careers when it became a popular summer training ground.
The annual event benefits the rectory restoration fund for St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, a historic Black parish founded by the Josephites.
One of Brooklyn's most historic Black Catholic parishes is marking its anniversary, including latter decades of lively liturgy and lay leadership.
A parishioner of a recently closed parish in Missouri explains her perspective on diocesan reorganization in the post-White Flight era.
The Guyanese-born priest came to the U.S. at 19, serving the Diocese of Brooklyn for 40+ years and championing the now-Servant of God Bernard Quinn.
Christopher Gurley Jr. reviews a striking historical monograph from Dr. Leah Mickens, the winner of the inaugural Cyprian Davis, OSB, Prize in 2021.
The storied New Orleans music phenom who rose to international fame discusses his struggles, faith, and the family who held him together.
The award-winning author, singer, and pioneering banking executive will lead a Christmas-themed concert supporting her alma mater and parish school.
The Kentucky native was chosen earlier this month to lead the 55-year-old organization in its post-pandemic era.
The event is being organized by representatives from St. Augustine Catholic Church, the mother church of Black Catholics in the nation's capital.
The first of its kind, the event will be led by descendants of the infamous GU272 Jesuit slave sale in 1838, which salvaged Georgetown University.