City of Churches

Founded in 1885, the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Flatlands Brooklyn has a long and fascinating history. Although the small, original wooden church building still stands on the property, a huge stone church was constructed here in the 1930’s. Anthony Mangano discovers the unique sacrifice made by this church during World War Two when he interviews Father Dwayne Davis and two long time parishioners, Christopher Spinelli and Tom Donohue.

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Recent Episodes


St. Thomas Aquinas

November 14, 2018

Founded in 1885, the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Flatlands Brooklyn has a long and fascinating history. Although the small, original […]

Our Lady of Fatima

November 7, 2018

Our Lady of Fatima is small town church with a big heart. In the 1940’s, when no other funding was available for […]

Most Holy Trinity

November 1, 2018

On this episode of City of Churches, Anthony Mangano visits East Williamsburg to explore one of the oldest churches in the Diocese […]

Mary Queen of Heaven Part 2

October 24, 2018

In this second of two episodes highlighting Mary Queen of Heaven church in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, host Anthony Mangano and Monsignor Jamie […]

Mary Queen of Heaven

October 17, 2018

In this first of two episodes highlighting Mary Queen of Heaven church in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, host Anthony Mangano visits “the church […]

St Columba (Part 2 )

October 10, 2018

St. Columba Church, Marine Park, Brooklyn – Part 2 of 2 – Anthony Mangano sits down with Father Tim Lambert and two […]

St. Columba (Part 1)

October 3, 2018

In Part One of this two part episode, Anthony Mangano visits St. Columba Church in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and takes viewers on […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

September 26, 2018

This week a special double length premiere episode marks the 8th season of City of Churches. Host Anthony Mangano travels to Our […]

Church of Saint Raymond

November 29, 2017

St. Raymond’s parish in the Bronx existed even before “the Bronx” was created. Anthony Mangano talks with Father Cruz about the history […]

Blessed Sacrament

November 22, 2017

Blessed Sacrament parish in Manhattan first church serves started in a stable. Anthony Mangano visits with Father John Duffell and learns how […]

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