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Warsaw Archbishop Visits Polish Flock in Brooklyn

St. John Paul II Relic Finds a Home in Elmhurst

Futures’ Dinner Raises Over $2.2 Million

Warsaw Archbishop Visits Polish Flock in Brooklyn

22 October 2014

Family life and the new evangelization were the themes for this year’s diocesan Polish Heritage Mass.

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Futures’ Dinner Raises Over $2.2 Million

22 October 2014

Futures in Education, the scholarship fund of the Diocese of Brooklyn, set a record when it raised over $2.2 million in scholarships for the deserving students of low-income families. The annual Scholarship Fund Dinner was held Oct. 14 at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria, Manhattan.

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Relic of St. JP II Will Reside in Elmhurst

22 October 2014

Hundreds gathered in Elmhurst to be among the first to see, touch and venerate a first-class relic of St. John Paul II, which has taken up permanent residence at St. Adalbert Church.

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Students Honored for Mission Sunday Contributions

22 October 2014

Last Sunday at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn, the Propagation of the Faith Office conducted its annual World Mission Sunday event as schoolchildren from the diocese were honored for their donations to the missions.

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Affirmative Orthodoxy

22 October 2014

The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster ride, to say the least, at the Vatican, from the midpoint Relatio of the Synod, where media outfits (and dare we say it, even people in Rome) were questioning what exactly the report was saying (and implying) about some controversial issues, to interviews (officially made or not) from cardinals.

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Students Honored for Donating to Missions

22 October 2014

World Mission Sunday used to be celebrated with parades and pageantry. Kids would dress up as their favorite saints and missionaries. There would be processions through the streets.

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A Pastoral Approach to Moral Principles

22 October 2014

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family came to a close last Saturday, Pope Francis beatified Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass, praising him as a “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church.

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Clash of Straw Men

17 October 2014

Two recent speeches by senior Vatican officials whose responsibilities involve wrestling with world politics suggest that some default positions need a reset in the Holy See.

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Father Benedict Won’t Be Soon Forgotten

17 October 2014

My good friend, Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., died Oct. 3 on the same date as St. Francis of Assisi, after praying a rosary. He was a renowned Christian retreat director, author, preacher, teacher, counselor and guide to many. He was perhaps the most well-known priest in the U.S. It was my privilege to call him co-founder of Good Counsel Homes as well as my spiritual director and friend.

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Youth Reflection: The Healing Power of the Hospital Smell and Volunteering

16 October 2014

Last year, I began visiting St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital through the service program of Holy Cross H.S., Flushing. It has honestly changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. St. Mary’s has truly molded me into the man I am today.

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