Archbishop Molloy Saw Great Growth in Diocese

For the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about the first two bishops of Brooklyn on the occasion of the return of their mortal remains to the diocese. The third bishop’s coffin to be interred in Douglaston on Aug. 3 belonged to the third Bishop of Brooklyn, Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy.

B’klyn’s Second Bishop Kept Building Diocese

Last week, I told you about the first Bishop of Brooklyn as his remains were brought back to the diocese. Along with Bishop John Loughlin, the diocese’s second bishop, Charles E. McDonnell, was also moved to the bishops’ crypt in Douglaston.

B’klyn’s First Bishop Quietly Built Diocese

The diocese’s first three bishops – John Loughlin, Charles E. McDonnell, and Thomas E. Molloy – returned home this past week. Their mortal remains were moved Aug. 3 from their resting places at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, L.I., to the bishops’ crypt in Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston.

The Violence Is Real

The brutal “beheading” of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in France by radical Islamic terrorists is yet another sign that the worldwide jihad is real and that there are no limits to what these brutal fanatics will do.

Catholics and Abortion Become Campaign Issue

Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate resurfaces the old question about a Catholic politician’s stance on the beginning of life.

Freedom of Speech Trumps IRS Regs

One plank of the Republican Party’s platform that is not getting a lot of publicity is worth our attention. It could be an important game changer when it comes to the Church and politics. Presidential candidate Donald Trump introduced his vice presidential pick by reviewing a list of the issues the team would be supporting.

Court Rules Against Women’s Health

You would think that it is simple common sense to protect women who undergo the surgical procedure of abortion. Of course, we see it as much more. We see abortion as the taking of innocent life. But the law in this country – much to its shame – claims women have a “right” to destroy life within their wombs. The least you could do is to make sure the lives of women are not in danger as they suffer through abortions.

Bishop ‘Iggy’: a Priest They Can’t Forget

The late Bishop “Iggy” Catanello was a very pastoral priest and bishop and people responded to his affection and many kindnesses. So it wasn’t surprising that a crowd turned out last weekend when Holy Family Council of the Knights of Columbus in Fresh Meadows officially changed its name to Holy Family – Bishop Ignatius Catanello Council.

Irish Fair to be Held in New Oceanside Venue

There will be some changes made at the Great Irish Fair this year. Not only has the fair switched from a weekend event to a single-day affair but the venue will also be different.

The Great Irish Fair, which benefits Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be held at the brand new Amphitheater on the Boardwalk in Coney Island.

Good Catholics Should Be Registered to Vote

Anne D’Antuono sat in the vestibule of Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge, waiting for the 9 a.m. Mass to finish. On the table in front of her were registration forms for people wanting to vote in the fall but who had not yet signed up.