From Season of Creation to Calls for Creative Ecological Plans

The annual Season of Creation traditionally ends on Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. On that day, Catholics worldwide will start planning long-term strategies to reverse the consequences of climate change.

Opening Mass at Dunwoodie Celebrates 125th Anniversary 

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined hundreds more for Mass celebrating the 125th year of St. Joseph’s Seminary & College at Dunwoodie, Yonkers. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, the rector, said the hill-top campus is “merely a branch campus of the one that the Great Teacher founded back in Galilee, two millennia ago.”

Legion of Mary Celebrates 100 Years of Bringing Souls to Jesus

The Legion of Mary has been winning souls for Jesus, through his Blessed Mother, for 100 years. There are 1,251 “legionaries” and 1,910 auxiliary members in parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn. An estimated 250 of them came to a Mass of Commemoration on Sept. 7 at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Padre Pio Relic Coming Sept. 18 To Our Lady of Mount Carmel

It is a bandage stained with blood from St. Padre Pio’s stigmata will appear Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The relic will be available for people to view before and after 11 a.m. Mass.

Bishop: Haiti Focusing on Rebuilding Churches to Rebuild the Country

Bishop Pierre André Dumas said rebuilding his post-quake homeland of Haiti depends on repairing places of worship. “We put the focus on the rebuilding of the churches because, we think, that is how we rebuild the human being,” he said. “If you can rebuild the human being, spiritually, you can rebuild the country.”