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.”
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.
George Pataki, former New York governor, made his personal “state-of-the-state” comments in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor.
Father Mychal Judge died doing his “dream job” at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but a legacy of love and compassion has grown from the tragedy. That was the assessment of many of his friends and admirers who participated in the annual 9/11 Walk of Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 5.
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 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.”
Quiet, humble, but never ceasing in his various ministries, even up to his death, are among the enduring descriptions of retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq. His Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Sept. 2, at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.
Dog walkers, joggers, and a wedding party swarmed about the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument at Fort Greene Park one recent weekend afternoon, perhaps unaware that entombed beneath them lay thousands of American prisoners from the Revolutionary War.
The vice director for the National Center of the Haitian Apostolate (NCHA) pledged to continue its mission of ministering to Haitian Catholics across the U.S. That was the vision of retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq, who died recently. The bishop helped create NCHA nearly three decades ago.
Father Keeney, director of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s office of Propagation of the Faith, last month traveled to the cherry orchards near Yakima, Washington for an up-close look at how the local diocese ministers to the seasonal workers who are mostly from Mexico and Guatemala. Chicago-based Catholic Extension, a nonprofit group working to build up Catholic communities in the nation’s poorest regions, sponsored the trip.