The incivility of politics, and how the media covers it, hit new lows this week as pundits shamefully politicized the shooting of a Republican Congressman.
We’re currently in production for our next season of On the Block, our NET-TV interview show that features interviews with priests of the metropolitan area.
Aside from the gift of Holy Orders that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio bestows upon the newly ordained priests of the diocese, he also presents each one with a special gift.
U.S. Navy Lieut. Mark Bristol, aka Father Mark Bristol, parochial vicar at St. Anastasia parish, Douglaston, celebrated his first anniversary as a priest, with a three-day whirlwind observance of Fleet Week.
“The greatest heritage that Bishop Daily left each of us in this diocese is an abundant supply of faith, hope and charity.”
During the official three days of mourning for the late Bishop Emeritus Thomas V. Daily, there were many stories told about the bishop, the priest, the man.
My neighbors still remember the day Bishop Thomas V. Daily came to bless my house. The Bishop and his secretary Msgr. Ralph Maresca walked through the rooms, sprinkling holy water and reciting prayers. We all then sat down to a meal with family and friends.
I expect a large audience on Friday and Saturday when NET-TV broadcasts live coverage of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Fatima. I say that because there is such great interest in the events that happened in that Portuguese city 100 years ago this weekend.
Our first Letter to the Editor this week says it all. The recent statement by the newly elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee clearly states the position of the party when it comes to the life issue.
“The scandal is NOT over,” said a survivor of clergy sexual abuse at the Brooklyn Diocese’s annual Mass for Hope and Healing.