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Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed more than our share of disasters – both man-made and natural occurrences.
The Bay Ridge parish that spawned six other Brooklyn parishes is concluding its 125th birthday celebration. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving marking the milestone at Our Lady of Angels Church.
I live in Our Lady of Angels parish in Bay Ridge, but unlike many people in the neighborhood, I was not born there and I did not go to the parish school.
It seems only fitting that the proceeds from The Great Irish Fair are donated to support Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens. One by one, the honorees at the Fair in Coney Island this past weekend came to the microphone to accept their laurels and almost to a man or woman, they thanked their teachers in Catholic schools for the success they have had in life.
By anyone’s standards, Pope Francis’ visit last week to Colombia was a great success. Except for maybe his doctor’s, since the Holy Father did return home with a shiner over and under his left eye.
When Brother Michel Bettigole, O.S.F., died this week, it was not exactly a shock. Although the time of death is never fully anticipated, Brother Michel’s health has not been good for several years. Diabetes had taken its toll and finally had the final word on his earthly existence.
As the baseball season enters its final month, the excitement around Catholic Day, Sept. 9, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, continues to grow.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is forming a new commission to study the effects of racism in the Church and on the Diocese. He made the announcement Aug. 24 at a specially called Mass for Solidarity and Peace to counter the recent racist overtones of demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.
You haven’t gotten your tickets yet for Catholic Day at Citi Field, don’t put it off for another day.