‘A Deep But Quiet Faith’: A Homily Remembering Patricia Brennan

The kindness of the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens, and in fact in so many places, has been absolutely overwhelming. My family and I are deeply touched by it all and thank you sincerely. While we are trying to offer our thanks as best we can, we don’t have the names of everyone who reached out to us in our time of need. 

Migration: A Catholic Response

Over the past year and a half, more than 100,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have arrived in New York City. Like many municipalities throughout the United States, especially those close to the southern border, our city has struggled to provide housing and other material assistance to those newly arrived.

Bishop Brennan’s 2023 Easter Homily

The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Robert Brennan during Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn.

The Killing of Tyre Nichols Demands We Cry Out Against Acts of Violence

Last month, I joined with a delegation from Brooklyn and Queens and with people from all around the country for the March for Life in our nation’s capital. Rightly celebrating the Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case overturning Roe v. Wade, we recognized that we still have a long way to go to transform the culture around us, awakening society to the dignity of human life in its earliest stages. 

We Need to Build a Society in Which Abortion is Unthinkable

It is a great year to be celebrating, but we also recognize that we have an awful lot of work to do. Part of the problem for us is we need to change the law. Legal victories and political victories only go so far. What we really need to do, and what we’ve been working at, is to transform the culture. Change hearts and minds. 

Your Participation in the Annual Catholic Appeal Is Vital

The Church in Brooklyn and Queens has long been a place where the Gospel has been preached in such a way that those hearing it have had the opportunity to be transformed in the love of Christ. Now we pick up the baton and take on today’s challenges and opportunities through our support of the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal.