A fresh wave of able-bodied lifters has rejuvenated an Italian tradition that dates back more than a century in Williamsburg and more than a millennium in Nola, Italy.
On July 14, Good Samaritan Sunday, Father McKenna received text messages from a local woman whose sister was visited by ICE agents.
With a Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at St. Brigid’s in Wyckoff Heights, Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay was installed as the parish’s new pastor.
The 24th annual event, presented by DeSales Media Group and the Diocese of Brooklyn, raised funds for Télé Lumière/Noursat, a television station based in Beirut that broadcasts satellite Christian programming throughout the Arab world and internationally.
A former Boy Scout himself, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio touted the virtues of the scouts during a visit to Ten Mile River Scout Camps in Sullivan County in the Catskills on July 9.
Faced with the harsh discrimination immigrants endure in the United States, one nun, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, frail but fierce, fought to help these marginalized in society with effects so miraculous, they could have been achieved only with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Kaitlyn Bernhardt’s parents, Jennifer and Robert, and her grandmother, Frances Fallon, all say that the girl seemed to be connected to heaven in a special way.
The people who knew Kaitlyn Rose Bernhardt said she lived her life in a manner of saintly example, and Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, vicar of the Diocese of Brooklyn and pastor of St. Bernard, Mill Basin, Kaitlyn’s home parish, said the girl’s spirituality and influence spread past her circle of family and friends.
It’s been just over a year since Kaitlyn Rose Bernhardt of Mill Basin died from cancer, but the investigation into making her an ocial saint of the Catholic Church has already started with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s blessing.
A group of young Catholic leaders from Brooklyn and Queens celebrated the Fourth of July in Puerto Rico while helping with the reconstruction of the island still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.