A few hundred Catholics from all over the Diocese of Brooklyn marched through Carroll Gardens Sunday, Oct. 3, expressing their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. She began her U.S. ministry in that neighborhood more than 130 years ago.
After Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral Sunday morning, Noreen Buckley fanned her left hand in front of her eyes to keep tears at bay. The reaction was prompted by a question about Bishop Brennan’s impending departure.
Catholics in Rockville Centre are thrilled about Bishop Robert Brennan’s appointment as Bishop of Brooklyn and predicted he will do well in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Students from St. Saviour High School welcomed Bishop-designate Robert Brennan to their church the best way they knew how — treating him to a joyful rendition of the gospel song “Awesome God.”
Haitian leaders from the Diocese of Brooklyn traveled to Texas this week with a dual purpose: to aid newly arrived Haitian migrants in the U.S., and to better understand their needs in preparation for their possible arrival up north.
Bishop-designate Robert J. Brennan introduced himself to the Diocese of Brooklyn by pledging to support immigrant communities, strengthen Catholic schools, use social media to reach young people, and listen to the needs of people in the pews.
Bishop DiMarzio and Bishop Brennan hold a joint news conference from the undercroft of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, has been named by Pope Francis to be the eighth Bishop of Brooklyn. The announcement was made on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.
Pope Francis has called on the world’s bishops to gather in Rome for a synod, but long before the clergymen board their flights to the Eternal City, a great deal of preparation will take place — right down to the diocesan level.
As St. Joseph’s Seminary & College celebrates its 125th anniversary, seminarians reflect on the vast differences between their experiences and those of their predecessors in the 1890s.