This week, we have seen the kindness of Saint Michael’s parishioner in Sunset Park, Sean Conaboy, recognized by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” That was the line that anchorman Howard Beale famously shouted on live TV in the 1976 movie “Network.” He encouraged viewers to stand up and shout it from their windows. And they did.
There are a few lessons that one can take from the event of the Holy Father’s hospitalization — illness can come to anyone, everyone needs to take care of their personal health, and we need to keep each other in prayer.
As we celebrate Independence Day, perhaps we should think about the role that our nation plays in the world and if our country’s quest for freedom and liberty is compatible with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
We have seen the fight for religious freedom recently here at home. The Diocese of Brooklyn sued to get fair treatment in regards to capacity limits so that the faithful could safely attend Mass when many retail stores were allowed to operate at what appeared to be full capacity.
For all these reasons, we are blessed by the dedication of the statue of Mother Cabrini in Carroll Gardens. We know that she is one of the many great women that built New York City and we hope to get more people to know all about her!
Sometimes the ordination classes are large, sometimes they are smaller, but, because of God’s providential care for us, there have always been priestly ordinations in our diocese. This is not always the case in some other dioceses in the country. There are some dioceses that have not had an ordination to the priesthood in several years.
Increased policing, effective community programs, and prosecuting criminals is important to curb violence, but one solution that is often overlooked is supernatural. Society must turn to a concentrated reorientation of the Lord.
Thanks be to God, in many places, especially here in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding. With more than half of the population vaccinated, and new infection cases dwindling, people are regaining their confidence to resume many activities they may have taken for granted before the pandemic robbed them of many freedoms.
We as pro-lifers face a tremendous challenge with the possible repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Abortion is legal in the United States of America and, sadly, it does not look like this law will be going away any time soon, especially not during this current presidential administration.