In every philosophy course that I teach at St. John’s University, I start the course by pointing out to the students the distinction between a problem and a mystery as understood by the existentialist personalist philosopher, Gabriel Marcel. According to Marcel there were a number of important differences between a problem and a mystery.
For the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, furry friends and other diocesan pets were blessed by Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.
As part of an international study program, business students from Germany visited Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the diocesan
headquarters in Windsor Terrace, Sept. 30. During a long conversation, the bishop answered the students’ questions about the diocese.