My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,A film was recently made by National Geographic, which obtained the rights to film the reconstruction of the Tomb of Jesus Christ.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,As we approach Holy Week, the Church bids us to prepare more intently for the celebration of Easter and the reception of the grace that comes with the power of the Resurrection of Jesus.
There are many months named for particular causes, none which is timelier certainly for we who work in the Church than National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and promotes the social and educational well-being of children and families.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,As we come to the end of the National Women’s History Month and the International Woman’s Day recently celebrated, it is certainly important that we recognize the place of women in the Church and the yearning that women have for greater recognition especially as they have contributed so much to the life of the Church.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,The persecution of Christians around the world is on the rise. It is a phenomenon that is under-reported and not noticed by mainstream media.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,The recent meeting held by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on the Protection of Minors in the Church, commonly known as the sex abuse summit, has not received very favorable coverage in the press.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, as Lent begins, so does the 40 days of preparation to celebrate the Pascal Mystery – forty days of preparation to celebrate the Pascal Mystery.
On behalf of the people who are served throughout our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, we begin the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal by thanking those who generously responded to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal.
As Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, one of my most important responsibilities has been, and continues to be, addressing the pain caused by the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy in Brooklyn and Queens.
Thank you for coming to this, the 119th Anniversary dinner for the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn. The Club was founded in 1900 – not by me – but by then Father George Mundelein, who would later become Cardinal Mundelein of the Archdiocese of Chicago.