Embracing the Kind of Redeemer God Appointed

The Gospel readings of Lent remind us that opposition to Jesus and his mission frequently grew out of the desire for a redeemer who was more like what various characters in the drama thought a redeemer should be.

Coronavirus Case Confirmed at Queens Church

The press office of the Diocese of Brooklyn informed that a parishioner who attended Mass last Sunday at a church in Queens has tested positive to coronavirus.

Sister Mary Aquin Flaherty, S.C.

Sister Mary Aquin Flaherty, S.C., a member of the Sisters of Charity for 77 years who taught at the former Bishop McDonnell Memorial H.S. in Brooklyn from 1959-67, died on Jan. 29 at the Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 98.

Sister Eleanor “Alexis” Mac Eachen

Sister Eleanor “Alexis” Mac Eachen, F.d.L.S., who spent most of her teaching career at St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, died on Jan. 27 in West Islip, L.I. She was 90.

Kobe Doesn’t Deserve the Icon Treatment

Dear Editor: Koby Bryant did not deserve a story in The Tablet. He not only raped a young girl, he savagely raped her like an animal and beat her. He does not deserve to be treated as an icon. Sad to say The Tablet printed this story glorifying him.

Sister Helen Marie Kenny, M.M.,

who was a Maryknoll Sister for 70 years and who attended high school at St. Agnes Academy in College Point, died on Jan. 4 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, N.Y. She was 88.

Christmas, Freedom And Obedience

On December 17, the day the first “O Antiphon” signaled the intensification of preparations for Christmas, the Church read the genealogy of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel: writing for a predominantly Jewish-Christian audience, the evangelist stresses that the blessings promised to and through Abraham, and the dynastic promises made to King David, are about to be fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth.

Bishop Malone Resigns Following Bishop DiMarzio’s Fact-Finding Mission

Pope Francis has accepted the immediate resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y on Wednesday morning. The announcement comes two months after the Vatican asked Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to conduct a fact-finding mission into the Diocese of Buffalo, which has been roiled with claims that Bishop Malone has mishandled numerous abuse cases.