No Ordinary Ordination

Four new priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn: Fathers Dragan Pušić, 54; Néstor Martínez, 35; Peter Okajima, 59; and Gabriel Agudelo-Perdomo, 58.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could not stand.

He Knows our Unworthiness and Loves us Anyway

Before receiving communion, as the host is elevated and the priests invite us to, “Behold the Lamb of God,” we utter the simple prayer, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. But only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” He knows our unworthiness, but we have to acknowledge it ourselves to appreciate the gift we are about to receive.

A Letter From Bishop DiMarzio Regarding Second Allegation of Misconduct

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I regret to inform you the Archdiocese of Newark has notified me that a second allegation has been leveled by an individual claiming misconduct dating back 40 years. The attorney in both of these matters is Mitchell Garabedian. He is seeking a total of $40 million in these two […]

Jesus’ Mission Is at the Heart of Our Incomplete Understanding of the Holy Trinity

The beginning of the Gospel this weekend should be something that people might be able to understand in these days of the pandemic. We only need to change one word and it should sound like this, “on the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the coronavirus.”

An Encounter With the Living God

My brother brought me back to visit our hometown parish since I haven’t seen the place for over a decade. We were greeted by a group of women dressed in the same fashion at the doors of the church. They excitedly led us to one of the church meeting rooms while already engaged in a lively “updating” of the current situation in the neighborhood.

On the Road to Emmaus

When we read the accounts of the Lord Jesus’ appearances in his resurrected Body, we find some curious things. First, people that know him well, those for whom he taught and with whom he lived and loved, somehow don’t recognize him at first and second, these people who encounter the Risen Lord Jesus only recognize him at the Lord’s initiative.

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.