The Little Sisters have spent the last several years in the limelight due to our Supreme Court case over the HHS contraceptive mandate. We have received valuable support and encouragement from many sources.
by Sister Maryann Lopiccolo, S.C.
This is the text of a talk delivered during the Jubilee Mass for Religious Brothers and Sisters, celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, May 21.
by Gerald Tortorella
As has been reported in these pages, I will retire later this year as the Director of the Pastoral Institute of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s School of Evangelization. I was honored at the recent Commissioning Ceremony and honored with the National Association for Lay Ministry’s Spirit of the Conference Award. Now it is my turn to recognize and honor those persons who accompanied me along this journey.
by Father John Catoir, JCD
We celebrate the birthday of the Church on Pentecost Sunday 50 days after Easter. The Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles, and transformed them from the frightened men they had become after the crucifixion, into the courageous Apostles of Jesus Christ, who fearlessly faced martyrdom.
by Frank DeRosa
The passing of Bishop Thomas V. Daily evoked fond memories among all who knew him. Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca and Father Vincent E. Daily poignantly recalled their own thoughts in their touching homilies at the Mass of Transferral and the Mass of Christian Burial, respectively.
by Elise Italiano
In his book “The Four Loves,” C.S. Lewis writes, “The typical expression of opening friendship would be something like, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
Mother’s Day was usually an enjoyable family gathering, with my sisters and mother. However, my most memorable Mother’s Day was in 2009. My husband and I were on a bucket list trip to Peru with my mother and uncle. Our destination was Machu Picchu.
by John DiBiase
Special Needs Religious Education.
What exactly does this broad term mean? For some, it may be as simple as not quite up to grade level in reading; for others it may describe complex needs. Regardless of the child or adult’s “special need,” there is no reason why she or he should not be admitted into the fullness of our faith.
Pope Francis made a good point when he said “every nation has the right to secure its own borders.” He also expressed serious concern over the plight of the refugees in the Middle East and Europe. He is encouraging all nations to be merciful as they formulate their immigration policies.
Let’s hope these Encuentros open our hearts and minds to become true missionary disciples, witnesses of God’s Love in the land to which He has brought us.