Only in Print: ‘Shock’ of Pandemic Hit Lay Movements Hard

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the late Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay at the Pentecost Vigil 2018 celebrated at St. James Cathedral Basilica with hundreds of members of the Neocatechumenal Way movement. (File photo)

WINDSOR TERRACE — Survivors of COVID-19, or even those who never had it, can still suffer its residual ravages of confusion, isolation, and loneliness — sorrows shared by lay workers for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

In the pandemic’s wake, they grieve losses of family, friends, and even clergy, but they also mourn how the disease robbed them of the fellowship they enjoyed while laboring in dozens of lay movements active in the diocese …

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