My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
The anniversary of my appointment to the Diocese of Brooklyn is on the horizon. On August 1, 2003, the then Nuncio, Gabriel Montalvo, called me when I was serving as Bishop of Camden in New Jersey and told me that the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, appointed me to be the Seventh Bishop of Brooklyn.
Within a few months, on the third of October, I was installed as Bishop of Brooklyn at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park, Brooklyn…
(This “Put Out Into the Deep” column was originally printed in the Aug. 7, 2021 edition of The Tablet.)
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