When Capt. Francis Xavier Egan served as a U.S. Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War, he carried a set of rosary beads with him wherever he went. He had those beads on him when he was shot down and killed by the Viet Cong on Dec. 19, 1972.
Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez
Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez Retires After Pope Francis Accepts Resignation
Pope Francis on Wednesday morning accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Paul R. Sanchez of Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Paul Sanchez of Brooklyn remembers in 2012 when he received the call that Pope Benedict had named him auxiliary bishop, the apostolic nuncio told him that “you will be very happy in this ministry.”
5 Bishops, 1 Parish: Brooklyn Church Raises Group of Dynamic Leaders
The Sunset Park parish has the unusual status as a breeding ground for no fewer than five bishops currently serving in the Diocese of Brooklyn and three nearby dioceses.
Bishop DiMarzio Blesses Plaza Outside Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church installed an inscription in the sidewalk outside the building with the letter “M” to signify Mary, and a crown to remind all that she is the Queen of Martyrs.