Following his family’s footsteps, seminarian Brendon John Harfmann was ordained a transitional deacon on May 15 and will continue his path to priesthood. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto was the main celebrant of the Ordination to the Diaconate, held at Harfmann’s home parish, St. Matthias in Ridgewood, Queens.
Even though the pandemic changed how this year’s Catholic Schools Week could be celebrated, the spirit was still alive and well across schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
A special prayer service was held at Our Lady of Victory Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to celebrate the civil rights icon’s life and legacy.
There have been Catholics in China since the Tang Dynasty in the 8th Century. But China has had a complicated relationship with the church — especially over the past 71 years when Communists have controlled the country.
The cause for canonization for Bishop Francis Xavier Ford (1892-1952) is getting a helping hand from the Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M. Guild, which is is planning to intensify its efforts.
In a moving tribute to four American women slain in El Salvador during the height of that country’s civil war in 1980, Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto led a memorial Mass marking the 40th anniversary of their deaths on Dec. 2.
Msgr. Joseph Calise, pastor at the Parish of Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka, is a recovering alcoholic who has remained sober for the last 30 years.
Four new priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn: Fathers Dragan Pušić, 54; Néstor Martínez, 35; Peter Okajima, 59; and Gabriel Agudelo-Perdomo, 58.