An estimated 35,000 participants marched past St. Patrick’s Cathedral where many stopped to be greeted and have their pictures taken with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, including actor Chazz Palminteri, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The first fundraising gala for the Redemptoris Mater missionary seminary in the Diocese of Brooklyn was a sold-out event honoring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who has strongly supported the distinctive center for strengthening Catholic evangelization.
We come together today to initiate the Synodal process in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens. The concept of Synod is nothing new to the Church. In the Acts of the Apostles, we see the first council, the Council of Jerusalem, where the people came together to discern the question of how new non-Jewish Christians should be initiated into the Church.
Migration, DACA and pro-life issues are just some of the topics Bishop-Designate Robert Brennan will be tackling as the new leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Bishop-designate Robert J. Brennan introduced himself to the Diocese of Brooklyn by pledging to support immigrant communities, strengthen Catholic schools, use social media to reach young people, and listen to the needs of people in the pews.
As we approach Catechetical Sunday and the open- ing of the academic year, we recognize that our Catholic Schools and Academies, Religious Education programs, and Faith Formation programs all have the ultimate goal of catechizing, of preaching God’s Word and making it understandable to its hearers.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has been exonerated of sexual abuse allegations that date back nearly a half-century.
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.
The Diocese of Brooklyn created and sent a questionnaire to New York City mayoral candidates who appeared in the televised debates to be printed in The Tablet. Their responses are presented here. Democratic candidates Shaun Donovan, Dianne Morales, and Scott Stringer and Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, did not respond to the questionnaire.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain 10 men into the permanent diaconate at a May 29 ceremony at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.