Family: Future Bishop – Anything But Ordinary

It is not every day that an altar boy from Ridgewood grows up to be a bishop. And when that boy-turned-bishop is a humble, hard-working monsignor, it is a great blessing – not only for the Church but also for the people closest to his heart.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Multi-Talented Bishop-Elect Scharfenberger

With joy, and yet some regret for the loss to the Diocese of Brooklyn, I write today regarding the nomination of Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger as the 10th Bishop of Albany and am pleased to offer some reflections on his life and ministry in Brooklyn and Queens.

Ed Wilkinson

A Busy Weekend for the Bishop-Designate

As Bishop-designate Ed Scharfenberger prepares to become the bishop of Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, April 10, he is spending time juggling his duties as episcopal vicar for Queens and taking care of the necessary arrangements in his soon-to-be home. One of the tough things is trying to answer all the requests for his presence, as […]

Home Grown

News of the appointment of Msgr. Edward B. Scharfenberger to become the 10th Bishop of Albany, N.Y., is a source of pride and joy for all of us in the Brooklyn Diocese. As well it should be. The new bishop-elect is a product of what represents the best of our heritage. We do not speak […]

Msgr. Scharfenberger Named Bishop of Albany

Pope Francis has named Msgr. Edward B. Scharfenberger, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who serves as the episcopal vicar for Queens, to be the Bishop of Albany, N.Y., replacing Bishop Howard J. Hubbard who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. The pope also appointed Msgr. Andrzej Zglejszewski as an auxiliary bishop […]

First Impression Is a Charm

As employees of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., joined local press to meet their new bishop, Bishop-designate Edward B. Scharfenberger, there were mixed feelings. “It’s bittersweet,” said Ginny Daley, secretary to Bishop Howard J. Hubbard. Having worked for Bishop Hubbard for 15 years, she said she is thankful for his service. “He treats everyone, regardless […]