The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on Saturday, June 3, was nearly filled to capacity and swelled with joy during the ordinations of Ernesto Alonso, 44; Thimote Cherelus, 37; Nnamdi Eusebius Eze, 39; and Samuel Mwiwawi, 40.
Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio
Study Shows Parish Priests Play Big Role in Influencing Vocations
Nearly two-thirds of the men being ordained to the priesthood this year said parish priests were an encouraging influence on their vocation, according to a new study.
Biden’s Vow of Humane Immigration System Unfulfilled, Advocates Say
Two years into President Joe Biden’s term, Catholic immigration leaders wonder what happened to his campaign trail pledge to create a more fair and humane immigration system. They say while some positive steps have been taken, the administration has been slow to act, increasingly political, and reliant on recycled ineffective policies.
How Co-Cathedral’s Approval by Pope Helped Ready Diocese For Global Pandemic
During the pandemic, the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph became the base for live-streaming Masses in multiple languages. A state-of-the-art broadcast studio was part of renovations following Pope Benedict XVI’s designating the co-cathedral title in 2013.
Recalling Pope Benedict’s Only Trip to U.S. as Pontiff
The April 2008 visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S., which included a three-day trip to New York, turned out to be his only journey to this country as pontiff. But according to people who remember it, the visit, while brief, left a lasting impression.
Lawyer Was ‘Answer to Prayers’ of Migrant Detainees
Hiroko Kusuda, an immigration lawyer, received the Humanitarian Service Award from the Center for Migration Studies. The organization gave her the honor at its recent gala in lower Manhattan.
Brooklyn Family Honored for Foundation’s Immigration Work
Manhattan-based Center for Migration Studies, during its gala on Nov. 9, honored scholars and a nonprofit organization founded by a Brooklyn family for their work benefitting modern-day immigrants.
Globalization Requires Us to Change Our Views on Immigration
In the age of globalization, when goods and services circulate freely between countries, the concept of labor migration needs to be examined. While we encourage the movement of goods and services, our country has difficulty with the movement of human beings who seek to fill important jobs in our economy.
Only in Print – Bishop DiMarzio: Sandy Taught Hard Lessons, but Brooklyn and Queens Responded Well
Nearly 20 major storms marked the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the Diocese of Brooklyn spent much of the summer conducting special collections for some of the relief efforts.
Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio’s Full Columbus Day Homily
This is Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio’s full homily from the Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan on October 10, 2022.