The cause of canonization for Bishop Francis Xavier Ford has taken on special meaning in the Diocese of Brooklyn, where he was born and raised before beginning his journey of faith.
Dear Editor: Heartfelt kudos to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio for beginning the cause for the canonization of Bishop Francis X. Ford and for selecting exceptional men to work on the cause.
Aaliyah Lewis, a graduate of both St. John’s University, Jamaica, and Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, recently began her professional basketball career with Forssan Alku, a professional team based in Finland.
Diane “DiDi” Halbran, 60, a retired NYPD officer, and former secretary to the president of Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, died of 9/11-related cancer on Sept. 6.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 8 for Father Robert J. Frueh, a senior priest of the diocese, at St. Saviour’s Church, Park Slope.
The religious brothers of the diocese were honored along with women religious at a jubilee celebration May 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were guests of honor at a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and at the dinner that followed.
The Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, varsity softball team hosted its second annual Autism Awareness Tournament ; and Brian Nash, a former all-city basketball player at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, has been named the new director of basketball at IMG Academy
Larry Medina has been named athletic director at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst. He will also serve as the head cross-country coach.
Father John James Purvey, 81, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md., and former Brooklyn Franciscan Brother for 29 years, died Feb. 28. A funeral Mass was celebrated by Baltimore Archbishop William Lori.
Brother Emmett Corry, O.S.F., who wrote the history of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, died Feb. 25 at Lutheran Augustana Center, Sunset Park. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 2, at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge. The son of Irish immigrant parents, Patrick J. Corry graduated from St. Francis de Sales […]