For Miguel Guilarte who works for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as the manager of public affairs, what he witnessed last week at the border of Venezuela-Colombia border was harrowing.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, the pastor, said the perpetrator — or perpetrators — broke into the church basement through a trap door in a small alleyway along 112th Street, which hadn’t been used in years.
Bishop Cisneros, a native of Cuba who emigrated to the United States in 1961 at the age of 16, gave the invocation and received an honorary degree at the spring commencement, which was held at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island on May 23.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros visited Ten Mile River Scout Camp, July 18.
Deacon John LaGreca, who formally served at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Dyker Heights, died suddenly April 2.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros has just gone through a tough time. What was supposed to be a five-day trip became a ‘Polish summer’ – including 50 days at a hospital in Krakow and two surgical operations
Cuban-born Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros said that the death of Fidel Castro “is not a time for vengeance, not a time for anger. But it is a time to see how we can shed some light on building up a country that has been destroyed by the ideology brought upon the island by these two men – the Castro brothers.”
A replica of the patroness of Cuba brought to the United States by Pope Francis will complete its tour of Queens churches this weekend.
More than 500 women from the Cofradías Del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús streamed through the Holy Doors of St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on their way to celebrate the feast of Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart on Friday, June 3.
Almost 1,000 immigrants to Brooklyn and Queens joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the annual diocesan celebration of World Migration Day, April 30 at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.