The Ritual That Will Formally Welcome the New Bishop of Brooklyn

Since Bishop Robert Brennan is already a prelate, there will be no rituals for ordaining a new bishop on Nov. 30. Instead, the ceremony involves his installation as shepherd of his new flock — approximately 1.5 million Roman Catholics in nearly 200 Catholic parishes across the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. 

Bishop DiMarzio Celebrates Anniversary of His Episcopacy

On Saturday, hundreds of people came to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph to see Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrate Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of his episcopacy. The congregation included a large contingent of the bishop’s family and friends who filled the front pews of the co-cathedral.

Bishops Urge Senate to Include Pro-Life Provisions in Appropriations Bills

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued their statement in response to the Senate committee’s action.

Columbus Day Parade Returns to Streets of New York City

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.