Push Is On for Education Tax Credits

Push Is On for Education Tax Credits

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington and several New York bishops and representatives from the states’ dioceses met with Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 1 to encourage them to pass a bill that would be key for the future of Catholic schools and other religious and independent schools in the state.

Welcome to Our Permanent Deacons

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we approach the end of May, we are blessed with ordinations to both the Transitional Diaconate, as well as the Permanent Diaconate. We will ordain four Transitional Deacons now this spring and four on Nov. 7, for Ordination to the Priesthood in 2016. At the same time, I was privileged to ordain 19 permanent deacons on Saturday, May 23, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Dad’s Memory Drives Xaverian Goalie’s Faith

In hockey, a goaltender’s job is to protect the goal from the opposing team trying to score. That’s a rather huge responsibility, especially since trying to stop a puck while on skates is no easy task. For Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, senior varsity hockey goalie Kurtland Sullivan, the word “responsibility” takes on a different meaning. […]

Another Step on the Road to Priesthood

The 10 men who were ordained as deacons by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio last weekend at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, will be joined by three more transitional deacons when they are ordained as priests of the diocese next spring. That ordination is scheduled to be held at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, the first ordinations […]

A Step Closer to Priesthood

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, On Aug. 31, I had the privilege in our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens of ordaining ten men to the Transitional Diaconate. This means, please God, that this coming June we will ordain these men and three others to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of […]

Newly-ordained Deacon Manuel Quintana of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, represents soccer players all over the globe. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Brooklyn Deacon Is a Pro Soccer Agent

A deacon is known for the role of assisting and providing aide to a priest celebrating a Mass, along with many other responsibilities. In turn, a sports agent assists an athlete or coach in negotiating a contract. Manuel Quintana’s role of “assisting” as a professional soccer agent has thoroughly helped his transition of “assisting” as […]

New CYO Director Rob Caldera is busy preparing for the upcoming fall season. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

New CYO Director Eager for Challenge

When Rob Caldera was 15 years old, he spent most of his time inside the gymnasium at St. Joseph’s parish, Astoria. In fact, if the gym had been open 24 hours, he’d have been there all 24. If he wasn’t playing sports, he was helping out during basketball tournaments, keeping score or even coaching younger […]