Local Priests on Why It’s Good to Go to Confession

There are many Catholics who, if they’re being honest, would admit that they rarely, if ever, go to confession. And the reason wouldn’t be because they feared the priest might divulge the sins they confessed to someone else.  

Televised Devotionals Reach Out and Teach

Immediately following the 8 a.m. Mass every weekday morning at the Co_Cathedral of St. Jospeh, Father Christopher Heanue, the co-cathedral rector, leads a devotional prayer — a different prayer each day. 

‘A Priest’s First Parish is Always His Most Loved’

Father Christopher Heanue recently served his final Masses as administrator of Holy Child Jesus Church, bidding farewell to hundreds of parishioners who came to wish him well. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recently announced a new assignment for him — rector-pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. 

Bishop Cisneros, An Immigrant Story

On the evening of June 5, 2006, Msgr. Octavio Cisneros, my college seminary rector, asked if I would be available to drive him somewhere the next day. He said that he would have too much on his mind to drive himself and didn’t want to get in an accident. Little did I know then that I would be driving him to the announcement of his nomination as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, along with Msgr. Sansaricq and Msgr. Caggiano.