Following the Nov. 10 release of the Vatican’s 460-page report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, some of the speculation in the media has centered on the role of St. John Paul II in McCarrick’s rise through church ranks.
John Paul II
An Open Letter to the People of ‘Courage’
So, brave men and women of “Courage,” thank you for your witness. Please continue to take up the challenge that St. John Paul II issued on Oct. 22, 1978: “Be not afraid! Open the doors to Christ!” Your courage should inspire every Catholic to a similar fidelity, and to the mutual, prayerful support that helps sustain the integrity of love.
We Realize Dignity Through Work
Labor Day 2020 is very different from Labor Day 2019 as we see the economic toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken upon our economy and especially upon the job market.
Bishop DiMarzio Honored at John Paul II Foundation Dinner
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was honored at the New York Society of the John Paul II
Foundation’s banquet on June 2 at Princess Manor in Greenpoint for his 75th birthday and for
his work in the Diocese of Brooklyn,
Last Three Popes Had Devotion to OL Fatima
Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.
The Washington Post and the ‘Church of Me’
After decades of grumbling about the Washington Post’s gross ignorance about matters Catholic, it occurred to me that the problem is that the Post supports a competing religion: the Church of Me.
World Youth Day 2016 Patron Saints
The theme of the XXXI World Youth Day is: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7). St. Faustina and St. John Paul II are the patrons of the upcoming WYD in Krakow, Poland, July 26-31.
Polish Bishop to Accompany WYD Pilgrims to Krakow
Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski, a native of Poland, is going to World Youth Day (WYD) with 400 pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. The bishop sees a deep connection between the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and celebrating World Youth Day in Krakow, a city rich in history in the southern part of Poland.
Father Mark Bristol
For Brooklyn-born Father Mark Bristol, 31, the call to priesthood flowed and ebbed while in the U.S. Navy. Ultimately, he discerned God was calling him to be a fisher of men.
Father Jaroslaw Szeraszewicz
Four days before his 36th birthday, Father Jaroslaw Szeraszewicz will follow in the footsteps of his hero, Pope St. John Paul II, and be ordained to the priesthood.