Johnny Chavez grew up on the tough streets of South Williamsburg 20 years ago, got mixed up with a street gang and became a heroin dealer when he was a high school sophomore. But luckily for him, he was arrested for robbery at the age of 17.
The first fundraising gala for the Redemptoris Mater missionary seminary in the Diocese of Brooklyn was a sold-out event honoring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who has strongly supported the distinctive center for strengthening Catholic evangelization.
In the Diocese of Brooklyn, three different charismatic movements that are popular among Hispanic Catholics — the Neocatechumenal Way, the Cursillo and the Jornadas — are giving people something different to keep them inside the church…
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the creation of a new seminary in the Diocese of Brooklyn during the Pentecost Vigil with members of the Neo-catechumenal Way at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 19.
As we approach Pentecost this year, we have received a gift from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, by way of his Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, Rejoice and Be Glad. These are words that remind us that our happiness comes from our relationship to God, especially through our intimate relationship to the Holy Spirit in whose power we have been baptized and confirmed, and by whose power we receive the sacraments.
In less than two weeks, Matthew and Stephanie Zinser and their three young sons are leaving everything behind their families, jobs and Glendale home – to answer the call to live as missionary disciples.
Italian-born Father Nicholas Apollonio, 33, gave up on God after a family tragedy, but God never gave up on him.