New Bridge Still Honors Polish Past

The Kosciuszko Bridge linking Brooklyn and Queens is named for Polish Catholic and American Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Father Marek Sobczak, C.M., pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, is glad the bridge will continue to commemorate the sacrifices Kosciuszko and other Poles made to build America.

Polish Bishop Joins Local Heritage Mass

With so many occasions to celebrate, the priests and bishops at the annual Polish Heritage Day Oct. 16 spent a good amount of their speaking time thanking God for all that they have.

Don’t Forget Polish Victims

Dear Editor: This is the answer to Dennis Sadowski’s “Brooklyn Pilgrims Learn History at Auschwitz” (July 30). Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, and the Poles became the first people in Europe to experience the Holocaust. Hitler made clear even before the German invasion of Poland that: “The destruction of Poland is our primary […]

Relic of St. Maximilian On View in the Diocese

The major relics of a Polish-born Franciscan friar, who voluntarily gave his life for a stranger in a Nazi concentration camp, are on pilgrimage in the Brooklyn Diocese through July 24.

Prayers for World Youth Day

World Youth Day pilgrims from Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, smile in front of a statue of Pope John Paul II in the parish’s gathering space. They will soon head for this celebration of faith in Krakow, Poland.

Diocesan Pilgrims Make Final Preps for WYD

In the final week before heading to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day (WYD), local pilgrims met with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to pray and go over final preparations. The official diocesan contingent is comprised of 400-pilgrims, including 23 priests and three bishops.

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 Lukasz Kubiak

Polish-born Father Lukasz Kubiak, 38, always loved the idea of having a big family, but never expected it would include over a million people in a diocese 4,000 miles from home.