News that another New York City police officer has been murdered saddens and disturbs us. A new disrespect for the law and peace officers has gripped the city and indeed the nation. Officer Brian Moore was a young man whose life’s ambition was to be a policeman. It was a family tradition. He died in an attempt to keep our streets free of crime.
Det. McDonald Visits St. John’s Prep Students
Detective Steven McDonald talked about being shot and left quadriplegic, and he said his faith and ability to forgive enabled him to go on with life.
Our city, and indeed the nation, is reeling from the assassinations of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. These two officers of the law, both married, with the 40-year-old Ramos having two sons and Liu being recently married, were gunned down for no reason other than the fact that they […]
This Has Not Been the Best of Times
The year 2014 has not been the best of years. And unfortunately, it is ending on a sour note with the assassination of two police officers right here in our diocese. The charlatan politicians and would-be community leaders would have us believe that the underlying problem is racism. The real danger facing us all is […]
Statement of Bishop DiMarzio on the Murder of Two NYPD Officers
The Catholic Community in Brooklyn and Queens joins me in praying for the repose of the souls of Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of our fallen Police Officers and pray earnestly for their consolation. Each day, 35,000 of our fellow citizens put on […]
Cardinal Prays for Slain Cops, Healing in City
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan joined in mourning what he called the “brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers” fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.
Catholic Theologians Make a Mark Against Racial Injustice
WASHINGTON (CNS) – This year the “hope for a just peace” that is Advent “must face the flagrant failures of a nation still bound by sin, our bondage to and complicity in racial injustice,” said a group of Catholic theologians. “The killings of black men, women and children … by white policemen, and the failures […]
Ferguson Business Owners: God Was Watching Over Us
By Dave Luecking FERGUSON, Mo. (CNS) – Plywood covered the broken front windows of her restaurant, the back door served as the main entrance and no diners appeared on this afternoon. Yet, Maria Flores counted her blessings. “God was watching over us,” Flores said, standing in the intact dining area at El Palenque restaurant about […]
Religious Leaders Seek Calm in NYC
The day after a grand jury decided it would not indict a New York police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, the New York City Commission of Religious Leaders asked that any protests arising from the matter be peaceful. “We all agree that these protests must remain peaceful, for the […]
Building a More Just City
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Democracies offer citizens the right of assembly, regress, and the ability to protest issues that are not favorable to its citizens. Recently, we have seen examples of both peaceful and not so peaceful protests. In Hong Kong, far from us, we have seen in the last month, […]