Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined hundreds more for Mass celebrating the 125th year of St. Joseph’s Seminary & College at Dunwoodie, Yonkers. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, the rector, said the hill-top campus is “merely a branch campus of the one that the Great Teacher founded back in Galilee, two millennia ago.”
A year has passed since his ordination to the priesthood and assignment as a parochial vicar for Our Lady of Angels Church, but to Father Dragan Pušić, everything still feels brand new.
Not a day goes by that identical twins Luke and Ben Daghir don’t get confused for each other. It’s probably even more confusing now since Luke and Ben, both graduate seminarians, wear black shirts with white clerical collars.
As I wait to be ordained a priest of Jesus Christ in two weeks, I cannot help but feel in awe of how the Lord is preparing me to receive the grace of being ordained.
Fifteen prominent North American seminaries have committed to meeting a series of sexual misconduct policy benchmarks in hopes the move will inspire others to follow suit and to reinforce policies already in place.
For Mother’s Day, three moms reflected on raising boys who are now priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
April 29 marks the day Polish Catholics solemnly remember when nearly 2,000 of the country’s 10,000 diocesan priests perished during the Nazi German occupation in World War II. The day coincides with the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
Angela Edel worried when her teenage son, Ralph, called for a family meeting. She thought he was about to join the military like some of his classmates at Cathedral Prep. But Angela was stunned to learn her son wanted to explore the priesthood.
Six months ago, Pope Francis conferred the title “Chaplain of His Holiness” upon nine priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn in recognition of their great contributions during their times of service within the Church.
Catholics in the U.S. are learning about a problem most could never anticipate — the idea that a baptism could be invalid. Church leaders in the Diocese of Brooklyn acknowledged that this could happen.