Catholic Relief Services, which operates several programs in El Salvador, is worthy of support, said retired Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros and an engineer from that country who now lives in Queens. Their observations coincide with the start of the 2022 Rice Bowl Lenten almsgiving program sponsored by CRS.
Thousands filled Salvador del Mundo Plaza in San Salvador for the beatification ceremony of Father Rutilio Grande. Among them was retired Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who described the event as “moving.”
Devotees of Blessed Father Michael McGivney, including members of the Knights of Columbus, venerated a relic from the priest in celebration of his first feast day. The veneration followed a Mass Aug. 14 at St. Finbar Church in Bath Beach, Brooklyn.
“Officially, we are a part of this amazing diocese. I am grateful to God,” Father Israel Perez said on June 30, the day he and four of his fellow priests were incardinated and officially became part of the Diocese of Brooklyn.