Cause for Bishop Ford’s Sainthood Moves Slowly

Someday, the late Bishop Francis X. Ford will be declared a saint, but no one thinks it will happen soon. “It’s a moving, alive process,” says Father Raymond Finch, M.M., the Brooklyn-born Superior General of Maryknoll. “Now, can I tell you exactly where and how long it’s gonna be? Can’t. Different things happen at different moments, some steps are taken and some steps take a little longer.”

Romero in Queens

In Queens, Romero’s Beatification Hits Home

A Mass at SS. Joachim and Anne Church on Memorial Day celebrated the beatification of Archbishop Romero, a martyr who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

Romero Is a Sign of Sanctity of Americas

By Rhina Guidos SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) – Some thought this day would never arrive. Others hoped and some always knew it would. On May 23, the Catholic Church, beatified Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass, just a day after pleading and ordering […]

Father Edward Mason

Romero Lives in the Salvadoran People

“If they kill me, I shall rise in the Salvadoran people” – The legacy of Oscar Romero. I have heard this statement of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero countless times as I showed the movie “Romero” every semester to my high school students and read it over and over in books and publications about him. But while in El Salvador in March celebrating the 35th anniversary of his assassination, I saw the truth and reality of these words as I walked and prayed with the Salvadoran people.

Pope Says Father Serra Deserves to Be a Saint

Pope Francis insisted Blessed Serra fits into a host of saints who shaped the history and culture of the Americas, particularly by spreading Christianity, caring for the poor and defending the oppressed.

Interest in Quinn Grows

Dear Editor: In reference to your splendid coverage (April 18) of Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn’s memorial Mass, please note that the majority of  persons attending it were from diverse parishes from the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses and not just from St. Peter Claver Church. The Cause for Father Quinn’s canonization has thus moved beyond […]

Father Philip Pizzo blesses statue of St. Benedict Joseph Labre

Parish Feast Day

Father Philip Pizzo, pastor of St. Benedict Joseph Labre parish, Richmond Hill, blesses a statue of the saint during Mass on the Third Sunday of Easter, April 19. The annual blessing observed the saint’s feast day, April 16, as well as the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the parish. The Queens parish is the […]

Parishioners from St. Peter Claver at Msgr. Quinn's grave

Visiting a Saintly Site

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a Mass to observe the 75th anniversary of the death of Msgr. Bernard Quinn, a Brooklyn priest whose cause for sainthood is being studied at the Vatican. The bishop and a contingent of parishioners from St. Peter Claver, Bedford-Stuyvesant, processed to Msgr. Quinn’s burial site for a prayer service. For the […]

Mercy Is the Theme of Shrine in Ridgewood

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio blessed a new chapel dedicated to the Divine Mercy image and two of its champions, St. Faustina and St. John Paul.