Bishop James Massa Returns to St. Joseph’s Seminary as New Rector

Bishop James Massa, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has officially settled into his new role as rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College. He was appointed to the position by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, mid-July, and succeeded Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, who served as rector for the last nine years.

Father Alessandro Linardi

Father Alessandro Linardi, 35, began his worldly travels in childhood, but the Holy Land captured his heart so profoundly that he gave himself completely to the One Who called him there.

Father Hung Xuan Cao

Father Hung Xuan Cao, 36, was born into a peasant farming family in central Vietnam.

Fr. Flanagan of Dunwoodie

Dear Editor: It was good to read Effie Caldarola’s column (Nov. 4) in The Tablet.

Father Edward Flanagan studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary here in Dunwoodie before falling ill and eventually moving on to Omaha. I believe he studied under the great Father Duffy whose statue overlooks Times Square.

Brooklyn Priests in Rome

Three Brooklyn priests were invited and participated in a two-week conference for seminary formators held by the Congregation for Clergy in Rome.