To help ease rising inflation, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed cartons of eggs and fresh produce July 7 at St. Michael’s Parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. These “Live it Up: Get Healthy, Live Well” events, including health screenings, are held at parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.
As the news unfolded about a subway attack Tuesday morning, Father Fulgencio Gutierrez, pastor of St. Michael’s Church, started to pray. His church is located just six blocks from where the shooting took place.
Raymond Smith, 18, became missing in action during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in December 1950. He is home now, after military forensic experts used DNA to identify his remains. His sister’s son said she was heartbroken for several decades over the loss, but now has closure.
Sean Conaboy, the St. Michael’s Church parishioner who tackled a suspect who was stabbing a woman at the Union Square station two months ago, received a medal from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Diocese of Brooklyn chancery on July 20.
Bishop Kevin Sweeney smiles when he remembers his reaction to the phone call he received in March of 2020 from a Vatican official, calling to say Pope Francis was naming him the new bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey.